8 Days / 7 Nights
Duration
108 km
Distance
Moderate
Grade

Along with the Camino de Santiago and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the Via Francigena, or Camino to Rome, is one of the most important historic pilgrimage routes in the world. This trip spans the final section of the Via Francigena, a 100km journey through the striking countryside of Lazio, culminating in the Vatican City. The charming medieval city of Viterbo, your starting point, is rivalled for beauty by the quiet historic towns you will meet along the way such as Sutri, Capranica and Campagnano di Roma. The trail crosses shaded forests, rolling olive groves and charming backroads until you reach Monte Mario on the outskirts of Rome, where you can enjoy wonderful views of the Eternal City. In The Vatican City, you will receive the pilgrim͛ certificate for the Via Francigena.

 

STAGES

Viterbo-Vetralla (18 km)
Vetralla-Sutri (24 km)
Sutri-Campagnano di Roma (25 km)
Campagnano di Roma-La Storta (23 km)
La Storta-Rome (17 km)

INCLUDES

En suite hotel accommodation
Breakfast
Daily luggage transfer
Pilgrim’s kit (passport and shell)
Detailed information prior to start
24/7 support telephone number
Evening dinners (guided)
Two experienced guides (guided)
All transfers to and from airport (guided)
Flights not included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Winding your way through a beautiful landscape of olive groves, shaded forests and dirt roads
  • Encountering the rich ancient and medieval heritage of towns such as Viterbo, Sutri and Capranica
  • Sampling tasty local Italian cuisine
  • Reflecting on your journey in The Vatican City, then discovering the vibrant atmosphere and world famous sights of Rome

 

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Day 1. Arrival in Viterbo

Wander through Viterbo’s beautiful historic centre, one of the best preserved medieval towns in central Italy. A visit to historic sights such as the Papal Palazzo or Cathedral of San Lorenzo will set you up nicely for your first day of walking.             

Overnight: Viterbo

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Day 2. Viterbo – Vetralla (18 km)

Depart Viterbo through the beautiful Piazza di San Lorenzo and continue along backroads and olive groves until you reach the quiet town of Vetralla.

Overnight: Vetralla

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Day 3. Vetralla-Sutri (24 km)

Today you walk along many shaded tracks through forests. Stop for a break at the charming town of Capranica before crossing a lush valley to get to the beautiful hilltop town of Sutri. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this historic town and in the evening visit the famous Roman amphitheatre and Etruscan tombs.

Overnight: Sutri

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Day 4. Sutri-Campagnano di Roma (25 km)

Head out past the amphitheatre and walk across woods and dirt tracks until you reach the town of Monterosi where you can take a break. A landscape of woods, fruit trees and farmland lies between you and the steep climb into medieval Campagnano di Roma.

Overnight: Campagnano di Roma

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Day 5. Campagnano di Roma-La Storta (23 km)

Ascend out of Campagnano and walk along a country road until you reach the lovely little town of Formello. Now you enter more open, rolling lands until a winding wooded track takes you to Isola Farnese and the small ascent to La Storta.

Overnight: La Storta

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Day 6. La Storta-Rome (18 km)

Depart La Storta and walk along the roadside until you turn into a trail that ends in the outskirts of Rome. Climb through the wooded environment of Monte Mario, from where you will appreciate panoramic views of Rome and The Vatican City.

Overnight: Rome

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Day 7. Free day in Rome

Explore the many fascinating sights of ancient Rome including the Pantheon, Colosseum and Forum. Stroll through the bustling streets of Trastevere or Campo di Fiore. Visit Saint Peter’s Basilica and The Vatican City, where you can also collect your pilgrim certificate for the Via Francigena, known as the Testimonium.

Overnight: Rome

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Day 8. Rome

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the end of your Via Francigena adventure. See you next time!

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 7 reviews
09/27/2017

To Dónal and Juan,
It’s been a fantastic week. Thank you.
[Paul Donnelly, County Cork, Ireland, September 2017]

09/27/2017

Dónal and Juan,
Thanks so much for all your help and guidance this past week.
[Margaret O’Shea, County Kerry, Ireland, September 2017]

09/27/2017

It has been a joy and a privilege to be in your company all week.
[Jospehine Flood, County Kerry, Ireland, September 2017]

09/27/2017

To Juan and Dónal,
Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip. I had a ball. Thank you so much.
[Joanne Carroll, County Cork, Ireland, September 2017]

09/27/2017

Juan and Dónal,
Thanks for all your wonderful help this week—Perfecto!
[Tim and Ann Finn, Cork, Ireland, September 2017]

09/27/2017

Words couldn’t describe how wonderful you have been to all of us.
[Ann Fitzpatrick, County Leitrim, Ireland, September 2017]

09/27/2017

Thank you both for all your help and guidance. Good luck.
[Pamela Johnson, County Tipperary, Ireland, September 2017]

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