Via Francigena – week 7

€ 900 (from) / Per person

Via Francigena – Week 7

This week takes you through the scenic rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down cypress-lined, winding roads in Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. After you cross the gorgeous vineyards & olive groves of Tuscany, you will enter the province of Lazio. Enjoy the volcanic lake at Bolsena, as well as the town’s notable 11th-century church. From there continue to Montefiascone, an ancient town with a thriving winemaking culture. This peaceful & beautiful journey is full of wonders – castles, palaces, towers, wineries – but also provides plenty of space & time to reflect.

San Quirico is difficult to reach as it has no railway station. The nearest train station is Buonconvento, from which a bus departs every 2-3 hours. However, we can easily arrange a private transfer from Buonconvento at your convenience. 

Waiting for you at your hotel will be the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers and your credential for the pilgrim stamp.

  • 7 Days
  • Age 15+
  • Via Francigena


  • La Collegiata in San Quirico
  • St Antimo Abbey
  • Rocca d’Orcia hamlet
  • Acquapendente Crypte
  • The Bolsena lake

How does it work

We book your accommodations

We will book double/single rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels, b&b or country Inns. and you will find the corresponding vouchers in your package

We transfer your luggage

Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.

We supply GPS files.

In order to be more eco-friendly, we will provide a GPX reader application with a user-friendly interface, allowing for easy and real-time navigation

Departure: San Quirico
Destination: Montefiascone
  • 7 nights (in 2/3 stars accommodation)
  • All breakfast (dinners on demand)
  • Emergency number 24/7
  • Gps files 
  • Luggage transfer
  • Pilgrim’s “Credenziale”
  • Dinners
  • Tips
  • Wine tasting


Via Francigena week 7 from San Quirico to Montefiascone

Tour Plan


Day 1: Arrival in San Quirico D'Orcia

You can reach Buonconvento by half an hour train from Siena; there a local bus will take you to San Quirico, though you may have to wait. At your hotel, a package will be waiting for you, containing all the material you need for the week: The credential – The hotels and meals vouchers – the detailed road books and maps with a waterproof folder.


Distance 13,7 km (walking time 4 h)

Day 2: San Quirico - Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Sant'Antimo)

Because St Antimo abbey is one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany, we decided to walk an older version of the Francigena that doesn’t bypass it.. The route from San Quirico is entirely unpaved and partly on trails. It offers beautiful views of the Ripa d’Orcia castle and of the Orcia gorge. The last stretch climbs steadily among the Brunello vineyards.


Distance 17,1 km (walking time 5.30 h)

Day 3: Castelnuovo dell'Abate - Castiglion d'Orcia

There are trails which climb to the ridge overlooking the Orcia valley, however, depending on the season you may prefer the asphalt road as they are muddy and the “Crete” mud is a sticky clay. The view from the ridge is amazing and the small hamlet where you spend the night is charming.


Distance 19,8 km (walking time 6.30 h)

Day 4: Castiglion d'Orcia - Radicofani

You cannot avoid the last climb on the tarmac to Radicofani, one of the most important stops on the Francigena. In the shade of its imposing Tetennano fortress, it offers one of the most powerful landscapes of the whole route.


Distance 30,2 km (walking time 5.30 h)

Day 5: Radicofani - Proceno

Partly unpaved to Ponte a Rigo partly paved on secondary roads and beautiful landscape. This high road overlooking the Cassia was the official way before the 16th century when the Bridge over the Paglia river was built. convince the lady of the house to give you a tour of Proceno castle.


Distance 29.6 km (walking time 6.30 h)

Day 6: Proceno - Bolsena

The main interest is the scenery once you come in view of the lake. Stop to visit the Basilica del Santo Sepolcro, The St Christina church in Bolsena built-in memory of the miracle that is at the origin of the catholic celebration of “Corpus Domini”.


Distance 16,8 km (walking time 4 h)

Day 7: Bolsena - Montefiascone

A short day along a route that offers nice views of the lake from the surrounding hills. Possible detour : Civita di Bagnoregio, a spectacular ghost town perched on crumbling high cliff . A UNESCO protected site.


Day 8: End our service

See you next year to walk together the next stage

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