Eateries

Restaurants, pizzerias, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes and other eateries along the Via Francigena.

Brewery - Birrificio San Gimignano Srl

The Brewery - Birrificio San Gimignano produces artisanal and organic beers from Tuscany.

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VF05 - 60 Hone - Bar del Mulino

Family-run bar open from 5 am to 11 pm. Located directly on the Francigena route and under Forte di Bard. It offers many solutions suitable for all hours of the day, from breakfast to a rich choice of sandwiches to homemade ice cream in the summer season.

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VF06 - 20 Settimo Vittone - Osteria la Sosta

Our values are enclosed in the letters of the word osteria: hospitality, simplicity, tradition, experience, refreshment, informality and friendship. Our mission is to preserve and offer the traditional recipes and the typical cuisine of these places, which has its roots in its history and in the landscape itself (hills, mountain pastures, Dora Baltea river basin). Traditional dishes are therefore to be found as the dishes of the day, not always readily available in classic restaurants. Simplicity in the service, which means our dishes are served in the characteristic copper pans, and maximum care in everything that is home-made (including agnolotti, fresh pasta, desserts, ...) "We are what we eat": this is why we use only local meat, cold cuts, cheeses and wines, as well as all ingredients and fresh vegetables, according to the season and whenever possible, are provided by small local producers.

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VF06 - 90 Ivrea - Le Ali in Cucina

‘Le Ali in Cucina -Officina Alimentare’ is a new food concept to satisfy the needs of a healthy and tasty cuisine at the same time. Most of the dishes prepared every day by Alina - the owner - are completely vegan but you can also find vegetarian dishes (i.e. prepared with eggs and pecorino cheese). We are located in Ivrea, 200 meters from viafrancigene and nearby to the “Anfiteatro Romano”.
Our little dining room it’s cosy and simply perfect for your lunch break or just for a snack while taking a rest and relax.
We propose unique dishes with two or three choices from the deli desk. For pilgrims with credentials, water and coffe are offered for free, and of course pilgrims stamp are included!
Out fo the lunch time you may have heatlhy and energetic snacks such as nuts, almonds, abricots, raisins and natural biscuits to take away and boost your energy level during your walk.

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VF07 - 90 Viverone - Km 0 ASD

Characteristic bar where is possible taste local product like wine, salami and cheese. We offer breakfast, quick lunch, sandwiches, snacks, platter.

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VF13 - 90 Pavia - Bar Gelateria Romea

With a view of the Ticino River, in front of the Covered Bridge of Pavia, the bar has seating and a nice outdoor area where you can enjoy breakfast, a light lunch break, a snack with our desserts and ice creams or an aperitif. After dinner, until late in the evening, our homemade ice cream is the real star, served in many original recipes and the most delicious decorations.
The name of the bar ROMEA is dedicated to the Via Francigena, and is dear to the owners, of Roman origin who have chosen it also because it is the anagram of the Italian word AMORE which stands for LOVE.
A place 'made with love' created to refresh those who have a 'desire for good'.

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VF13 - 90 Pavia - Osteria Letteraria Sottovento

A gathering place for students, alternative youth and intellectuals, the "Sotto", how the regulars call it, is a small tavern-cafe where you can listen to good music, join a public reading or screening, drink a good glass of wine while feeling part of the city's cultural life.

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VF14 - 60 Belgioioso - Agriturismo il Gandulin

Located directly on the Via Francigena, few meters from the Pilgrims Church, in San Giacomo district, our agritourism is a calmness oasis in the greenery where you find hospitality and refreshments enhanced by a smile! Genuine and delicious menu. Don’t miss us .. by foot, by bike, with dogs

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VF21 - 50 Berceto - Birreria Francigena

You are in one of the oldest parts of Berceto! The square in front of the entrance was once the center of the town and the cobbled street that led you to this is the famous Via Francigena, which from distant Canterbury and all over Europe led pilgrims who wanted indulgence for their sins. It was a long and dangerous journey and the community of Berceto has always given hospitality and refreshment to those who passed by. Outside the town walls, the pilgrims had to face the dangers of the Apennine mountains: snow, cold and above all, brigands! Set at 800 meters above sea level Berceto is counted among the authentic villages of Italy and has always attracted attention for its summers with a perfect climate, fresh air and breathtaking sunsets. Visit the mysterious Romanesque Duomo a stone's throw from here, get lost in the "schivadebit", the narrow streets of the old town, or climb to watch the sunset over the ruins of the Castle Conti Rossi. By the way, everyone knows it now, Berceto is the mountain village closest to the sea, a place you can only fall in love with.

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VF24 - 70 FOSDINOVO - TRATTORIA QUINTA TERRA

Trattoria/Restaurant at the entrance of the Castle of Malaspina

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VF24 - 90 Sarzana - Osteria dei Sani

Characteristic restaurant in the historic center of Sarzana, located in an old deconsecrated church with exposed stones and vaulted ceilings, it offers typical dishes based on land / sea and veg., Wide and excellent choice of bruschetta made with homemade bread. The Osteria offers fresh pasta, homemade bread and ‘focaccia’, grilled specialties, excellent steaks, typical  dishes of the local tradition ('testaroli'), freshly caught local fish every day opending on market availability, dishes and menus with seasonal ingredients also from our Tuscan farm "Il Borgo Della Colomba". Excellent wine selection. Outdoor space in the pleasant ‘carugio’ or in the adjacent square. Possibility of "pilgrim's menu" at a fixed price. Open lunch and dinner 7/7.

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VF27 - 85 Lucca - Gli Albogatti

“Albogatti” is a city farm 4 km from Lucca downtown (Tuscany) placed into Serchio’s fluvial park. Outside the building we can found recreational green area, a didactic path to discover river’s wildlife, and a large vegetable garden-orchard. “Albogatti” welcomes schools, organisations, trips and people who want known and discover about environmental, life-cycle and sustainable development. At “Albogatti” you can find a bar and a bicycle rental for excursions in the Serchio river park, guided, on request, by environmental guides.

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VF27 - 90 LUCCA - SUNFLOWER BISTROT

Bar caffetteria, snack bar, hot meals 

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VF34 - 60 Monteroni d'Arbia - Ristorante La Valserena

Descrizione in inglese (max 1000 caratteri) The restaurant La Valserena is located above a classic Tuscan "poggio", in the heart of one of the most striking landscapes of the Crete Senesi. An old farmhouse surrounded by greenery used as a restaurant, family-run for over 20 years. The simple and genuine cuisine makes rediscover flavors and recipes of those peasant traditions and culture now almost forgotten. The main feature of the restaurant is the huge exposed grill. Cooking with real wood embers enhances the flavor of the meat. Every evening you can taste excellent pizzas cooked in a characteristic wood oven (the pizza made with whole wheat flour is worth trying). The Valserena restaurant has a large internal room made out of an old stable, as can be seen from the yokes attached to the walls and the animal feeder that runs along the entire wall. During the summer there is an outdoor veranda surrounded by a large garden overlooking Siena.

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