Via Francigena Orvieto to Rome Itinerary
|Day|| Itinerary|| Overnight||Km|| Ascent|| Decent||Hrs|
|1||Arrive in Orvieto||Orvieto||-||-||-||-|
|2||Walk from Orvieto to Bolsena||Bolsena||18||505||504||6|
|3||Walk from Bolsena to Montefiascone||Montefiascone||18||603||329||5|
|4||Walk from Montefiascone to Viterbo||Viterbo||18||174||430||6|
|6||Walk from Vetralla to Sutri via Capranica||Sutri||25||5||469||475||7|
|7||Walk from Sutri to||Campagnano||Campagnano||24||5||376||399||7|
|8||Walk from Campagnano to Isola||Farnese||Isola Farnese||22||433||604||7|
|9||Travel with public transport or walk to Rome from Isola Farnese||Rome||22||360||450||6|
Day 1 – Arrive in Orvieto or Acquapendente Orvieto or Acquapendente both on BB basis
If you are coming from the previous stage of the Via Francigena that starts in Siena and ends in Acquapendente, then you will start this last section in Acquapendente. Enjoy a local dinner in one of the restaurants in town. If your trip starts today and you only do this last section of the Via Francigena, you will be starting in Orvieto, the beautiful town sitting atop a tufaceous cliff, as it is easier to reach. If you arrive early, enjoy a stroll through this former centre of the Etruscan civilization and visit its impressive Cathedral (Duomo). Enjoy a local dinner and a glass of local great wine in one of the restaurants town.
Day 2 – Walk from Acquapendente OR Orvieto to Bolsena Bolsena on BB basis
If you start in Acquapendente, you walk across a plain to reach the village of San Lorenzo Nuovo, located on a panoramic position on the edge of the crater that nowadays hosts the lake town of Bolsena. Continue the gradual descent towards the charming lake village of Bolsena. The whole itinerary is well marked by the Official signs of the Via Francigena.
If you are in Orvieto: the route starts from the Cathedral (Duomo) and crosses the whole old town. After a walk along the modern town, you pass through a fascinating countryside with a recently discovered Etruscan necropolis.
Some trails are on secondary asphalted roads and bring you to the side of the ancient crater with an exceptional panoramic view on the whole Bolsena Lake.
Day 3 – Walk from Bolsena to Montefiascone Montefiascone on BB basis
Today you walk from Bolsena along the crest of the hills surrounding the east part of the lake.
Arrive in Montefiascone, a nice village situated on a prominent position from where you have a great panoramic view of the lake, of the surrounding plain and of the Cimini Mountains.
The Fortress of the Popes in Montefiascone is worthwhile a visit.
Dinner on your own in one of the restaurants in town.
Day 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 – Walk to Rome or travel 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 10 – 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.