Via Francigena – WEEK 8
From Montefiascone to Rome
Montefiascone can be easily reached by train from Viterbo, however the train station is far out of town and you need a taxi to reach your hotel where you will find all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of the walking and the GPS maps. You will also be told where to go to receive a benediction should you desire one before you start on your way. This is one of the richest week of the whole route with beautiful, pristine landscapes, Etruscan and Roman remains, papal palaces and thermal pools.
Holiday TypeVia Francigena
Activity Level Moderate
San Flaviano frescoes
The Pope palace in Viterbo
The Farnese palace in Caprarola
Madonna del parto in Sutri
The Monte Gelato waterfalls
HOW DOES IT WORK:
We book your accommodations
We will book double 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 detailed route notes and maps
At your choice, the route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German and maps have GPS tracing
- 7 Nights Accommodation
- All Breakfast ( Dinners on Demand )
- Luggage transfer
- Road Book & Maps
- Gps Files Available
- Emergency number 24/7
- The Pilgrim’s “Credenziale”
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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 seing. Do not miss the frescoes in the church of San Flaviano.
Day 2 – Montefiascone – Viterbo -Distance 18 km Walking time: 4h
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.
Day 3 – Viterbo – Caprarola – Distance:18 km Walking time: 6h30
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.
Day 4 – Caprarola – Sutri – Distance: 16 km Walking time: 4h30
Again we disregard the official, crowded route in favour 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 amphtheatre.
CAMPAGNANO DI ROMA
Day 5 – Sutri – Campagnano di Roma – Distance: 26,5 km Walking time: 7h00
At the exit of town, do not miss the Madonna del Parto chappel, an ancient pagan temple which was turned into a christian church and host some very interesting frescoes representing pilgrims walking. Past midway, a small detour will lead to the Monte Gelato waterfalls.
Day 6 – Campagnano di Roma – Isola Farnese – Distance : 21 km Walking time: 5h00
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.
Day 7 – Isola Farnese – Rome – Distance 25 km Walking time: 5h30
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 1 – Montefiascone –
Day 2 – Viterbo –
Day 3 – Caprarola –
Day 4 – Sutri –
Day 5 – Campagnano di Roma –
Day 6 – Isola Farnese –
Day 7 – Roma –