Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Hiking

Leg 37 - From Torre Santa Sabina to Torre Guaceto

With St. Sabina Tower behind you, walk along via della Torre for 100 m and then turn left into Piazza dei Ciclamini. Continue along the road until you get close to Camerini Beach, where you can take the road that then follows the beach for around 100 m, leading to via Lago d’Iseo, which you need to follow for another 600 m.

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Leg 38 - From Acquapendente to Bolsena

After a visit to the Church of Santo Sepolcro (its bright crypt was built in accordance with the church of the same name in the Holy Land) the route continues without problems till San Lorenzo Nuovo

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Leg 38 - From Torre Guaceto to Brindisi

Starting from the Guaceto Tower, the final destination of the previous leg, take the trail in a westerly direction for 250 m, then turn left at the junction and continue for 800 meters until you can see the SS 379.

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Leg 39 - From Bolsena to Montefiascone

Among olive groves and brushes the path detaches from Bolsena and, after going up and down, admiring wonderful sights of the lake.

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Leg 39 - From Brindisi to Torchiarolo

Starting from the promenade in Brindisi, you’ll first reach the cathedral, followed by the small temple dedicated to San Giovanni al Sepolcro:

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Leg 40 - From Montefiascone to Viterbo

The first section of the route is spectacular, walking along the ancient paving of Via Cassia, still in good condition.

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Leg 40 - From Torchiarolo to Lecce

Leaving Torchiarolo and heading south along the cemetery, you’ll go past the Squinzano-Casalabate provincial road and, passing the Masseria Patricelli farm on a dirt road, you’ll reach the Masseria Alcaini farm.

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Leg 41 - From Lecce to Martano

Starting from Piazza Sant’Oronzo in Lecce, head in the direction of the Castle of Charles V and then arrive to via Merine, the town centre that can be reached after crossing the bridge over the ring road.

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Leg 41 - From Viterbo to Vetralla

At the doors of Viterbo, follow a diviation and visit the ruins of Ponte Camillario, an ancient Roman handiwork.
 A bit futher there is a wonderful surprise:

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Leg 41 - Variation 1 - Ponte Camillaro

The variation allows to go and visit the ruins of Ponte Camillaro, ancient Roman contruction.

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Leg 42 - From Martano to Otranto

From Martano, to reach the centre of Carpignano Salentino, you must return to the Church of the Madonnella and, from here, take a route made up of ancient cart tracks that run alongside the ruins of the church of San Cosma and lead to the town.

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Leg 42 - From Vetralla to Sutri

Leaving Vetralla, walk along a beautiful wooden track before reaching the Church of Madonna di Loreto.

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Leg 43 - From Otranto to Vignacastrisi

Starting from the harbour of Otranto, you’ll reach the Madonna dei Martiri; after a short climb, you’ll pass the provincial road and reach one of the most breathtaking places along the walk: the former bauxite quarry, with its moon-like colours.

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Leg 43 - From Sutri to Campagnano

The first section of the route moves across fields till Monterosi. Come back to the fields, reach the Monte Gelato waterfalls,

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Leg 43 - Variation 1 - In exit from Sutri

This variation allows to exit safely from Sutri, but it lengthen the leg of 3,5 kilometres.

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Leg 44 - From Campagnano to La Storta

Leaving Campagnano you can adimire the enchanting views of Latium countryside, before coming at Veio Park, where you flank the Church of Madonna del Sorbo. 

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Leg 44 - From Vignacastrisi to Tricase

Once you’ve left the town centre of Vignacastrisi and gone past the Chapel of the Madonna of Constantinople, continue straight until you get to a rest area, after which you’ll enter the centre of Marittima.

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Leg 45 - From La Storta to Roma

The last leg starts with a long segment along the sidewalk of the Via Cassia, very traffic congested. Once passed the Grande Raccordo Anulare (Great Ring Junction) the Path enters the green Insugherata Park

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Leg 45 - From Tricase to Leuca

Once you pass the Castle of Caprarica in Tricase, take the dirt track that allows you to cross the provincial road and reach the centre of Tiggiano with its splendid Palazzo Baronale (Baronial Palace).

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