Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome

Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome

Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome Walking Holiday

The Etrurian Section of the Via Francigena

Montefiascone sits atop a volcanic ridge overlooking the Bolsena caldera lake. It is a medieval papal town also known for its great white wine, “Est,Est,Est”. You continue through hazelnut forests and gently rolling hills, sometimes walking on sections of ancient roman road, till you arrive in Viterbo. This ancient town was the favourite residence of the Medieval Popes who built a palace next top the Duomo of San Lorenzo. Viterbo was an important rest stop along the Via Francigena for the Medieval pilgrims and is the last large town before making the final trek to Rome.

After Viterbo the Via Francigena takes you through shady forests passing near the the Cistercian Abbey of St Martins in Cimino. Continuing on to Vetralla and little parish Church of Santa Maria in Forcassi, mentioned by Sigeric.

You continue on to the town of Sutri famous for its ancient stone theatre carved into the rock. At Campagnano where you leave the ancient Via Cassia way for the Via Trionfale now a large road with heavy traffic entering the heart of the Eternal City – Rome, at last.

Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome Highlights

  • Fascinating countryside: the Lake of Bolsena and tuff stone gorges
  • Ancient Etruscan villages and historical sites: necropolis, the Fortress of the Popes
  • Nature Reserves: Regional Park of the age-old city of Sutri and its Roman amphitheatre
  • Small, comfortable, family run accommodations with delicious culinary specialities

Overview: Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome

DetailDescription
DestinationItaly
Holiday TypeSelf Guided walking
Start/FinishMontefiascone/Rome
Duration8 days
GradeThe route is quite easy due to low differences in height even if on unasphalted roads. Some walks are quite long but can be shortened if requested in advance. The whole itinerary is well marked by the Official signs of the Via Francigena (white red markings and yellow sign with the Pilgrim symbol on it). There are just some points where you need to cross a stream and can be more difficult in case of over flow. You will find more details in the road book.
Distance135km
Season15th March to 31st October

What we do

We put together the trip for you: reserve the hotels, transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Each tour includes a complete Road book with detailed itineraries, information for visits along the way, a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support.

We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions.

We can tailor make this tour, if you want to add an extra rest day, spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome Itinerary

DayItineraryOvernight km Acent DecentHrs.
1Arrive in MontefiasconeMontefiascone186033295
2Walk from Montefiascone to ViterboViterbo181744306
3Walk from Viterbo to VetrallaVetralla172883096
4Walk from Vetralla to Sutri viaCapranicaSutri25.54694757
5Walk from Sutri toCampagnanoCampagnano15 or 24.5376399 5/7
6Walk from Campagnano to Isola FarneseIsola Farnese224336047
7Travel with public transport or walk to Rome from Isola FarneseRome223604506
8Departure-----

Day 1 – Arrive in Montefiascone  Montefiascone on BB basis
Arrive in of Montefiascone, purched on top of a hill overlooking the Bolsena lake. This Papel town has many medieval monuments and churches worth visiting

Day 2 – Walk from Montefiascone to Viterbo  Viterbo on BB basis
The route from Montefiascone is along a plain that divides the Bolsena Lake from the Cimini Mountains.
The outline of the hills is sometimes mild and allow wide sights on the whole territory. There are no residential areas along the route, but there are some old drinking fountains. Arrive in Viterbo and take some time to visit the lovely old town. Dinner on your own in one of the restaurants in town.

Day 3 – Walk from Viterbo to Vetralla  Vetralla on HB basis + packet lunch
On the first part of today’s itinerary you will be exploring the Etruscan hollow roads then you will immerse in the typical Etruscan countryside. There are no villages along the way to Vetralla.
Dinner is included at the accommodation tonight.

Day 4 – Walk from Vetralla to Sutri via Capranica  Sutri on HB basis + packet lunch
Today the route is quite long. From Vetralla you walk along the volcano side, which crater was occupied by the Lake Vico in the past. Continue the itinerary across the Etruscan countryside until you reach the tiny village of Capranica. From here you walk down to a tuff gorge by following the stream. The track is very striking but sometimes it could be difficult because of the water flow.
Finally arrive at you accommodation in Sutri where you can enjoy a nice dinner.

Day 5 – Walk from Sutri to Campagnano di Roma  Campagnano on BB basis
The first section of the route moves across fields till Monterosi till you reach the Monte Gelato waterfalls, a park where you can rest and have a bath. Then you walk along a panoramic excavated street leading to Campagnano doors.
To shorten the day’s walk it is possible to pre-arrange a morning transfer to the picturesque village of Monterosi, from where you walk to Campagnano di Roma.

Day 6 – Walk from Campagnano to Isola Farnese  Isola Farnese on BB basis
The day’s excursion is along the Roman countryside.
The itinerary is quite flat with dirt roads or country trails, with just some hill in the final part.
You will need to cross a stream and this could be more difficult just in particular conditions of water flow.
Dinner is on your own tonight.

Day 7 – Walk or Travel to Rome with public transports  Rome on BB basis
After breakfast, you set off for the last leg of your modern day ‘pilgrimage’ along the Via Francigena to Rome – the ‘Eternal City’. You can choose to reach Rome by public transportation or walk your way to Rome. Part of the walk to the city is through the Insugherata park, a beautiful natural reserve a few steps away from the bustling city. As you approach the eternal city you can stop for a triumphant photograph at the Monte Mario Belvedere. From here you are able to see a glimpse of the dome of Saint Peter’s, before descending towards the city to finally reach Piazza San Pietro, your ending point and that of many pilgrims throughout the centuries.
You will be immediately fascinated by the magnificent history, monuments and archaeological areas of Rome. Discover the city’s amazing restaurants and traditional cuisine. If you want to maximise your time in Rome it is possible to skip most of today’s walk by taking a local bus and train.

Day 8 – Arrivederci Rome!
The trip and our services end after breakfast unless you have pre-book an extra in night in Rome or other destinations in Italy.

Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome Dates & Prices

Season Dates Room Price per person
A 01/03/2019-24/03/2019 Double/Twin €630
A 01/03/2019-24/03/2019 Solo Traveller €890
A 01/03/2019-24/03/2019 Single €858
A 01/03/2019-24/03/2019 Triple €551
C 25/03/2019-30/06/2019 Double/Twin €649
C 25/03/2019-30/06/2019 Solo Traveller €937
C 25/03/2019-30/06/2019 Single €906
C 25/03/2019-30/06/2019 Triple €569
A 01/07/2019-28/07/2019 Double/Twin €630
A 01/07/2019-28/07/2019 Solo Traveller €890
A 01/07/2019-28/07/2019 Single €858
A 01/07/2019-28/07/2019 Triple €551
B 29/07/2019-29/08/2019 Double/Twin €637
B 29/07/2019-29/08/2019 Solo Traveller €906
B 29/07/2019-29/08/2019 Single €873
B 29/07/2019-29/08/2019 Triple €556
C 30/08/2019-31/10/2019 Double/Twin €649
C 30/08/2019-31/10/2019 Solo Traveller €937
C 30/08/2019-31/10/2019 Single €906
C 30/08/2019-31/10/2019 Triple €569

Included Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome

  • 7 nights accommodation,
  • 7 Breakfasts,
  • Luggage transfers
  • Detailed route notes & Maps
  • 24/7 local support

Your Via Francigena Montefiascone to Rome Accommodation

Accommodation and meals
Selected 3* hotels are used in the larger towns, while in the villages and countryside we use cozy, friendly agriturismo (farms) and inns.
All rooms in the accommodations have en-suite facilities.
Throughout the trip, there are plenty of opportunities to taste both the great local food and a wide array of prestigious wines of the region.

Alternative accommodation
During high season, you might sleep in different accommodation to the ones indicated in the description. This means that start or end of the routes can be slightly altered. Therefore, you should check to see if your accommodation is the same as that mentioned in this programme. If not, you must be alert at the start and end of the routes. In choosing alternative accommodation, we have tried to maintain the same standards and quality. We have also tried to stay in the same towns and villages, in order to change routes as little as possible.
Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

By airplane

The closest International Airports to Orvieto are the followings:

Perugia Sant’Egidio Airport: Perugia train station is reachable by bus with the company called Consorzio ACAP. For information please call +39.075.500.9641 or the free toll number 800.099.661.

Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport: see www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en/passengers/from-to-the-airport/bus.html for taxis to Florence train station or check the local bus Ataf–VolaInBus website (www.ataf.net/en/timetables-and-routes/timetables-and-routes/line-volainbus.aspx?idC=180&idO=0&Linea=VolaInBus&LN=en-US) if you want to go by public transport.

Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino Airports: to check transfers to and from the city centre, check on the side bar of the website for Fiumicino www.adr.it/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en-/pax-fco-to-and-from and for Ciampino www.adr.it/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en-/pax-cia-to-from).

By train

There are several local or national trains going to Orvieto.

From Perugia, you always need to change train in Terontola-Cortona.

The price varies from 7,00 to 13,00 euros one way and can take from 2 to 3 hours depending on the train you take.

From Florence Santa Maria Novella, there are many daily direct trains to Orvieto and the ride is about 2 hours. Price can vary from 14,00 to 20,00 euro depending on the train you take.

From Rome Termini there are many daily direct trains to Orvieto. The ride take 1/ 1.30 hours and the price varies from 8,00 to 16,00 euro depending on the train you take.

For more details and updated prices visit the website www.trenitalia.com or call the numbers +39.89.20.21/ +39.06.30.00.

By car

Take the A1 Firenze-Roma Motorway, exit at Orvieto.

Alternatives are: the E45 Perugia-Todi State Road and SS448 Todi-Orvieto State Road; or the SS2 Via Cassia Roma/ Viterbo – Siena/ Firenze State Road and SS71 Montefiascone-Orvieto State Road.

From Price pp

€630

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