Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Walking

The heart of Tuscan Via Francigena - selfguidewalking tour - Sloways

Stop and look around. What you are seeing is the iconic Tuscan countryside – the one printed on postcards. But this is not a photograph, it is live and you are here!  In front of you lies the soft rolling hills scattered with cypresses, a gravel road stretching as far as the eye can see and a  horizon filled with more and more beautiful landscape.

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Via Francigena - Arriving to Rome - Via del Sole

Montefiascone can be easily reached by train from Viterbo, however the train station is far out of town and you need a taxi

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Weekend on Via Francigena, from Siena to Buonconvento - SloWays

Would you like to walk in the middle of postcard-like scenario, sampling some of the best Via Francigena has to offer, just in three days? In the first part of this journey you will walk along the legendary strade bianche (“white roads”, dirt roads) of Siena for kilometres and kilometres, crossing the Val d’Arbia and the Val d’Orcia

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The VIA FRANCIGENA – from Siena to Bolsena - Genius Loci

If you’re looking for a real pilgrimage in Italy, the Via Francigena is the right choice! But you should choose the right route!
Most of the ‘medieval pilgrim routes’ were following the old Roman roads, which followed the most ‘logical’ routes to Rome. Often these roads have been further transformed over the centuries though, and are major roads today.

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From Gran San Bernardo - Via del Sole

Bourg St Pierre can be easily reached by train from Geneva or Lausanne to Martigny then by bus and you wil find at your hotel all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of the walking and the GPS maps. You will also be told where to go to receive a benediction by a priest if you want one before you start on your way. (first possible place is at the Pass)

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From Montefiascone to Rome - Via del Sole

Montefiascone can be easily reached by train from Viterbo, however the train station is far out of town and you need a taxi

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