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The Via Francigena was the group of roads that the pilgrims from northern Europe ”the Francs” followed to reach Rome and eventually Jerusalem. There were many roads, but, having to chose a set route, the Italian government decided to follow the road that was first described by Sigerico, the archibishop of Canterbury, who in 900 described in writing his return trip from Rome to Canterbury..
We focus on the final sections of the pilgrimage starting in Switzerland few miles before the Italian border in order to include the crossing of the Alps which were the major obstacle on the pilgrims way to Rome.
We have divided the whole itinerary into eight manageable stages. You will be supported with 24-7 back-up and provided with comprehensive route notes and the Via Francigena route maps. Accommodation is booked each evening for you in friendly and comfortable hotels, country inns or guesthouses, according to the nature of each overnight stop.

Your luggage will be waiting for you at your next accommodation.

 

 

Why a pilgrimage?

For many people, this is the beginning of a spiritual roads; some want to search their souls, reaching deep inside themselves, in a natural and peaceful setting, in the silence of holy places, in the sharing with the others pilgrims.

Walking along those trail makes people feel part of a larger family; it creates a sense of belonging; since relations are easy and informal, the pilgrimage turns into an experience in sharing and friendship.

Finally for some, it is a challenging experience as it requires continuous physical efforts. Walking 15 to 30 km per day for several days, gives people the possibility to test the capabilities and sometimes to go beyond.

Best Seasons:June, July, August, September
Popular Location:Tuscany, Lazio

Detailed Weekly Itineraries

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    Via Francigena – WEEK 1

    7 Nights

    From Gran San Bernardo to Pont St. Martin Bourg St Pierre can be easily reached by train from Geneva or Lausanne to Martigny then by bus and you wil find at your hotel all the material you need for your…

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      Via Francigena – WEEK 2

      7 Nights

      From Pont St Martin to Garlasco The second week of the Italian stretch of Via Francigena starts in Pont St Martin, which you can easily reach by train or by bus in 2h30 from Milano. This is the road that…

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        Via Francigena – WEEK 3

        7 Nights

        From Garlasco to Fidenza Garlasco can easily be reached by train from Milan in 2h30; you wil find at your first hotel all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of the walking and the…

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          Via Francigena – WEEK 4

          7 Nights

          From Fidenza to Aulla Fidenza can be easily reached by train from Milano or Bologna; you wil find at your hotel all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of the walking, the GPS maps…

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            Via Francigena – WEEK 5

            7 Nights

            From Aulla to San Miniato Aulla, can easily be reached by train from La Spezia, Cinqueterre or Milan. At your hotel you wil find all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of the walking…

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              Via Francigena – WEEK 6

              7 Nights

              From San Miniato to San Quirico San Miniato can easily be reached by train from Florence ( less than 1h); at your hotel you will find all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of…

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                Via Francigena – WEEK 7

                7 Nights

                From San Quirico to Montefiascone San Quirico is difficult to reach as it has no railway station. The nearest train station is Buonconvento, then there is a bus (few!). On request we can arrange for a private transfer. At your…

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                  Via Francigena – WEEK 8

                  7 Nights

                  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…

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