(GBR. Cicerone 2021) : "Lausanne and the Great St.Bernard Pass to Lucca". guide (en)
Guidebook to the Via Francigena pilgrim route from Lausanne to Lucca. Starting at Lake Geneva (Lac Leman), the 725 km route crosses the Alps at historic Great Saint Bernard Pass, descends the Po Valley, then climbs to cross the Cisa Pass into Tuscany. Described in 32 stages, with information on facilities and pilgrim hostels.Certified by the Council of Europe as an official Cultural Route, the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome brings to the modern pilgrim the cultural heritage of four nations & ; England, France, Switzerland and Italy & ; and highlights their natural beauty and their history. Each stage has route directions and 1:100,000 mapping which shows the route line and the facilities available at different locations. The book details accommodation along the route, including invaluable information on low-cost pilgrim hostels. The introduction contains a wealth of advice on planning and preparation and tips for making the most of the hike.