The alternative route for Abbadia San Salvatore deviates from the official route along the historic via Cassia, a little before Posta di Ricorsi. This town was a crossroads for pilgrims and shepherds during the Middle Ages: the Abbadia monastery owned hotels and hospices throughout the Val di Paglia and was an important stopping point for travellers. In the medieval village, you can see the Church of Santa Croce and the Church of Sant'Angelo. Don't miss Palazzo della Podestà and the many other medieval buildings. Outside the walls, stop by the Church of San Leonardo and the small, rustic Church of the Ermeta.