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Via Francigena WEEK 7

Via Francigena WEEK 7

From 660Euro per person

This week takes you through the scenic rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down cypress-lined, winding roads in Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. After you cross the gorgeous vineyards & olive groves of Tuscany, you will enter the province of Lazio. Enjoy the volcanic lake at Bolsena, as well as the town’s notable 11th-century church. From there continue to Montefiascone, an ancient town with a thriving winemaking culture. This peaceful & beautiful journey is full of wonders – castles, palaces, towers, wineries – but also provides plenty of space & time to reflect.

San Quirico is difficult to reach as it has no railway station. The nearest train station is Buonconvento, from which a bus departs every 2-3 hours. However, we can easily arrange a private transfer from Buonconvento at your convenience. 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.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

    • La Collegiata in San Quirico

 

    • St Antimo Abbey

 

    • Rocca d’Orcia hamlet

 

    • Acquapendente Crypte

 

    The Bolsena lake

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.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    From San Quirico to Montefiascone
  • Included
    7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )
    All breakfast ( dinners on demand )
    Emergency number 24/7
    Gps Files Available
    Luggage Transfer
    Pilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )
    Road Book & Maps
  • Not Included
    5 Dinner package ( On Request )
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Day 1 – Arrival in San Quirico d’Orcia

You can reach Buonconvento by half an hour train from Siena; the a local bus will take you to San Quirico, though you may have to wait. At your hotel, a package will be waiting for you containing all the material you need for the week: The credential – The hotels and meals vouchers – the detailed road books and waterproof GPS maps with a container and a map holder for the route.
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Day 2 – San Quirico – Sant’Antimo

Because St Antimo abbey is one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany, we decided to walk an older version of the Francigena that doesn’t bypass it.. The route from San Quirico is entirely unpaved and partly on trails. It offers beautiful views of the Ripa d’Orcia castle and of the Orcia gorge. The last stretch climbs steadily among the Brunello vineyards. Distance: 14 km // Walking time: 4h
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Day 3 – Sant’ Antimo - Rocca d'Orcia

There are trails which climb to the ridge overlooking the Orcia valley, however, depending on the season you may prefer the asphalt road as they are muddy and the “Crete” mud is a sticky clay. The view from the ridge is amazing and the small hamlet where you spend the night is charming. Distance: 19km // Walking time:5h30
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Day 4 – Rocca d’ Orcia – Radicofani

You cannot avoid the last climb on the tarmac to Radicofani, one of the most important stops on the Francigena. In the shade of its imposing Tetennano fortress, it offers one of the most powerful landscapes of the whole route. Distance: 28km Walking time:6h30
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Day 5 – Radicofani – Proceno

Partly unpaved to Ponte a Rigo partly paved on secondary roads and beautiful landscape. This high road overlooking the Cassia was the official way before the 16th century when the Bridge over the Paglia river was built. convince the lady of the house to give you a tour of Proceno castle. Distance: 25km // Walking time: 5h30m
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Day 6 – Proceno – Bolsena

The main interest is the scenery once you come in view of the lake. Stop to visit the Basilica del Santo Sepolcro, The St Christina church in Bolsena built-in memory of the miracle that is at the origin of the catholic celebration of “Corpus Domini”. Distance : 29,7km // Walking time: 6h30m
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Day 7 – Bolsena – Montefiascone

A short day along a route that offers nice views of the lake from the sourrounding hills.Possible detour : Civita di Bagnoregio, a spectacular ghost town perched on crumbling high cliff . A UNESCO protected site Distance 17km // Walking time:4h00m
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Day 8 – End our service

See you next year to walk together the Next Stage >>

Location

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  Day 1 - San Quirico d'Orcia -   Day 2 - Castelnuovo dell'Abate -   Day 3 - Rocca d'Orcia -   Day 4 - Radicofani -   Day 5 - Proceno -   Day 6 - Bolsena -   Day 7 - Montefiascone -
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