Via Francigena WEEK 2
This week of Via Francigena has it all: scenic lakes, medieval castles, picturesque vineyards & awe-inspiring sanctuaries. As you hike over hills & through the pine forests, make sure to stop & appreciate the unique “balmetti” cellars around Borgofranco d’Ivrea. From there, you can visit the red Ivrea towers. Built in 1358 as a defensive castle, the building was then transformed into a summer residence for the Savoy family, after which, from 1700 to 1970, the castle served as a local prison.
After the marvels of Ivrea, enjoy a picnic on the glacial lake with prehistoric dwellings, Lake Viverone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beyond the lake lies the sanctuary of Madonna della Bozzola, an important pilgrimage site from the 15th century to today. Your last stop will be the charming medieval town of Garlasco.
The second week of the Italian stretch of Via Francigena starts in Pont St Martin, which you can reach by train or bus from Milano (2h30). Waiting for you at your hotel will be all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, a detailed description of the route & stops along the way, & the GPS maps. You will also find information on churches where you can receive a benediction, should you desire one.
Ivrea red towers
Scenic mountain landscapes
The Madonna della Bozzola Sanctuary
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.
Pont st. martin
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
5 Dinner package ( On Request )
Day 1 – Arrival in Pont St Martin – Height at departure: 345 m
Day 2 – Pont St Martin – Ivrea – Height at arrival: 253 m Length: 26.5 km Walking time: 6h.00
Day 3 – Ivrea – Viverone – Height at the arrival: 287 m Length:22,8 km Walking time: 5h.00
Day 4 – Viverone – Santhia’ – Height at the arrival: 183 m Length:16.7 Km Walking time:4h10
Day 5 – Santhia’ – Vercelli – Height at the arrival: 130 m Length: 30.5 km Walking time:6h30
Day 6 – Vercelli – Robbio – Height at the arrival: 120m Length: 22 km Walking time: 4h
Day 7 – Mortara – Garlasco – Height at the arrival: 93m Length:16 km+ train Mortara/Garlasco Walking time: 5h
Day 8 – end our service