The via Francigena, entered Val d’Orcia in Torrenieri immediately after the Asso Creek and climbed through the Valley of the Tuoma river where he met a first hotel, the hospitium domains Ghini del Taglio (the actual Triboli House) then the Tuoma Abbey (hospital), of which nothing remains, to San Quirico d’Orcia. From there the main route went down, parallel to the Cassia, until the Orcia, where the remains of a late medieval bridge lie still on the wide river bed. Then met the Hospitale de Arcimbaldo, then the staircase, already hospitium and later Coaching Inn. Continuing to Passalacqua, crossed The Vellora Creek , you arrive at the “Briccole“, recorded in 990 by Archbishop Sigeric as Abricula, where was the Hospitale Sancti Peregrini de Obricolis and a hospitium. Then the road was developed on the left bank of the stream Formone for Ricorsi before falling in the straw where the stage reminded by several routes, and memories from that sigericiana, San Pietro in Paglia
Sigerico, Archbishop of Canterbury, going to Rome to visit the Pope John XV in 990 a.d., marked the beginning of the Via Francigena. The official route, faithful to the one narrated by by Oaxacan Archbishop in his diaries, is divided into 79 stages and from Canterbury, France and Switzerland, crossing comes into Italy to come to Rome. It has a length of 1800 Km and, in Italian, crosses seven regions–Valle d’Aosta, Piemonte, Lombardia, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Tuscany, Lazio-e140 municipalities, for a total of 44 stops. The European Community adopted sigeric’s itinerary came to us in a precious manuscript preserved at the British Library in London, as the official route of the journey to Rome.
The Via Francigena officer is documented by Sigeric in the 10th century.
In Val d’Orcia official 4 stages:
X, Radicofani (Sce Petir in Pail, Church of Saint Peter the Apostle);
XI, hen-Castiglione d’Orcia (Abricula–Le Briccole, ancient hospital);
XII, San Quirico d’Orcia (Sce Quiric);
XIII, Torrenieri–Montalcino (Turreiner)
Percorsi: n°1 = via Cassia; n° 2 = shortest path; n° 3 = via Spedaletto; n°4 = official route