Walk the last 100km of the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome, to get your ‘Testimonium’ of pilgrimage to the ever-fascinating Eternal City. From medieval Viterbo, Francigena pilgrims will follow Roman roads, paths, forest trails and dirt tracks across the scenic, hilly and vibrant green Lazio countryside.
Explore pretty towns and villages en-route with their street markets and lively buzz; staying in countryside hotels and agriturismos. Before starting your walk on the Camino to Rome, you should take some time to explore Viterbo’s charming old town with its Papal palace (Palazzo dei Papi), cathedral, quaint Medieval quarter and many churches, squares. Stroll through any of the intriguing little lanes to enjoy a fresh Italian coffee.
The last walking day will see you arriving in the Vatican along the famous ‘Via Triumphale’, with sweeping views of Rome from Monte Mario, one of the city’s highest hills. We can also arrange a free Papal audience on Wednesdays.
Once you have arrived in the Eternal City we recommend you spend a couple of days to visit one of Europe’s most wonderful cities and its famous historic landmarks: the Colosseum, Castel Sant Angelo, the Trevi Fountain and so much more. Enjoy walking in the historic center of Italy on this unique walking tour.
This trip is also available as a guided tour, see details here: Via Francigena at Easter Guided. Click below to create your trip. You can walk or cycle.