Rome

Via Francigena: Montefiascone to Rome (Stage 8)

The final stage of the Via Francigena takes you from the hilltop town of Montefiascone to Rome, the eternal city. During your journey along this ancient pilgrimage route, you will follow trails through the classic Italian landscapes of Lazio.

Walk through rural and pristine areas of Italy that many tourists do not visit and become immersed in the true culture of these stunning regions passing many hill-top villages, Etruscan and Roman remains, papal palaces and thermal pools. Begin in Montefiascone, a town from which there are great views over Lago di Bolsena which was formed in the crater of an ancient volcano. As you continue on your intriguing journey you will encounter the Bagnaccio thermal pools in which you can take a break and enjoy a soak in the milky green and steaming waters. Another highlight is Viterbo, which despite suffering heavy bombing in WWII is the best preserved medieval town in the Lazio region.

Spend a night in Sutri and wander through its enchanting old quarter discovering the Roman amphitheater and the place of worship, the Mithraeum. Pass rivers, streams, and waterfalls and walk through the stunning and serene green valley of Sorbo where you will see grazing wild horses. On this tour, you will walk directly into Rome through the parks of Insugherata and Mt Mario.

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Hiking trail · Viterbo,Alto Lazio

Montefiascone to Viterbo

September 17, 2019
moderate
19.5 km
5:00 h
128 m
362 m
Enjoy an exciting walk with varied scenery, from lakes to mountains and thermal pools at Bagnaccio. Arrive in Viterbo, the best preserved medieval ...
by Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Viterbo,Alto Lazio

Viterbo to Caprarola

September 17, 2019
moderate
13.9 km
4:00 h
421 m
507 m
Leave Viterbo behind as you walk along lakes, past hills and through the woods until you reach the rolling countryside of Caprarola.  
by Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Viterbo,Alto Lazio

Caprarola to Sutri

September 17, 2019
16.8 km
4:30 h
124 m
326 m
Depart from Caprarola and follow a trail that traverses the summit ridges of the Cimini Hills with beautiful views everywhere you turn.  These ...
by Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Viterbo,Alto Lazio

Sutri to Campagnano di Roma

September 17, 2019
moderate
26.5 km
6:00 h
230 m
232 m
Today includes walks through fields and past rivers and impressive waterfalls, such as Monte Gelato which is a great place to relax, swim and have ...
by Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
September 17, 2019
moderate
20.6 km
5:30 h
275 m
449 m
Walk towards Isola Farnese as you enjoy dramatic scenery as well as interesting ruins and traces of Etruscan history. 
by Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail

Isola Farnese to Rome

September 17, 2019
moderate
37.1 km
8:00 h
549 m
534 m
From Isola Farnese, you follow the authentic route on the Via Francigena along the Via Trionfale.
by Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure