Starting with the Footbike from the abbey of Abbadia Isola, a suggestive stopping point for pilgrims who daily pass along Via Francigena, one of the oldest and longest European pilgrimage routes (it starts from Canterbury and arrives in Rome), we will walk a piece of this ” medieval “highway immersed in the Chianti hills of the Val d’Elsa to discover beautiful views of the landscape and” pleasant “places such as the Veins, resurgences that feed the green waters of the Elsa river.
Abbadia Isola was frequented since the 9th century BC. and in its vicinity there are some tombs of the Casone Etruscan necropolis. It owes its name to the environmental context in which it arose, since, standing on the edge of marshy land, the church seemed to rest on an island.
The Veins, one of the main springs that feed the Elsa river, will be a welcome stop on hot days, in fact its crystal clear waters are an invitation that cannot be renounced to take a nice refreshing swim.
In the Chianti of the Val d’Elsa on the ancient pilgrimage route along the Via Francigena from Abbadia Isola to Colle di Val d’Elsa