Viterbo to Rome
The last leg of Via Francigena on foot is a surprising journey, from the first to the last step. From the amazing medieval center of Viterbo to Rome through the Roman amphitheater of Sutri, entirely excavated in the tuff, Monte Mario park and Monte della Gioia, where you will finally see the dome of San Pietro. The green and hilly Lazio landscape will accompany you from an ancient village to the next, along the last stretch of the Via Francigena
Arrival in Viterbo and time at leisure to discover it. Viterbo, was Papal seat in XIII century and you can admire the Loggia dei Papi and meditate in the silence of the enchanting cloister of Santa Maria Nuova, among the oldest churches in the city. Than you can have fun searching for the buildings with the Lion symbol, the emblem of the city, and toast to your walking journey in the pilgrim's neighborhood
First leg: Viterbo – Vetralla. The first stage of this wonderful trekking will lead you to Vetralla, a village in the heart of the ancient Etruscan territory. Upon your arrival, treat yourself to a snack of homemade bread and local extra virgin olive oil, before taking a walk through the alleys of the historic center.
Total km 22 +307m/- 212m
Breakfast. Second leg: Vetralla – Sutri. Continuing in the green landscape of Lazio you reach Sutri, a small city full of attractions. The Roman amphitheater, completely excavated in the tuff, is a must. Choose whether to sit in the stands or conquer the scene, but when leaving, remember to sign the visitors' register: the caretaker cares a lot, and if present he will invite you to do so. Then head to the church of Santa Maria del Parto, whose tuff walls are decorated with well-preserved frescoes. Search among the images for the group of pilgrims, portrayed in prayer with their sticks in their hands
Total km 26 +361m/ -362m
Breakfast. Third leg Sutri – Campagnano di Roma. Third leg. During this hike you will skirt the waterfalls of Monte Gelato, where you can stop to get some fresh air. Through a panoramic road in the Veio natural park you will arrive at the gates of Campagnano. Here you can rest in the Venturi Park, home of a 300-year-old yew tree that locals call "Tree of Death"!
Total km 25 +306m/ -283m
Breakfast. Fourth leg: Campagnano di Roma – Isola Farnese. Fourth leg. From Campagnano you will continue through the Veio Natural Park with its wooded hills, thus entering the enchanting Sorbo Valley. Along the way you can admire the sanctuary of the Madonna del Sorbo, but also the historic center of Formello, with its beautiful medieval buildings. Today's destination is the small village of Isola Farnese, perched on a cliff surrounded by woods and dominated by the Farnese Castle.
Total km 22 +330m/ -508m
Breakfast. Fifth leg: Isola Farnese – Rome Here you are at the last stage of your trekking to Rome, the Eternal City. Being a metropolis, the last part of the route is unfortunately very busy: the viewpoint of Monte Mario, from which you can finally spot the dome of San Pietro, however, is worth the whole trip. Do not forget a triumphant photo in front of the Basilica of Saint Peter, arrival point of the Francigena way Trekking!
Total km 16
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
- 6 overnights as above described in double room with private bathroom,
- breakfast in the morning,
- luggage transfer from one accommodation to the following, - assistance Umbriaction,
- pilgrim passport,
- maps and instruction,
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 ANY DESTINATION. EXTENTION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM
AIRPORT TO FIRST HOTEL OR FROM HOTEL TO ROME AIRPORT ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE HIKING GUIDE ON REQUEST
DISCOUNT FOR NOT TRANSPORTING LUGGAGE IS POSSIBLE AND IS ON REQUEST