Via Francigena WEEK 4
From Fidenza to Aulla
This week you will cross over the Appennine mountains, the “backbone of Italy” that stretches North-South along the peninsula. Enjoy the unbeatable prosciutto, parmesan & stuffed pastas of the Parma province, a food capital of Italy. Then hike through pristine woods through the mountains until you reach the famous passo della cisa, the pass that marks the beginning of your descent into Tuscany. In Tuscany you will pass the iconic Groppodalosio bridge, after which lies the historic town of Pontremoli, with the river running through it. Your final destination will be Aulla, a small town with breathtaking views of the mountains on all sides.
Fidenza can be easily reached by train from Milan or Bologna (both about 1h15m). You will find at your hotel 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.
Fidenza & Berceto Duomos
The Neolithic statue menhir
The panorama of the Appennino mountains at Cisa Pass
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.
From Fidenza to Aulla
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 Fidenza
Day 2 – Fidenza – Fornovo
Day 3 – Fornovo – Cassio
Day 4 – Cassio – Berceto
Day 5 – Berceto – Previde – Altitude gap: Uphill: m 650 Downhill: m 510 Length: 13,5 km W.time:4 h.30
Day 6 – Previde – Pontremoli
Day 7 – Pontremoli – Aulla
Day 8 – End our service