Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Leg B05 - From Vercelli to Mortara

Total length
38.2 km

The first part of the leg runs along the bank of river Sesia, through poplar trees and rice fields. From Palestro a little trafficked provincial road leads to Robbio.

Crossing the flat countryside of Lomellina, the itinerary leads us along wide unpaved roads in the first part, and on grassy paths in the Madonna del Campo area.  
The Monastery of Saint Valeriano in Robbio and the house of San Pietro are really interesting: in the surroundings of San Pietro used to exist an ancient "Hospicium" for the accomodation of pilgrims. 

Water is not available outside the villages.
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