The Via Francigena, also known as Frances, Francigena or Romea, is the route used by the ancient pilgrims heading to the three main religious sites since medieval Christian Santiago de Compostela, Rome and Jerusalem. This route linking Canterbury to Rome via France, the Alps, the Po Valley and the Apennines. Was the bridge between Europe and the Anglo-Saxon and Latin contributing, through the journey of the pilgrims, the construction of a Europe of peace .
Of that pilgrimage, Sigerico, archbishop of Canterbury, he listed the stages in his diary, dated 994, which, today, is the first comprehensive document on the Via Francigena. Recognized in 2004 as a Major Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, in Canterbury was officially inaugurated the " kilometer 0" of the Via Francigena , which is the starting point of the journey to Rome (in particular the last 100 kilometers , starting from Tuscia through the territories of ancient Tuscia to Rome ) .
The pedestrian route of the Via Francigena in Italy is long about 1000 km from the Gran San Bernardo in Rome, divided into 44 stages.
27° Stage from Lucca to Altopascio (18.5 km)
28° Stage from Altopascio to San Miniato (29.0 km)
29° Stage from San Miniato to Gambassi Terme (23,9 km)
30° Stage from Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano (13.4 km)
31° Stage from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni (30,9 km)
32° Stage from Monteriggioni to Siena (20.6 km)
33° Stage from Siena to Ponte d'Arbia (25.7 km)
34° Stage from Ponte d'Arbia to San Quirico d'Orcia (26.2 km)
35° Stage from San Quirico d'Orcia to Radicofani (32.2 km)
36° Stage from Radicofani to Acquapendente (23.9 km)
The last 100 kilometers of Via Francigena are more famous for the major part of pilgrims and turists. Here the last stages of the itinerary to Rome:
37° Stage from Acquapendente to Bolsena (22,1 km)
38° Stage from Bolsena to Montefiascone (17,7 km)
39° Stage from Montefiascone to Viterbo (17,8 km)
40° Stage from Viterbo to Vetralla (18,3 km)
41° Stage from Vetralla to Sutri (Km 23,9)
42° Stage from Sutri to Campagnano (Km 27,1)
43° Stage from Campagnano to Isola Farnese (Km 24,4)
44° Stage from Isola Farnese to Roma (Km 17,2)
|Start||Acquapendente, Church of Santo Sepolcro|
|Finishing Line||Bolsena, Basilica of Santa Cristina|
|How to get||Station FS Buonconvento and lines SR19 to Acquapendente, or Autolinee Cotral|
After visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the bright crypt was built the homonymous church in the Holy Land, the stage continues without emotions until San Lorenzo Nuovo, where we can admire a beautiful view of Lake Bolsena.
|Start||Bolsena, Basilica of Santa Cristina|
|Finishing Line||Montefiascone, Rocca dei Papi|
|How to get||Lines FS until Orvieto or Viterbo, then Co.Tral and Sira to Bolsena|
The route runs from Bolsena, with ups and downs and beautiful lake views. Exciting 360 degree view enjoyed arrival in Montefiascone from the Tower of the Pilgrims.
|Start||Montefiascone, Rocca dei Papi|
|Finishing line||Viterbo, Square of Plebiscito|
|How to get||Station FS Zepponami; Cotral (phone. 0672051) from Viterbo and Bolsena|
The first stretch of the route is spectacular, with beautiful views of Montefiascone and Viterbo.
We descended on the plain we can relax at the spa Bagnaccio.
Arrived in Viterbo, do not miss the visit of the old town and the district of San Pellegrino.
|Start||Viterbo, Piazza del Plebiscito|
|Finishing Line||Vetralla, Duomo|
|How to get
||Linee FS Roma-Viterbo e Orte-Viterbo, stazione Viterbo|
The first stretch of the route is spectacular, with beautiful views of Montefiascone and Viterbo. We descended on the plain we can relax at the spa Bagnaccio. Arrived in Viterbo, do not miss the visit of the old town and the district of San Pellegrino.
||Sutri, Anfiteatro Romano|
|How to get
||Linee FS Roma-Viterbo, stazione Cura di Vetralla e bus, Autolinee Cotral|
Starting from Vetralla , along the way, you can find the church of Our Lady of Loreto.From here, crossing a huge hazel and oak skirting some, you can reach the Towers of Orlando and the ruins of an ancient monastery. Continuing towards the delightful village of Capranica, Sutri is reached, little-known gem along the Francigena, with its amphitheater carved into the stone, the Mithras and the beautiful old town. Water and eateries only in Capranica.
|Start||Sutri, Anfiteatro Romano|
||Campagnano di Roma, Chiesa del Gonfalone|
|How to get||Linee FS Roma-Viterbo, stazione Capranica-Sutri, Autolinee Cotral|
The first part of this stage along the Via Francigena Rome through the fields till near Monterosi. The path continues to the Monte Gelato waterfalls, park area where you can relax and swim. In the Park of Veii, along a scenic dirt road, we arrive at the gates of Camps. Refreshments and water in Monterosi and Monte Gelato waterfalls.
|Start||Campagnano di Roma, Chiesa del Gonfalone|
||La Storta, Chiesa Parrocchiale|
|How to get
||Linea Fs Roma-Viterbo FR3 stazione di Cesano e bus navetta per Campagnano di Roma|
Once throughthe beautifulValledel Sorbois possible to climbto thebeautiful old townof Formello, whereChigi Palaceis home toa beautifulhostel.A longscenic stretchup to the fordof the riverandValchettaThe Retort. Refreshmentsandwaterjustoff the path: Formelloand IsolaFarnese.
|Start||La Storta, Chiesa Parrocchiale|
||Roma, Piazza San Pietro|
|How to get
||Linea Fs Roma-Viterbo FR3 stazione di La Storta-Formello|
The last stagepasses throughthe view of theviewpointof Monte Mario, andcomesto the beautifulbasilicaof St. Peter.Refreshmentsandfrequentfountainsalong the way.
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