Via Francigena: From Montefiascone to Rome

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Montefiascone / Rome
  • Distance 122 km / 76 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $1,027

Overview

The final stage of the Via Francígena takes you from the tip of the village of Montefiascone to Rome, the eternal city. On this ancient pilgrimage route you will find classic Italian landscapes in Lazio, and rural and pristine areas of Italy that many tourists do not usually visit. 

From Montefiascone, you will have beautiful views of Lake Bolsena, which was formed in the crater of an ancient volcano. Continue your journey, and you will soon arrive at the thermal pools in Bagnaccio, where you can take a break and relax. Explore rivers, streams, waterfalls, and walk through the stunning and serene Sorbo Valley, where you'll see wild horses.  

  • Arrive in Rome through the Insugherata and Mount Mario parks
  • Get to know the old town, the Roman amphitheatre and the place of worship, the Mithraem, in Sutri
  • Discover Viterbo, the best preserved medieval village in the Lazio region
  • Try an iced glass of Est!, Est!!, Est!!! wine, the most famous one in Montefiascone
  • Explore Rome and its iconic monuments

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
    • Baggage transfer between stages
    • Pilgrim credential
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified transfers
    • Public transport
    • Unspecified meals
    • Drinks and snacks
    • Additional routes if you want to miss a day's walk
    • Mountain rescue and emergency assistance
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

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

    Accomodation

    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.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    The best way to get there is to fly to Rome's Fiumicino Airport. From there, you can take the train to Viterbo and then go to Montefiascone. Once there you must take a taxi to go to your hotel, as the station is 5 km from the centre. 

    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.

    FAQs

    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.  

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    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.