The Via Francigena to Rome Via Francigena Full Route

Activity :
Walking or Cycling or Easy Walking or Easy Cycling
Duration :
Up to 97 Nights
Distance :
2089 km
Difficulty :
Medium
Tour Type :
Self-Guided
Time To Go :
April to October
Price :
1 week from €570
Claire
Specialist: Claire
Sales Director Claire hails from the lovely Midlands and spent some years living in Galway in the West of Ireland, where she completed a degree in languages. She also lived sev...
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Ning W, USA - April 2018
We have been blessed to have three pilgrimages organized by the Camino Ways team -- and each one has been perfect. We've done the entire French Way to Santiago, the Via Francigena in Italy and are presently back on the Camino in Spain on a shorter trip. Camino Ways made all these trips possible. Because of their customer service, relationships with small private hotels and luggage transfer companies, we could focus on the walk itself. We could not have organized these relaxing and wonderful trips ourselves. There's enough stress involved in doing a pilgrimage ... walking the miles ... being in a foreign country. Camino Ways allowed us to focus on the Camino itself rather than logistics. They have also done a great job of helping us with a few needed changes to the current trip. We're very grateful. Feel free to contact me if you'd like more details. 20 April 2018
Richard, United States - August 2016
"I just completed a 17-day walk from Lausanne, Switzerland, to Vercelli, Italy, using Camino Ways, or technically, their affiliate, Francigena Ways. They delivered a great and rather exclusive itinerary. As I've written here before, the strength of the company is their ability to provide hotels and baggage services for the less traveled Camino routes. And they execute well. First off, the Via Francigena (going from Canterbury, England, to Rome) has far fewer walkers than the Camino de Santiago. You will often go several days without seeing a fellow walker. However, the scenery and historical sites often outshine its better-known competitor. My route from Lausanne, Switzerland, to Vercelli, Italy, is considered second only to the stretch in Tuscany for its beauty (been there, done that). It was a great route overall, but several days in particular were spectacular: 1) the first day walking along Lake Geneva to Vevey; 2) the climb up the St. Bernard Pass in Switzerland and the descent the next day into Italy; 3) the ancient Roman town of Aosta and its surrounding alpine scenery; 4) the castles of Verres and Issogne; and 5) the first day's transition from the Aosta Valley to Piedmont, specifically the walk from Ivrea to Viverone. Highly recommend!"
Activity:
Walking or Cycling or Easy Walking or Easy Cycling
Duration:
Up to 97 Nights
Distance:
2089 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
April to October
Price:
1 week from €570

 All roads lead to Rome. The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrim trail starting in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England; crossing France and Switzerland before reaching Italy.

In medieval times, the Via Francigena was an important road for pilgrims heading south to Rome, and like the Camino de Santiago, this trail is an European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe. The Via Francigena, or Camino to Rome, takes walkers to some of the most stunning regions in Europe, such as Kent and the Dover cliffs, the WWI battlefields of Northern France, the Champagne region, Lake Geneva and the mighty Alps, the Apennines, lush Umbria, the picturesque hills of Tuscany and finally Rome, the eternal city…

Select “Get a Quote” to customise your route; start-finish points, stages in-between and options you would like to have. You can walk or cycle any of our ways.

Claire
Specialist: Claire
Sales Director Claire hails from the lovely Midlands and spent some years living in Galway in the West of Ireland, where she completed a degree in languages. She also lived sev...
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