VIA FRANCIGENA - THE ROAD TO ROME

FROM VITERBO TO ROME – SECTION 16/16

Trip Style

Rolling Hills

Availability

March to October

Highlight

Cathedrals and churches, Papal Palace in Viterbo, Colosseum in Rome

Price from

670 EUR

 

Grade

VIA FRANCIGENA – FROM VITERBO TO ROMA AND VATICAN CITY – THE LAST 100 KM – 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS

 

Together with the Way of Saint James and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the Via Francigena is one of the most important pilgrimage routes.

 

The 1700km itinerary leads to Rome from Canterbury, passing through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. The Way crosses all Italy from North to South passing by some of the most beautiful areas of the country such as the Alps, Tuscany, the countryside of Lazio and Rome.

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This walking holiday explores the final stage of the Via Francigena, the Pilgrim Route reaching Rome and Vatican City.

 

This last section starts in Viterbo, a charming thermal city, then it passes by the lovely little town of Sutri with its Etruscan ruins and the forest of Parco di Veio before arriving at Monte Mario that offers an amazing view of Rome and San Pietro church. It ends in Rome, the goal of the entire pilgrimage, city of art, history and culture and centre of the Catholic religion with Vatican city.

PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: Viterbo (Arrival)


You will stay in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town. Viterbo is a city of ancient origin and historical traditions, lying close to the Cimini Mountains, between the Lakes of Bolsena and Vico. The city offers many alternatives from art to traditional cuisine, from medieval and renaissance architecture to thermal spas nearby.

Day 2: Viterbo to Vetralla (4h 30m – 20km)


Leaving Viterbo you take country lanes that pass through vineyards and olive groves.  Along the route and not far from the city, it may be possible to visit an ancient Etruscan tomb. The rest of the road proceeds smoothly through fields and woods to Vetralla, a fortified town in the heart of the ancient Etruscan territories.

Day 3: Vetralla to Sutri (5h – 22.5km)


From Vetralla, you pass through a forest to the Church of the Virgin of Loreto. Then you walk through extensive hazel groves, passing monumental oaks, to arrive at the Orlando towers, ruins of an ancient monastery.  You continue to the charming town of Capranica, and you finally reach the walled town of Sutri, known for its Etruscan amphitheatre and archaeological park.

Day 4: Sutri to Campagnano di Roma (5h 20m – 24.3km)


You start by walking along country lanes and tracks to the village of Monterosi, near a beautiful lake with an expanse of waterlilies. You continue your journey through fields to  Monte Gelato waterfall in a park area where you can rest and have a refreshing paddle. Then you enter Veio Park, a protected area, and you follow a riverside track through woodland to the hilltop town of Campagnano.

Day 5: Campagnano di Roma to (Isola farnense) La Storta (5h 30m – 24.4m)


Leaving Campagnano you have panoramic views over the beautiful countryside of Lazio before entering Veio Park where you can visit the Sanctuary of “Madonna Del Sorbo”. You then pass through the walled old town of Formello and you take tracks through fields down to the river Valchetta, on to charming Isola Farnese and onwards to  La Storta.

Day 6: La Storta to Rome (3h 30m – 15.8km)


This last stage of your trip crosses the suburbs to arrive at the centre of Rome. You also pass through Monte Mario Park where you have amazing views of the entire city of Rome and can admire for the first time the dome of St Peter’s church.  Then you descend to St Peter’s square – your final goal!

Day 7: Rome, end of walking holiday


Welcome to Rome, the eternal city! The Italian capital will fascinate you with its history, art, culture and tradition. Your trip ends here but, if possible, we recommend that you spend more time in the city.  The Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain,  Pantheon, and Piazza Navona are just some of the many unforgettable sights in Rome.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 6 nights in 3* hotels
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • Detailed Walking Notes
  • Francigena Holiday Pack
  • Luggage Transfer
  • 24/7 Customer Care
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees (museums, monasteries)
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Extra night stays
  • Upgrade to authentic & luxury accommodation
  • Dinner

Access

Way in & out:


By plane:
the closest airports are Leonardo da Vinci of Fiumicino and Roma-Ciampino airport

From Ciampino to Viterbo 1hrs 51min by train, 1 change
-Take the Train from Ciampino to Roma Termini
duration 15min, every 15 minutes
-Then take the Train from Roma Termini to Viterbo P.Fiorentina
duration 1hrs 36min, 3 times a day

From Fiumicino Airport to Viterbo (Porta Romana) 2hrs 14min by train, 1 change
-Take Train from Fiumicino Airport to Roma Trastevere
duration 26min, every 15 minutes
-Then take the Train from Roma Trastevere to Viterbo Porta Romana
duration 1hrs 48min, every hour

By train:
From Roma Termini station take the subway, line A direction Battistini, and stop at Valle Aurelia. Here there are railway connections reaching Viterbo Porta Romana or Viterbo Porta Fiorentina station in about 2 hours.

By car:
In general, take the Rome-Florence highway (A1) and exit at Orte. Here take the Orte-Viterbo speedway (E45) and exit at Viterbo Nord.

-From Siena take the National Road Cassia (S.S.2.) and reach Viterbo in about 2 hours.

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