GUIDED GROUP: Via Francigena WEEK 8
DEPARTURE: SEPTEMBER 4-11, 2021
The surrounding countryside of Rome is covered in remarkable ruins from the Etruscans & the ancient Roman Empire, as it was the area most populous in those times. It is also dense with lush verdant forests & cascading waterfalls, papal palaces & thermal baths. You will pass through Viterbo, a town with an incredible history dating back to the Etruscans. Enjoy the thermal baths of Bagnaccio, explore the historic center (the largest medieval city center in Europe) and eat a plate of lombrichelli, the delicious pastas of the region. From there you will continue to the town of Vetralla, nestled in the volcanic Cimini mountains, with breathtaking views from the ancient city center. Then you’ll pass through dense woods, past ancient ruins & abandoned monasteries, before reaching the enchanting town of Sutri, with a remarkable amphitheater. Onwards past waterfalls & pristine forests until you reach the eternal city, Rome.
The best way to reach Montefiascone is by train from Viterbo (11 min). The Montefiascone train station lies outside the town center, however, which means you’ll either need to walk (36 min) or take a taxi (5 min) from the station to your hotel.
Waiting for you at your hotel will be all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, a detailed description of the trail, the GPS maps, & the pilgrim’s “passport” (credenziale). You will also be told where to go to receive a benediction by a priest, should you desire one.
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
The route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German. All maps have GPS tracing.
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From Montefiascone to Rome
7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )All breakfast ( dinners on demand )Emergency number 24/7Gps Files AvailableLuggage TransferPilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )Road Book & Maps
11 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )2 Dinners5 Dinner package ( On Request )5 NIGHTS in 3-4 Stars Accommodation6 NIGHTS in 3* / 4* Accommodation8 NIGHTS in 3* / 4* AccommodationWine Tasting in Umbria
Day 1 – Arrival in Montefiascone
Day 2 – Montefiascone – Viterbo
Day 3 – Viterbo – Caprarola
Day 4 – Caprarola – Sutri
Day 5 – Sutri – Campagnano di Roma
Day 6 – Campagnano di Roma – Isola Farnese
Day 7 – Isola Farnese – Rome
Day 8 – End our service