Siena to Viterbo
Starting in Canterbury and crossing Europe, the Via Francigena is a stunning heritage trail dating back to the Middle Ages. From the WWI battlefields to the Champagne region, Lake Geneva and the mighty Alps, the Aosta Valley and Tuscany, the Francigena is full of history and nature to explore on your way to Rome, the dazzling eternal city!
This walking itinerary of the Francigena way runs in the heart of Tuscany, in the beautiful timeless hills of the Val d'Orcia where the subtle cypresses that have made this landscape unique in the world stand out
Arrival in SIENA, accommodation in your Hotel in the very center of the town and spare time for visiting the historical center: Piazza del Campo, Santa Caterina and the amazing Cathedral.
First leg: SIENA – MORE DI CUNA/ MONTERONI D’ARBIA If you walk this stretch on a beautiful sunny day, this stage can become unforgettable thanks to the boundless panoramas that can be enjoyed from the ridges of the Val d'Arbia. Behind us we can admire the profile of Siena, lying on the hills on the horizon. The Grancia di Cuna, near More di Cuna, an ancient fortified granary, is the main historical attraction of this stretch.
Total km 18 +147 m/ -340m
Breakfast. Second leg: MONTERONI D’ARBIA – BUONCONVENTO. Easy nice stretch as far as Buonconvento, whose historical center really worth a visit. The itinerary is almost all flat and runs mainly on unpaved local roads touching ancient and suggestive places. At arrival accommodation in Hotel in the very center of the town.
Total Km 15 +142m /-141m
Breakfast. Third leg BUONCONVENTO – SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA. Fantastic stretch in the Tuscan countryside offering wonderful idyllic views of the countryside including Montalcino and of its world famous vineyards. Arrival in San Quirico d’Orcia that welcomes us with its amazing collegiate church. Time for visiting this nice tuscan town famous also for the good food and fine wines. Don’t miss the visit to Horti Leonini, a garden of the renaissance age
Total km 22,5 +379m / -125m
Breakfast. Fourth leg: SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA –GALLINA We walk today in the enchantment of the panoramas of the Val d'Orcia, and the first pearl of the day is Vignoni Alto, a village out of time that heralds Bagno Vignoni, with its extraordinary thermal pool in the square. Arrival in a typical Tuscan agriturismo in the beautiful countryside (this leg can be added to the following one as far as Radicofani – total 36 km)
Total Km 18 + 442m /-538 m
Breakfast. Fifth leg: GALLINA - RADICOFANI Radicofani is at the slopes of Monte Amiata, a charming little town with a very special feeling of ancient times. The climb to Radicofani is very hard, but it is rewarded by the beautiful panorama that can be enjoyed along the way and an evening dinner in one of the tiny restaurants of the village is an unforgettable experience
Total km 18 +557m / -99m
Breakfast. Sixth leg RADICOFANI – ACQUAPENDENTE. Leaving Tuscany you are walking now in Lazio, the old papal state but the landscape is beautiful as always! Arriving in Acquapendente you can’t miss the Basilica of Santo Sepolcro for discovering the cripta with the 24 columns that dates back to the X century. Accommodation in a centrally located hotel. (it is possible to split this long leg with an overnight halfway)
Total Km 32 +800m / -1176
Breakfast. ACQUAPENDENTE – BOLSENA. This stage continues without emotion from Acquapendente to San Lorenzo Nuovo, where we can admire a beautiful panorama of Lake Bolsena.
Descended into the volcanic crater, we take a pleasant path on dirt roads that leads us to Bolsena, in a continuous ups and downs among olive groves, meadows and woods, with the beautiful views of the lake in the background. Bolsena is a nice little town on the Lake shores popular as a holiday destination.
Total km 25 +353m / -372m
Breakfast BOLSENA – MONTEFIASCONE Among olive groves and bushes the path departs from Bolsena and, with continuous ups and downs and splendid views of the lake, the 360 ° view that can be enjoyed on arrival in Montefiascone from the Torre del Pellegrini is thrilling. This small town is very famous for the production of a white wine called Est Est Est.
Total km 15 +165m / -424m
Breakfast MONTEFIASCONE – VITERBO. The first part of the stage is spectacular as you walk on the ancient paved road of via Cassia, still in excellent condition. We then cross a hilly stretch, with beautiful views of Montefiascone and Viterbo. Finally you have reached your destination, one of the most beautiful cities of Italy with a marvelous historical center
Total km 20 +216m/ -417m
Accomodations: Accommodations are in Bed & Breakfast or 3* hotels or country hotels always in the center of every destination, to better enjoy the real atmosphere of every tuscan hamlet. Breakfast is always included. Dinner is not included but always available with supplement. Box lunch is available at reception with reservation (with supplement)
Food: 10 breakfasts
10 overnights in Bed and Breakfast basis in double room as mentioned in the program, luggage transfer from 1 hotel to the following (1 case per person max 20kg each), pilgrim passport, maps and instruction, assistance UmbriAction
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE
city tax, lunch, dinner, beverages, sanitary insurance (with supplement), transfers on arrival and/or departure (with supplement)
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN SIENA OR IN ANY ANOTHER DESTINATION. EXTENTION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM
AIRPORT TO LUCCA HOTEL OR FROM SIENA HOTEL TO AIRPORT ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE HIKING GUIDE ON REQUEST
DISCOUNT FOR NOT TRANSPORTING LUGGAGE IS POSSIBLE AND IS ON REQUEST