Holiday packages
Five days along the Via Matildica del Volto Santo
A journey along ancient pilgrimage routes, through little-known itineraries and paths to be rediscovered in Garfagnana

We offer you a five-day holiday package between sanctuaries and symbolic places of the area, following the footsteps of saints who were born, lived or passed through those lands. We will walk to discover the places and figures that have marked the history of the territory.

The via Matildica del Volto Santo is one of the most popular and beautiful itineraries of Italy because excellently combines the beauty of the places with the richness of history and traditions. It leads to the discovery of landscapes, monuments, historic villas or castles, but also natural elements such as waterfalls, woods, rivers and lakes. It's a very famous route for lovers of spiritual and cultural journey and represents an inestimable heritage. 

The name of Via Matilde comes from Matilde di Canossa, one of the most important historical figures of the Italian Middle Ages who was also a powerful feudatary woman and supporter of the papacy in the investitures controversy, in a historical period in which women struggled very much to have power. 

It was just under the power of Matilde of Canossa that the Papal State reached one of its maximum periods of expansion, while the duchess / marquise held the power of the territories of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna as well as Tuscany.

This itinerary is a walking tour so you can calmly visit the various places of interest. During our journey we will walk along different sections of the path between San Pellegrino in Alpe and Lucca, for a total of 3 stages of about 17 kilometers each, in 3 days. The stages do not present particular difficulties, so they can be completed by anyone with a good workout.

Prices starting from

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, LU, Italia
From 01 May 2023 to 15 October 2023
Tel.: +39 0583641006
Per prenotare
Prices include
  • Overnight stay with accommodation in the agreed structure: hotel / agritourism / b & b / holiday home
  • Half board: breakfast and dinner in a restaurant, tavern or hotel
  • Lunches indicated in the program
  • Drinks with meals
  • Guided tours and excursions, so the as foreseen in the program
  • Tastings, as foreseen in the program
  • Entrances, if provided in the program
  • Train tickets, provided in the program
  • Taxes and service rates
  • An Assistant / Companion for the duration of the tour
Supplemental charges
  • Transfers to / from places of residence
  • Transfers during the tour
  • Transfers to and from railway stations
  • Meals not mentioned or defined as free
  • Optional visits and excursions
  • Medical and luggage insurance and cancellation penalties and optional insurance
  • Local tourist taxes, where applicable
  • Tips and extras of all kinds
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the item "Prices include"
Meeting point
Cancellation and no-show policies

Cancellations up to 15 days before departure: 50% penalty. 
Cancellations from 14 days before departure: 100% penalty

Garfagnana Experience by I Viaggi di Andrea
P.IVA: 01186580468
Piazza del Duomo, 6/7
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Tel: 0583641006