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Address: Viterbo, Italy

All roads lead to Rome. The Via Francigena is an ancient road to Rome,...

All roads lead to Rome. The Via Francigena is an ancient road to Rome, passing through England, France Switzerland and finally Italy. In medieval times it was an important road for the pilgrims heading south, and is since 1994 designated as a European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe. The route travels through some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, such as Kent, WWI battlefields, Champagne, Alps, Abruzzo, Umbria, Tuscany, Lazio, with the majority of the walking taking place on off-road tracks and ancient Roman roads.

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This is a pilgrimage, starting from France to Rome, in the Middle Ages. There are extensions every where. There may have been branches starting even as far as Cantebury... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
mimi g
Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a pilgrimage, starting from France to Rome, in the Middle Ages. There are extensions every where. There may have been branches starting even as far as Cantebury, England. It goes through many many towns, as well as the countryside. This via Francigena is not highly marked, and parts of it may have been lost, over the centuries. We... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

Undertaking the Via Francigena della Tuscia provided a stimulating and accessible way to fulfil personal introspection and enjoy superb scenery, culture and friendly locals. The track is easily manageable with correct footwear and planning. I was fortunate with the weather which was ideal and the local people were exceptional in providing guidance and support when my instructions gave out. The... More 

1 Thank meg m
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

This August we walked the Via Francigena from Siena to Rome, booking accommodation en route using a mixture of tripadvisor and booking.com. Each evening we asked our hotel or B&B to book a taxi to take our luggage to our next stop - the cost ranged from 30 - 60 euros per day for 4 bags, depending on distance. The... More 

2 Thank Family152
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The worst walking Trail I've ever done. ^4 miles north of Rome and into rome. 30 miles of tarmac and 25 miles af pave farm tracks. Very Poor.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

I walked from Lucca to Rome and Tuscia had some of the loveliest countryside (Tuscany a great disappointment). Paths are generally well curated and well signposted. Few walkers and much better than the Camino de Santiago which has less attractive countryside and become so overcrowded that it is hard to enjoy the walking.

3 Thank galloping_grannie
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We got back from the Via Francigena, last Saturday, having had a brilliant time walking on the last 100kms. This was partly helped by wonderful sunny weather: The countryside between Viterbo and Rome was stunning, especially with the autumn colours, and it felt quite iconic to arrive in St Peters Square on our own two feet. The hotels and food... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

For those who have enjoyed the way to Santiago, the via Francigena offers something similar and different. Much less crowded, but full of history and spirituality. It is a major pilgrimage itinerary through Europe (Canterbury, France, Switzerland and Italy, to Rome) ; there is, as well, a "Via Francigena del Sud" from Rome to Aquino, Cassino, Benevento, Monte Sant'Angelo and... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2010

I have just done the trek from Fornovo Cassio, Berceto to Cisa and it is spectacular fotos do it better justice.. The experience is really powerful: nature, mountains, views, people...

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