‘All roads lead to Rome’
During the Middle Ages, the Via Francigena was the most popular pilgrimage route to Rome. Its traditional starting point is Canterbury in England and it travels through France, Switzerland, and Italy.
The best-known route was transcribed in the 10th Century by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Sigeric the Serious after being ordained a Cardinal by Pope John XV.
This route is more challenging and not as busy as the Camino de Santiago. It is not as well waymarked, and it doesn’t have as many facilities along the route. Walking the Via Francigena requires more planning, but we are here to help you every step of the way.
The Via Francigena is a spectacular walking holiday. It offers you peaceful surroundings, a glimpse into life in Italy, stunning food and drinks, and an authentic adventure.
Due to unprecedented demand, the Via Francigena has limited remaining availability for this year. Please allow for extra time to find accommodation.