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Via Francigena last 100km

Viterbo to Rome

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From medieval Viterbo, Francigena pilgrims will follow Roman roads, paths, forest trails and dirt tracks across the scenic, hilly and vibrant green Lazio countryside. Explore pretty towns and villages en-route with their street markets and lively buzz; staying in countryside hotels and agriturismos. Before starting your walk on the Camino to Rome, you should take some time to explore Viterbo’s charming old town with its Papal palace (Palazzo dei Papi), cathedral, quaint Medieval quarter and many churches, squares and intriguing little lanes.

The last walking day will see you arriving in the Vatican along the famous ‘Via Triumphale’, with sweeping views of Rome from Monte Mario, one of the city’s highest hills. One you have arrived in the Eternal City we recommend you spend a couple of days to visit one of Europe’s most wonderful cities and its famous historic landmarks: the Colosseum, Castel Sant Angelo, the Trevi Fountain and so much more.

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    • 7 days / 6 Nights. Walk from Viterbo to Rome, staying in our hand-picked accommodation.

 

Trip highlights

  • Wander the cobbled streets of medieval Viterbo
  • Travel back in time at Sutri's Roman amphitheatre
  • Get sweeping views of Rome from Monte Mario
  • Claim your Testimonium pilgrim certificate

1 Viterbo

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Step back in time in Viterbo medieval quarter, a maze of cobbled streets, markets and historic sites. The town celebrates its famous Santa Rosa festival in September. You will be booked in a 3* hotel in the heart of the historic centre of Viterbo.

2 Viterbo to Vetralla - 18km

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4h45 | +234m / -272m
Today, the Via Francigena trail takes you through some beautiful and unspoilt landscapes. Shortly after leaving Viterbo you will come to the lovely abbey in La Quercia and Bagnaia with the fantastic gardens of Villa Lante. Avoiding the main roads, you will walk across gently rolling hills, climbing a small hill to reach your stop for the night: Vetralla.

3 Vetralla to Sutri - 24km

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6h30 | +326m / -336m
From Vetralla, the Via Francigena will see you make your way to the town of Sutri. Along the way, you will walk on peaceful woodland tracks and farmland, climbing a small hill before descending to Sutri, which is a lovely little town with the Etruscan tombs and Roman amphitheatre being the most notable sights.

4 Sutri to Campagnano di Roma - 28km

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7h | +403m / -411m
From Sutri, you will continue your pilgrimage to Rome, walking across the beautiful and rugged Lazio countryside. The Francigena trail will pass an abundance of streams, waterfalls and ponds. The rivers have carved wonderful deep valleys, with lush vegetation, ideal for a rest. Your walk for today takes you to Campagnano di Roma, a lovely little town with medieval architecture to admire.

5 Campagnano di Roma to La Storta - 24km

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7h | +401m / -590m
Your walk for today will see you once again follow tracks across lovely wooded valleys and streams. Along the way you will reach the sanctuary of Sorbo and the archaeological site of Veii with the remains of an ancient Etruscan city. Soon after this you will reach your destination for the day: La Storta

6 La Storta to Rome - 18km

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4h45 | +349m / -395m
Today is the last walking day of your Camino to Rome! the Via Francigena will take you from La Storta through the suburbs of Rome and into Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Before reaching the city, you will get to Monte Mario, where you will enjoy great panoramic views of the whole city below. You’ve made it!

7 Rome

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Your Via Francigena adventure ends after breakfast. Make sure you request your Testimonium certificate of pilgrimage and you explore Rome and all its wonderful heritage, such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant Angelo… If you’d like to book additional nights, let the FrancigenaWays.com travel consultants know.

We have hand picked our hotels on the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome, based on their character, facilities and comfort. You will usually arrive at your accommodation in the afternoon giving you plenty of time for a refreshing shower and a visit to the local village, or maybe just to unwind and relax yourself. Please note: Accommodation is subject to availability. Hotel upgrades are available in most cities and larger towns. Ask the FrancigenaWays.com team.

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We have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Via Francigena for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the trail.

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We have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Via Francigena for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the trail.

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We have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Via Francigena for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the trail.

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We have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Via Francigena for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the trail.

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We have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Via Francigena for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the trail.

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We have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Via Francigena for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the trail.

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How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

Viterbo

Rome Leonardo da Vinci- Fiumicino Airport 120km: There are regular trains from the airport to Rome. You can take a Trenitalia’s FL1 regional train from Leonardo da Vinci Airport to the main train stations in Rome, including Roma Ostiense Station. There are regular trains from Roma Ostiense Station to Viterbo (journey just under 2hrs). For train info see: www.trenitalia.com. Alternatively you can take the Leonardo Express train to Roma Termini Station and take the metro from Termini to Ostiense to catch your train to Viterbo.  Alternatively http://www.terravision.eu/ provide bus transfers between the Airport and Roma Termini from €4 each way.

Rome Ciampino Airport 118km: There are buses and trains connecting Ciampino Airport with Roma Ostiense Station. The journey takes 30 minutes approximatively. For bus and train info, see: www.adr.it. There is a bus (45 minutes approx.) from Ciampino airport to Roma Termini Station (and then you can take the metro to Ostiense Station) see http://www.terravision.eu/ for details.  From Roma Ostiense Station, you can take the train to Viterbo (just under 2hrs travel time), see www.trenitalia.com. Ticket fare is in the €5-10 range.

Rome

Rome Leonardo da Vinci- Fiumicino Airport 31km: You can take the Leonardo Express train (30min, €11) from Roma Termini Station to Fiumicino airport, see: www.trenitalia.com. The FL1 regional train also connects the airport with the main train stations in Rome. Alternatively there is a shuttle bus from Termini Station and Vatican (Via Crescenzio n2), departing every hour (55min approx, €6). For more info, see: www.sitbusshuttle.com or http://www.terravision.eu/.

Rome Ciampino Airport 15km: You can take the bus to Termini Station (20min, €1). There is a regular shuttle bus from Roma Termini Station to the airport every half hour (45min approx. €4). For more info, see: www.sitbusshuttle.com or http://www.terravision.eu/