The Via Francigena and other well-known pilgrimage routes aren’t the only ones that wind through Tuscany; indeed, there is also the Cammino di San Bartolomeo, a route nearly 100 km long that links places dedicated to the saint. St. Bartholomew, one of the 12 Apostles, is the patron saint of many cities, including Cutigliano, and there are many churches and traditional festivals dedicated to the man.
The route begins in Fiumalbo (in the province of Modena) and ends in Pistoia; the walk is broken down into five stages, making it doable in five or six days depending on the pilgrim’s hiking abilities.
The Cammino is primarily made up of mule tracks and trails, with very few stretches on asphalt roads, and isn’t very difficult. There are yellow arrows along the route to indicate the way.
The Cammino di San Bartolomeo crosses through places that boast immense natural beauty and rich historical and artistic culture: it’s the perfect journey for those in search of silence and personal reflection.