Via Francigena: From Acquapendente to Rome

  • Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Acquapendente / Rome
  • Distance 170 km / 105 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $1,201


This medieval and historical pilgrimage route starts in the town of Canterbury in England, crosses France, Switzerland and has as its final destination Italy, more precisely in the emblematic St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City. 

Get ready to enjoy the last stretch of one of the three major pilgrimages along with Santiago and Jerusalem and receive the "Testimonium", the document that certifies that you have walked along this route.

  • Journey along one of the routes certified as a European Cultural Itinerary by the Council of Europe.
  • Discover the charming historic centre of Viterbo, the best-conserved medieval town in Lazio.
  • Relax with beautiful views of Lake Bolsena and the Cimini Mountains in Montefiascone.
  • Enjoy incredible views of the Vatican from the Mount of Joy.
  • In Rome, don't forget to visit important historical monuments such as the Roman Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the Roman Forum, among others.

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    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
    • Pilgrim credential
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes


    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during and after the trip
    • Half board supplement


    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.


    Travel & Transfers

    The easiest way to get to the starting point is to rent a car from Rome, which takes about two hours. However, there is also the option of taking the train from Rome to Chiusi-chianciano Terme, where you will have to take several buses to Acquapendente. 

    To return, take the Leonardo express train to Rome Termini in 30 minutes. From there you can go to Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport, another of Rome's air terminals.


    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    Some sections of the Via Francigena, such as the start and end of the route, are very popular. For this reason, it is best to book in advance to ensure bookings in the accommodation.

    This trip is available from mid-June to September. The first section crosses with the Alps so you can find snowy terrain until July. 

    Summer is an amazing time to do this route, but it can become very hot in August. Autumn is lovely because the colours start to change and the summer heat has subsided.  

    The distances on each stage can vary, plus there is high terrain and constant descents, so you should be able to walk several kilometres. You must be in good physical condition to complete the most complicated stretches. 

    Recently, the route has gained popularity, so there are some sections that are not signposted, therefore you should feel confident using maps and walking through open terrain.

    In our information dossier, we detail some tips and the kit you should bring. This includes waterproof equipment, walking boots or shoes, hats, sunscreen and other implements that may be useful to you.

    You can take public transport or taxis to your next property. Please check with the accommodation providers or our local partner, as they are the ones most qualified to give you advice.

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