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Beginning in the hilltop town of Montefiascone which was formed in the crater of an ancient volcano, you will follow paths, forest trails, Roman roads and dirt tracks across the picturesque and lush green countryside of Lazio. Each of your village and town stopovers along the way possess an intriguing uniqueness and relaxed atmosphere, worthy of exploration, many with their own spectacular historical buildings often overlooked. Your last walking day will lead you to the long awaited destination of the Vatican City and excitements builds as you catch the first glimpse from Monte Mario (Mons Gaudii – Mount of Joy”), one of the city’s highest hills, before reaching St Peters Square to stand in awe, at journeys end, before the magnificent splendour of the Basilica.

Self-Guided & Guided

We offer this trek on a self-guided and guided basis. If you are familiar with the Camino de Santiago, you will know that it is well way-marked and there is no real need for a guide. In contrast, the Via Francigena is less well way-marked (although our route notes and maps provide you with the information you need) and we can recommend a local guide, certainly for larger groups who would enjoy some extra assistance and local knowledge. Please enquire for a guided walking supplement.  

Baggage Transfers

Luggage can be transported from hotel-to-hotel enabling you to travel with just a day rucksack. Unlike our other treks, baggage transfer is an optional extra as many Pilgrims prefer to travel light and carry their own. There is a limit of 20kg per bag. See prices below.

Variations

Our basic itinerary can be varied when possible. You may take rest days in one of the existing stops or stay longer at the end to explore the historical and cultural city of Rome. Just contact us with your wishes and we will provide a quotation.

Walk Grading

Self guided (7 nights): Moderate. Total ascents = 2459*m. Total descents = 3038m. Total distance = 75 miles / 120 km.

We also feature an 8 night itinerary which splits the longest stretches into more manageable distances:


Self guided (8 nights): Moderate. Total ascents = 2459m. Total descents = 3038m. Total distance = 76.5 miles / 122.5 km.

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Your hotels have been selected to be friendly, welcoming and comfortable.

We offer standard and higher grade hotel options all of which have private bathrooms. Our standard grade hotels are generally 2-3* in category. The higher graded options utilises superior accommodation (where available) that is generally 3*. Both of our hotels in Rome are conveniently located close to the Vatican City.

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Day 1 Arrive in Rome city and take the train to Montefiascone (included – approximately 1hr 30mins), then it is just a short taxi journey to your first hotel. Alternatively, we can arrange a private transfer from the airport straight to your first hotel for a supplement.

If you arrive in Montefiascone with some time to spare, you can visit its intriguing cathedral with one of the largest domes in Italy, or explore the remains of the old Papal summer residence, Rocca di Papi, which provides amazing views over Lake Bolsena.

Day 2 Montefiascone to Viterbo

Walking through rolling rural landscapes still in view of the imposing walled town of Montefiascone, Viterbo is approached with the highlight of a welcome bathe in the Bagnaccio thermal pools much favoured in Roman times. Arrival in Viterbo promises the delights of the best preserved medieval town in Lazio and the 13th century residence of the popes. As you wander the streets, every twist and turn provides a feast for the eyes in historical terms. The city is completely walled and within lays a wealth of Palaces, churches, piazzas, restaurants, shops and bars. Then there is the Papal Palace requiring time.....so much to explore an extra night is well worthwhile.

Ascent: 204m. Descent: 470m. Distance: 11 miles. Time: 5 hours

Day 3 Viterbo to Vetralla

On this part of the Via Francigena you will continue along quiet lanes, passing through vineyards and olive groves with distant lake and hill views making a delightful walk to Vetralla. Explore the small mediaeval quarter before a superb dinner at your accommodations' restaurant.

Ascent: 302m. Descent: 338m. Distance: 9 miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 4 Vetralla to Sutri

A longer and slightly more demanding walk today through beautiful countryside leading to the walled town of Sutri. A diversion may be made to explore the town before heading to your Agritourismo for the night. For the Via Francigena this is a strange stop. The Via does not pass through the town but it is well worth a visit. However, as the day is long from Vetralla, you may wish to visit the town, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Etruscan Tombs the following morning.

Ascent: 540m. Descent: 538m. Distance: 15 miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 5 Sutri to Campagnano

Today includes walks through fields, past rivers and great waterfalls, such as Monte Gelato which is thoroughly enjoyable. Not quite so underfoot is the superbly preserved flagged Roman road which eventually leads you to Campagnano di Roma, first mentioned in 1076. As you approach you will see it rising above the landscape; another interesting town rich in history.

Ascent: 525m. Descent: 544m. Distance: 13 miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 6 Campagnano to La Storta

Your route today passes the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sorbo before entering quiet, pastoral landscapes.  As you continue on to La Storta, you say goodbye to rural life in preparation for your entry to Rome now just 15km away. A fabulous dinner awaits you at the end of this long day.

Ascent: 593m. Descent: 713m. Distance: 15 miles. Time: 6 hours.

Day 7 La Storta to Roma

As you follow the Via Trionfale into Rome you will also walk through two major parks, the Insugherata and Mt Mario at 139m. From here you catch that first breathtaking glimpse of St Peter's Basilica gleaming amidst the sprawling city before you. It’s a great place to sit, reflect and prepare for your final steps along the Viale Angelico to the end of your Pilgrimage to Rome.

Ascent: 295m. Descent: 435m. Distance: 12 miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 8 If you didn’t have time to get your Pilgrim Certificate yesterday, you can now go to the Basilica between 09.30 and 12.30 to receive it (closed on Wednesdays and Sundays) or stay an extra night or two to explore this beautiful city. Return to the airport via a short bus journey or we can arrange a private transfer for a small supplement.

Alternative 8 night itinerary to shorten distances:

Days 1 - 3
(same as above)

Day 4 Vetralla to Capranica Ascent: 378m. Descent: 343m. Distance: 10.5 miles. 

Day 5 Capranica to Monterosi Ascent: 321m. Descent: 349m. Distance: 11 miles. 

Day 6 Monterosi to Campagnano Ascent: 366m. Descent: 390m. Distance: 8 miles. 

Days 7 - 9 (sames as days 6 - 8 above)

Please note the price supplement for this 8 night itinerary is an additional £30 per person

 

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The best times to experience this walk are in Spring and Autumn. April, May and June have lovely warm weather and blooming flowers, whereas September and October offer stunning gold and red landscapes, all beautiful in their own way. July and August can be very hot and you also have the worry of it being quite busy, especially in Rome.



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Rome has two main airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino. Fiumicino welcomes many intercontinental flights as well as connecting options. Both airports welcome regular flights from the UK. From the airport, a 30-45 minute bus or express train journey is required to get you into Rome City (included). From here you can then get the train (included) to Montefiascone (1 hour 30 minutes) and then a short taxi ride to your first hotel (payable locally approx. €10).

Alternatively, you can substitute the included bus and train tickets for a private car transfer from either Rome airports straight to your hotel in Montefiascone for a supplement.

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Via Francigena – Montefiascone to Rome (Last 130km)

2017/18

All Pilgrim prices include:

o   7 nights in a choice of standard or higher grade accommodation

o   Breakfast every day

o   Hotel location maps and useful notes

o   Return bus/express train tickets between Rome airport and Rome City

o   Rail ticket from Rome City to Montefiascone

o   Our unique walk booklet written by one of our team from personal experience walking this stage

o   Experience of a pilgrim specialist consultant arranging the right trip for you

o   Walking map

o   All documents sent to your home in advance of travel

o   Pilgrims Passport (so you can claim your Testimonium at the Basilica)

o   24 Hour support line, manned by English speakers

o   General useful notes for your journey

Optional (see prices below):

o   Flight arrangements to Rome from the UK

o   Supplement per person for dinner on 5 nights,  recommended to ensure a meal is available at the end of a long day

o   Baggage transfer between hotels, so you walk with just a day pack

o   Supplement per person to substitute included rail ticket from Rome city to Montefiascone town for private car transfer from Rome airport to first hotel

o   Supplement per person to substitute included bus ticket for private car transfer from Rome City to Rome airport

                  o   Supplement per person to opt for 8 night itinerary to shorten walking distances (see itinerary for                           more information) = £30 


Not included:

o   Taxi from Montefiascone rail station to hotel (approx. €10 per car)

o   Lunch and drinks with meals

Prices are per person in GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, CAD & NZD

 

 

Prices Include Following

 

GBP

 

USD

 

EUR

 

AUD

 

CAD

 

NZD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Grade

 

Bed and Breakfast based on two

 

589

 

853

 

693

 

1074

 

1071

 

1136

accommodation

 

sharing a twin/double room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplement for travelling in Jun-Aug

 

30

 

42

 

35

 

52

 

52

 

56

 

 

Supplement for Half Board/

 

105

 

147

 

121

 

184

 

184

 

194

 

 

Dinner/MAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single room Supplement (Sep-May)

 

133

 

186

 

153

 

232

 

232

 

246

 

 

(Jun-Aug)

 

154

 

216

 

177

 

269

 

269

 

285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Grade

 

Bed and Breakfast based on two

 

669

 

965

 

785

 

1219

 

1214

 

1287

accommodation

 

sharing a twin/double room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplement for travelling in Jun-Aug

 

30

 

42

 

35

 

52

 

52

 

56

 

 

Supplement for Half Board/

 

109

 

153

 

125

 

191

 

191

 

202

 

 

Dinner/MAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single room Supplement (Sep-May)

 

168

 

235

 

193

 

294

 

294

 

310

 

 

(Jun-Aug)

 

182

 

255

 

209

 

319

 

319

 

336

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baggage

 

Transfer of Bags Max 20kg per bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard grade hotels

 

92

 

129

 

106

 

161

 

161

 

170

 

 

Higher grade hotels

 

94

 

132

 

108

 

165

 

165

 

174

Extra Nights in Rome per person per night B&B

 

Standard grade hotels

 

49

 

69

 

56

 

86

 

86

 

90

 

Higher grade hotels

 

69

 

97

 

79

 

121

 

121

 

128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Access

 

Transfer from Rome airport to Montefiascone hotel (per person based on 2 sharing)

 

95

 

133

 

109

 

166

 

166

 

176

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Access

 

Transfer from Rome hotel to Rome airport (per person based on 2 sharing)

 

35

 

49

 

40

 

61

 

61

 

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flights from UK

 

Approximate cost of flights to

 

130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

return between London &

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*For important details of our flight price policy click here

Prices in US Dollar (USD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Canadian Dollar (CAD) and New Zealand Dollar (NZD) include all bank charges and costs of couriering documentation to your home. This enables you to study them before you set off and gives you peace of mind as you will not have to worry that the documents will not be at your first hotel. 

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