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EDUCamino - The Via Francigena

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The EduCamino, our unique to Follow the Camino, Camino Tour for educational groups, for students, pupils, scouts or any group really!

Quality Time, Peace of Mind & Enjoyment on the Via Francigena  
Walk from Acquapendente to Rome and Vatican City with your students and get your Testimonium.

The “Via Francigena? is a medieval pilgrimage arriving in Rome and Vatican City, to the tomb of St Peter the Apostle. The Via Francigena, route of the Franks, has many ways to reach Rome. After all, all roads lead to Rome… The “Sigeric the Serious” pilgrimage is the most famous one as Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury described his route to Rome in 990.  Why not walk in his footsteps, the last 140km to Rome and Vatican City?

Our EDUCamino Via Francigena, Testimonium
As you walk the last 140 km to Rome and Vatican City across the hilly landscapes of Lazio from Acquapendente to Rome you will indulge in world-class Italian food, stay in albergues and private hostels and be inspired by fabulous scenery before arriving in the beautiful city of Rome. On arrival in Rome and Vatican City, you will be eligible for a Testimonium, the ultimate pilgrimage certificate.

Itinerary


EDUCamino - The Via Francigena map
Via Francigena Day 1 Viterbo
Welcome to Viterbo! Your starting point of this part of the Via Francigena!
You will stay in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town. Viterbo is a city of ancient origin and historical traditions, lying close to the Cimini Mountains, between the Lakes of Bolsena and Vico. The city offers many alternatives from art to traditional cuisine, from medieval and renaissance architecture to thermal spas nearby.

Via Francigena Day 2 Viterbo to Vetralla (4h30, 20km)
Today will be a mixture of country lanes bordered by vineyards and olive groves, fields and woods as you walk from Viterbo to Vetralla, a fortified town in the heart of the ancient Etruscan territories.

Via Francigena Day 3 Vetralla to Sutri (5h, 22.5 km)
After leaving Vetralla, you will need to cross a forest to get to the Church of the Virgin of Loreto.  You will then walk through extensive hazel groves, passing monumental oaks, to arrive at the Orlando towers, ruins of an ancient monastery.  In the afternoon, you will traverse the charming town of Capranica, and finally reach the walled town of Sutri, known for its Etruscan amphitheatre and archaeological park.

Via Francigena Day 4 Sutri to Campagnano ( 5h20, 24.3km)
Start the day by walking along country lanes and tracks to the village of Monterosi, near a beautiful lake with an expanse of water lilies. Rest and have a refreshing paddle in the Monte Gelato waterfall park area. Then enter Veio Park, a protected area, and follow a riverside track through woodland to the hilltop town of Campagnano.

Via Francigena Day 5 Campagnano to (Isola farnense) La Storta (5h30, 24.4km)
Leaving Campagnano you will enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful countryside of Lazio before going back into the Veio Park where you can visit the Sanctuary of “Madonna Del Sorbo”. Pass through the walled old town of Formello and you take tracks through fields down to the river Valchetta, on to charming Isola Farnese and onwards to La Storta.

Via Francigena Day 6 La Storta to Rome (3h30, 15.8 km)
This last stage of your trip crosses the suburbs to arrive at the centre of Rome. You also pass through Monte Mario Park where you have amazing views of the entire city of Rome and can admire for the first time the dome of St Peter’s church.  Then you descend to Vatican City and St Peter’s square – your final goal!

Via Francigena Day 7 Rome
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal city! The Italian capital will fascinate you with its history, art, culture and tradition.  Your trip ends here but, if possible, we recommend that you spend more time in the city.  The Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona are just some of the many unforgettable sights in Rome.

We offer many options in Rome like the possibility of attending a Papal Audience if you arrive in Rome on a Wednesday or to visit rare sites in Rome including the Colosseum by night, the Vatican hidden rooms? simply enquire with our Camino Planners.

Included

Included

  • 10 days/ 9 nights accommodation albergues and private hostels
  • All Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
  • Experienced Bilingual Guide for the duration of the trip
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel each day
  • Our unique EduCamino Pack for each students
  • 24/7 Customer service
  • Airport Transfers from Rome Airport to Acquapendente

Optional

  • Dorm Privatisation
  • Extra nights where you want
  • Upgrade to 2-3* accommodation
  • Add extra night in Santiago
  • Visit of Santiago City, Cathedral and pilgrim museum
  • Flights
  • Insurances
  • Lunch

Weather

5% off for early bookings
  • Grade: Camino Difficulty Rating image 
  • Distance: 140 km
  • Duration: 10 Days Camino Trip Legend 1
  • Trip style: GuidedCamino Trip Legend 2
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