Day 1: Arrival in Montefiascone
You can reach Montefiascone by an hour train ride from Rome or from Viterbo. The town is famous for the local white wine “Est Est Est” .However in town there are many other important things worth seeing. Do not miss the frescoes in the church of San Flaviano.
Distance 18 km (walking time 4 h)
Day 2: Montefiascone - Viterbo
The route unfolds along the Bolsena lake, with beautiful views of the lake which, being of volcanic origins is very deep. Near Viterbo you will pass the Bagnaccio thermal pools where it is fun to soak in milky-green steaming waters. Viterbo is a nice small town and offers insights into real Italian life style as it is away from any tourist circuits.
Distance 18 km (walking time 6.30 h)
Day 3: Viterbo - Caprarola
There is an official alternative route to the one in the plain. In the Middle Ages it was meant to avoid unsafe, marshy areas where Malaria was a real risk. The alternative route we have chosen is slightly longer, but passes across a vast unspoiled area.
Distance 16 km (walking time 4.30 h)
Day 4: Caprarola - Sutri
Again we disregard the official, crowded route in favor of an alternative mountain road. We walk on a ridge, discovering wide views on both sides in a rugged landscape of deep valleys and narrow gorges. Sutri is a charming town with an ancient well-preserved amphitheater.
Distance 26.5 km (walking time 7.00 h)
Day 5: Sutri - Campagnano di Roma
At the exit of the town, do not miss the Mitreo, an ancient pagan temple which was turned into a chapel to the Virgin in the Middle Age and host some very interesting frescoes representing pilgrims walking. Past midway, a small detour will lead to the Monte Gelato waterfalls.
Distance 21 km (walking time 5 h)
Day 6: Campagnano di Roma - Isola Farnese
The most important sights of this day are the Madonna del Sorbo Sanctuary and Veio, an Etruscan archaeological site which is, however very poorly kept and run down. La Storta is a suburb of Rome and as such is not particularly interesting actually quite unpleasant. We therefore prefer to spend the night in a small hamlet perched on a cliff 5 km before.
Distance 25 km (walking time 5.30 h)
Day 7: Isola Farnese - Roma
Walking into a large capital city is a difficult undertaking, however we have managed to avoid most of the traffic ridden Via Trionfale walking through two major parks: the Insugherata and Mt Mario park.
Day 8: End our service
See you next year to walk together the next stage