THE THERMAL VIA FRANCIGENA
Well-being on the road in Tuscany along the Via Francigena, a certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”
The pilot poject Thermal Via Francigena was presented on 10th October in Florence. The project is realised by the Tuscany Regione, Gambassi Terme city council and the European Association of the Via Francigena ways in cooperation with FEDERTERME.
The “Thermal Via Francigena” project was born in the Tuscan section of the route in order to offer an additional service to travellers who wish to broaden their experience through a proposal devoted to their well-being. The project aims to promote thermal structures in close proximity to the Francigena Way hoping to expand on an international level and to interact with European slow tourism.
Travellers can combine physical relaxation and thermal water with their journey. Thermal structures are committed to welcoming pilgrims with an offer linked to transport, hospitality and thermal treatment with favourable rates for pilgrims and tourists equipped with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways official “Pilgrim Passport”.
The project aims to promote thermal structures in close proximity to the Francigena Way hoping to extend on an international level and to interact with European slow tourism and other cultural routes.
The EHTTA President and Mayor of Montecatini Mr. Giuseppe Bellandi attended the press conference in Florence. Montecatini, as well as the spas of Montepulciano, Chianciano, Fivizzano, Gambassi and Sorano is an important the active partner of this pilot project.
A visibilty event combining culture, spa and hiking will be scheduled in Spring 2019 in Montecatini in cooperation with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways.