The “Lauretana Path” originated in the Etruscan-Roman era. The Romans, considering the importance of the villages that the road touched and grasping the importance of Cortona at the time, expanded this path and the roads that connected it, to then connect the ancient Etruscan Lucumone (namely a capital of Etruscans) to the Tuscan coastal cities. The real success of the Lauretana Path originated in the Medieval period, when it was the connection from Siena to Valdichiana and to the Umbria-Marche area. An incredible road that crosses the unspoiled nature of Tuscany in breathtaking paths, between hills and valleys.
The Lauretana Path is known for having conveyed ideas, goods, artists, merchants and pilgrims for centuries. The Tuscan stretch, which starts in Siena and goes towards Cortona, is 115 km long and is available today for anyone who wants to appreciate the beauties of nature and the artistic works present in each village of the route, testifying the historical importance of this ancient road, now re-evaluated and made safe for everyone.