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The Via Francigena in Latium Region

Stage n. 1 - Radicofani (Toscana) - Acquapendente  [distance in Km: 32]
"The descent from Radicofani along the old Cassia is one of the most beautiful and exciting of the entire Via Francigena: all around, as far as the eye can see, hills and Monte Amiata, with the fortress behind.
From Ponte a Rigo the path follows the valley floor in Val di Paglia, following the Via Cassia to Ponte Gregoriano, before undertaking the last short climb towards Acquapendente.
Not to be missed: Museo della Ceramica in Acquapendente".

Stage n. 2 - Acquapendente - Bolsena [distance in Km: 22]
"Leaving Acquapendente behind and after visiting the Chiesa del Santo Sepolcro, with its splendid crypt which recreates the church of the same name in the Holy Land, the stage continues on to San Lorenzo Nuovo, from where you can admire the picturesque panorama of Lake Bolsena.
Once inside the volcanic crater, the path follows a pleasant course along unpaved roads to Bolsena, in an endless up and down among olive groves, meadows and woods, with lovely views of the lake in the background.
Not to be missed: octagonal church dedicated to San Giovanni in San Lorenzo Nuovo".

Stage n. 3 - Bolsena - Montefiascone [distance in Km: 17,8]
“The stage winds its way between olive groves and woodland with endless ups and downs and stunning views of the lake. Exciting 360° degree views may be enjoyed from the Torre dei Pellegrini (tower of the pilgrims), at the entrance to Montefiascone.
Not to be missed: Catacombs and Archeological Museum of Lake Bolsena”.

Stage n. 4 - Montefiascone - Viterbo [lunghezza in Km: 18,4]
“The first section of the stage runs along the ancient paving of the Via Cassia, still in excellent conditions. It then passes through a hilly stretch, with nice views of Montefiascone and Viterbo.
Having descended to the plain, it is possible to relax at the Bagnaccio spa, pools of hot water, frequented by the pilgrims travelling along the via Francigena, through the ages. Once in Viterbo, a visit to the old town and the San Pellegrino district is a must.
Not to be missed: Museum of Sodalizio dei Facchini di Santa Rosa and the Tuscia Botanical Gardens in Viterbo”.

Stage n. 5 - Viterbo – Vetralla [distance in Km: 18,3]
“Before entering Viterbo, following a short detour, it is possible to visit the ruins of Ponte Camillario, an ancient Roman relic and, within a short distance, an underground Etruscan tomb. The path then follows an endless up and down course among meadows and woods, only made difficult by the lack of water and food stops along the way. At the gates of Vetralla, with a short detour, it is possible to visit the ruins of the church of S. Maria di Forcassi”.

Stage n. 6 - Vetralla - Sutri [distance in Km: 23.9]
“Leaving Vetralla, a most picturesque path in a dense forest leads to the church of Madonna di Loreto (Our Lady of Loreto).
The path continues through an immense thicket of hazelnut bushes and majestic oak trees, passing the “Torri d’Orlando”, ruins of an ancient monastery, before reaching the charming village of Capranica and further on to Sutri, a little known jewel along the Francigena, with its amphitheatre carved in the tuff stone, the Mitreo and the picturesque old town”.

Stage n. 7 - Sutri - Campagnano di Roma [distance in Km: 23.4]
“The first part of the route winds through farmland all the way to the vicinity of Monterosi. The path continues along the fields, to the Monte Gelato waterfalls. It carries on through Parco di Veio along a scenic dirt road which leads to the outskirts of Campagnano di Roma”.

Stage n. 8 - Campagnano di Roma - La Storta (Roma) [distance in Km: 23,4]
“From Campagnano di Roma the path continues towards the church of Madonna del Sorbo, just before Parco di Veio. It crosses the Valle del Sorbo before climbing to the village of Formello. A long scenic stretch up to the ford of the Valchetta river (to be tackled carefully: during the dry season it can be crossed by stepping on the stones placed at the bottom of the river bed, but must be avoided in case of floods and heavy rains).
Beyond the stream the path carries on to the village of Isola Farnese. Continuing along the main road it reaches La Storta”.

Stage n. 9 - La Storta - Roma [distance in Km: 17,2]
“The last stretch unfortunately involves crossing the outskirts of a large city, mostly along busy roads such as Via Cassia and Via Trionfale. Maximum caution is therefore recommended.
Route: Parco di Veio – Via Riserva Campetti – Via dell’Isola Farnese – Via Cassia – Via Trionfale – Largo Trionfale – Via Leone IV - Via dei Bastioni di Michelangelo – Piazza Risorgimento – Via di Porta Angelica – Piazza S. Pietro”.

Useful information

Official website of the European Association of the Vie Francigene

How to get there

Acquapendente:
Buonconvento railway station and bus - line n. SR19 to Acquapendente, or Cotral bus service
Bolsena:
Railway to Orvieto or Viterbo, then Co.Tral and Sira bus service to Bolsena
Montefiascone: Railway station Zepponami; Cotral bus service (tel. 0672051) from Viterbo and Bolsena
Viterbo:
Railway Roma-Viterbo and Orte-Viterbo, Viterbo station
Vetralla:
Railway Roma-Viterbo, Cura di Vetralla station and bus, Cotral bus service (tel.0672051)
Campagnano di Roma:
Railway Roma-Viterbo FR3 Cesano station and shuttle bus to Campagnano di Roma
La Storta:
Railway Roma-Viterbo FR3 La Storta-Formello station

For connections information:


- www.trenitalia.it

- www.cotralspa.it