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The Via Francigena in Emilia Romagna

Stage n. 1 - Orio Litta (Lombardia) - Guado di Sigerico – “Calendasco di Piacenza- (distance in km. 25)
Orio Litta Corte Sant'Andrea, Soprarivo, Calendasco, Piacenza.
A ferry operates from Orio Litta to Guado di Sigerico in the Soprarivo vicinity, a short stretch along the Po river, straight provincial roads to Ponte Trebbi where, immediately past the river, a pedestrian lane goes all the way to Piacenza”. 
Outside urban centres it is not possible to access a water source.

Stage n. 2 - Piacenza – Pontenure - Fiorenzuola d'Arda (distance  in km. 31,6)
“Initial stretch along the Via Emilia, then, following the Nure stream, through the countryside, all the way to the Castle of Paderna and stretch of woodland along the bank of the Nure”.
Refreshment stops: coffe bar and water in Pontenure, Chero (seasonal opening times), water at Castello di Paderna.

Stage n. 3 - Fiorenzuola d'Arda – Fidenza (distance in km. 22,3)
“Last level stretch crossing Chiaravalle della Colomba and passing Fidenza Duomo”.
Outside urban centres it is not possible to access a water source.

Stage n. 4 - Fidenza-Fornovo di Taro (distance in km. 20,9)
“First hill stage with panoramic landscapes, Cabriolo Pieve, the Castle of Costamezzana and the Siccomonte church, Medesano and along the Taro riverside park”.
Outside urban centres it is not possible to access a water source.

Stage n. 5 - Fornovo di Taro – Cassio (distance in km. 20,9)
“First ascent past Fornovo, along the SP39 Val Sporzana to Bardone and Terenzo. Casola Castle and Cassio hostel”.
Outside urban centres it is not possible to access a water source.

Stage n. 6 - Cassio (Terenzo)-Passo della Cisa (distance in km. 18,9)
“Leaving Cassio, along the Cisa road for just over 3 km and then on mule tracks and trails to Castellonchio. Berceto, Monte Valoria”.
Outside urban centres it is not possible to access a water source.

Useful links

Official website of the European Association of Vie Francigene

Emilia Romagna Regional website of the Via Francigena

Train and Bus transport:

How to reach the Via Francigena stages from:
Orio Litta:

Railway Codogno - Pavia, Orio Litta Station
Piacenza:
Railway Mian - Bologna and Alessandria - Piacenza Station
Fiorenzuola D'Arda:
Railway Milan - Bologna and Alessandria - Piacenza, Fiorenzuola D'Arda Station
Fidenza:
Railway Milan - Bologna, Cremona - Fidenza and La Spezia - Parma, Fidenza Station
Fornovo:
Railway Fidenza - Fornovo and La Spezia - Parma, Fornovo Station
Cassio:
from Fornovo Station, bus service Tep Fornovo - Berceto, Cassio stop

Useful links

Trenitalia

Autolinee Tep