The village of Gallina is an old farming village, built as a rest stop for pilgrims since positioned at the point where the via Cassia coincides with the old via Francigena.
Called Osteria della Scala, has always been popular with travellers on pilgrimage to Rome, up to recent times. Has experienced a strong growth in the postwar years, but there is still evidence of its past numerous fortified farmhouses and former stations that keep retained their original appearance
Monuments and landmarks
-Church of Saint Mary of the fields reference fraction Church, was built in the late sixties and early seventies of the 20th century.
–Fortified farms and ancient stations: La Poderina, La Rimbecca, La Scala, the posts, which still preserves the Church of San Pellegrino, with the ancient Hospital where he stayed also Francis of Assisi.
The Via Francigena
After the cippo del km 175 joins the ladder (318 m), ex-post station of Renaissance. There are also traces of a more ancient building and, on the other side of the road, an oratory.
postal station of La Scala (Castiglione d’Orcia-SI)
Station first mentioned 1562
Later, on a gentle slope, between the rivers Rofanello and two farmhouses are Vellora called the posts.