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.
The last 100 kilometers of Via Francigena are more famous for the major part of pilgrims and turists. Here the last five stages of the itinerary to Rome:
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||Viterbo, Piazza del Plebiscito|
|Finishing Line||Vetralla, Duomo|
|How to get
||Linee FS Roma-Viterbo e Orte-Viterbo, stazione Viterbo|
At the gates of Viterbo, you can visit the ruins of Camillario Bridge, an ancient Roman artifact. A short distance away is an Etruscan tomb underground, traversable only with a flashlight. The rest of the route is an up and down through fields and woods. At the gates of Vetralia, you can visit the ruins of the parish church of St. Mary of Forcassi.
||Sutri, Anfiteatro Romano|
|How to get
||Linee FS Roma-Viterbo, stazione Cura di Vetralla e bus, Autolinee Cotral|
Starting from Vetralia, 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 through the beautiful Valle del Sorbo is possible to climb to the beautiful old town of Formello, where Chigi Palace is home to a beautiful hostel. A long scenic stretch up to the ford of the river and Valchetta The Retort. Refreshments and water just off the path: Formello and Isola Farnese.
|Start||La Storta, Chiesa Parrocchiale|
||Roma, Piazza San Pietro|
|How to get
||Linea Fs Roma-Viterbo FR3 stazione di La Storta-Formello|
The last stage passes through the view of the viewpoint of Monte Mario, and comes to the beautiful basilica of St. Peter. Refreshments and frequent fountains along the way.
Bon-Bags deals with luggage in Rome and has its luggage storage at Roma Termini. If you want to travel light, free from the burden of luggage, you can call Bon-Bags. Refer to the specific page on the Transport of luggage along the Via Francigena to discover all the benefits and features of our service.
The cost of luggage along the Via Francigena is 15.00 € per bag for each stage. In case you require custom quotes for several stages or groups, you can contact us by phone or email (Contact).