The Via Francigena is getting a face lift – the part of the road that takes pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome (and beyond) that crosses Tuscany will be set up for FREE WIFI connection starting as soon as this Easter weekend.
Many pilgrims travel the ancient road on foot – some, less hearty, do the pilgrimage by car. The part that crosses Tuscany (about 450 km) – and goes through Pietrasanta will get the free service. The Comune di Pietrasanta has joined the initiative and will provide eight access points – four on walls and four on light poles – in Valdicastello, Pietrasanta, Strettoia, and Vallecchia, which is the historic path the old pilgrimage road.
The service will be available to the pilgrims, tourists and residents alike. Let us know if you’re able to use the system… (there’s no word yet on whether Camaiore will also join the network.)