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Orvieto to Rome Walk

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Rome, possibly one of the most famous and popular cities on the planet, and a walkers paradise. Right from the beginning of your holiday you are treated like royalty as you arrive at your hotel; a converted palace in central Orvieto, less than a 5 minute walk from the frescoed cathedral and just yards from colourful local restaurants.

Drop into Santa Cristina church before climbing into meadows of wildflowers. Emerge from Parco di Turona oak forest into sunlight to join the Via Cassia – an original Roman road lined with peaches, nectarines and blackberries. Montefiascone looks more like a fortress than a town as you approach – the panoramic views from the hotel roof terrace are great and make for the perfect wind-down place for you to relax at the end of your day!

Lively streets below the Spanish Steps take you past the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’ Angelo, leading directly up to St Peter’s Basilica; quite the impressive list of places to visit whilst in Rome you’ll agree. A visit to the beautiful Vatican and Sistine Chapel (where you can witness first-hand the brilliance of Michelangelo’s work on the beautiful ceiling, makes for a perfect end to the Orvieto to Rome walk.

Day 1 – Arrive in Orvieto
Day 2 – Orvieto to Bolsena 16km/10mi/5hr
Day 3 – Bolsena to Montefiascone 16km/10mi/5hr
Day 4 – Montefiascone to Viterbo 18km/11mi/5.5hr
Day 5 – In Viterbo
Day 6 – Viterbo to Vetralla 14km/9mi/4hr
Day 7 – Vetralla to Capranica 14km/9mi/4hr
Day 8 – Vetralla to St Peter’s Basilica, rome 5km/3mi/1.5hr
Day 9 – Leave rome

This holiday uncovers the glorious final stages of the pilgrimage that was first completed by the Archbishop of Canterbury back in 990AD, when he walked to Rome and back to receive his Papal appointment in person. Journey between Orvieto in Umbria to Rome, and along the way, the Via Francigena follows Roman roads, rural tracks and country lanes that link a string of central Italy’s loveliest fortified hilltop towns. Each walking day offers superb panoramas of only the best views of Italy, which if we’re honest, is pretty much all of it: Orvieto perched atop steep volcanic cliffs, Bolsena’s castle mirrored in the still lake below, and Montefiascone’s cathedral bells chiming across wide river valleys.

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