100 years of Valecchi Calzature

His grandfather Septimius opened a shoe workshop in 1921, where the shop still stands today. Settimio was sent to learn the trade at a very young age from a cobbler from Corso Matteotti, also in Borgo San Lorenzo. It was taken for granted for the young man to undertake this profession as his father was a hoof and other relatives worked the leather to make the saddles of the horses.

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The emporium for dreamers

“VIAnDANTE  – Massimiliano explains – is for explorers, dreamers and the curious who follow a path so as to nourish the body, mind and soul”. We are in the centre of San Quirico d’Orcia, in the middle of the Via Francigena: “We were inspired by the itinerary of Sigeric, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who began the journey in 990 AD and during the journey noted the stages of the route thereby creating the oldest extant record of the Via Francigena”.

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