Full Via di Francesco | Florence to Rome
The full Via di Francesco Florence to Rome is also called Cammino di Francesco.
The Via di Francesco is an alternative route to the Via Francigena and follows an ancient Roman road between Florence and Rome, following in the footsteps of Saint Francis (San Francesco), founder of the Franciscan tradition.
This long-distance walking trail is 521 km in length and is recommended for experienced hikers only as the mountainous terrain makes the trail quite challenging, particularly in sections 1 and 3.
Inspired by the life and work of Saint Francis the Full Via di Francesco is a pilgrimage to the Vatican that will take you approximately one month to complete.
Walkers, however, will be rewarded with the stunning and peaceful countryside; passing through areas of impressive natural beauty, as well as important Franciscan sites including Assisi and Rieti.
This is a walking trail particularly for those interested in the religious history and culture of Italy. The full Via di Francesco passes through all of the main points of interest from Florence to Rome so you will really feel you are getting the full experience of an ancient pilgrimage.
The route is well signposted along the way and you will find many interesting places to visit and spend time along this route.
We recommend you undertake the full Via di Francesco in the Spring and Summer months when the weather is very pleasant. This is the optimum time of year to explore the Italian countryside and when you will meet other pilgrims taking this route.
The Via di Francesco Florence to Rome finishes at the Vatican, where you can apply for your ‘Testimonium‘ of pilgrimage to Rome. This is similar to the Compostella for the Camino de Santiago.
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