Guided group: via Francigena – Week 8
The surrounding countryside of Rome is covered in remarkable ruins from the Etruscans & the ancient Roman Empire, as it was the area most populous in those times. It is also dense with lush verdant forests & cascading waterfalls, papal palaces & thermal baths. You will pass through Viterbo, a town with an incredible history dating back to the Etruscans. Enjoy the thermal baths of Bagnaccio, explore the historic center (the largest medieval city center in Europe) and eat a plate of lombrichelli, the delicious pastas of the region. From there you will continue to the town of Vetralla, nestled in the volcanic Cimini mountains, with breathtaking views from the ancient city center. Then you’ll pass through dense woods, past ancient ruins & abandoned monasteries, before reaching the enchanting town of Sutri, with a remarkable amphitheater. Onwards past waterfalls & pristine forests until you reach the eternal city, Rome.
The best way to reach Montefiascone is by train from Viterbo (11 min). The Montefiascone train station lies outside the town center, however, which means you’ll either need to walk (36 min) or take a taxi (5 min) from the station to your hotel.
Waiting for you at your hotel will be all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, a detailed description of the trail, the GPS maps, & the pilgrim’s “passport” (credenziale). You will also be told where to go to receive a benediction by a priest, should you desire one.
- 7 Days
- Age 15+
- Via Francigena