The Via Francigena walking route crosses the southern part of Lombardy for 140 kilometres, along a flat route divided into 7 stages, which can be covered consecutively or divided into several day trips or short trips of two or three days. The departure and arrival points of each stage are generally well connected to Milan, Pavia and Lodi by train or bus.
The stages of the Via Francigena
The connection with Milan
It is possible to walk from Milan to Pavia along the towpath of the Naviglio Pavese, and from here take the Via Francigena, or return to Milan. An interesting variant allows you to reach the Certosa di Pavia, and from here take the Via Verde della Battaglia, an interesting "greenway" that crosses the Vernavola Park and reaches the center of Pavia. The Via Verde della Battaglia can also be followed as a circular route starting from the centre of Pavia.