Two people walking on a Via Francigena countryside path
Two people walking on a Via Francigena countryside path

The Road to Rome: Via Francigena

A Camino to the Eternal City

Why do we proudly call ourselves the "experts of Via Francigena"?

  • Our founder was among the pioneers who officially mapped the itinerary for the Italian government.
  • We hold the prestigious title of Official Technical Partner of the European Vie Francigene Association.
  • We were sending European walkers on this route even before it gained recognition as a Camino.
  • We actively manage the official web shop and have played a significant role in signposting and mapping the official cycling and walking paths.
  • We've developed a user-friendly, free-to-download app that has assisted thousands of walkers in navigating the route.
  • We offer the entire Italian, Swiss, and French itinerary and are diligently working on covering it all, from Canterbury to Brindisi.
  • But the primary reason we have such a close connection to the Camino to Rome is our deep love for it. We've journeyed along its path multiple times, in various directions. We've come to intimately know the people, the places, the stories, and the unique essence of each segment of the camino. Our ability to share these experiences with you is rooted in our personal connection and deep affection for this incredible route.

Explore all of our Via Francigena trips, our absolute favorite Camino, right here.

Monteriggioni medieval fortified village gateway on the via Francigena

SloWays knows Via Francigena well, because we have been taking care of it for years, making sure it is well-signed and accessible by walkers and cyclists alike. We know the best places where you can stop, all the little artistic treasures that you will be delighted to discover. And we can help you (for an individual trip or for a group travel) on the whole itinerary, from Grand St Bernard to Rome. You just have to choose the section you want to walk.

Top Trips

Highlights

  • The diversity of the route - 1000 kilometers across 7 different regions, from the Great St. Bernard Pass to Rome and then on to Brindisi;
  • The richness of Italian food and wine - in every stage, different flavors and specialties to celebrate the end of the day;
  • The cultural, historical, artistic, and architectural wealth of Italy;
  • Every day a different landscape: from the Crete Senesi to the hills of Piedmont, from the mountains of the Aosta Valley to the rice fields of Lombardy;
  • 3-star hotels and small, cozy bed and breakfasts, accustomed to walkers and their needs;
  • The possibility to customize each trip to your needs, shortening or lengthening the daily stages.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have written articles to answer the most common questions about the Via Francigena.

You can find them on our blog, and here divided by topics - choose the question you want an answer to and you will be directed straight to the article that interests you.

 

Should I walk the Via Francigena alone or with a tour operator?

Is the route marked?

Via Francigena or Camino de Santiago?

Which section should I choose?

What are the Credenziale and Testimonium?

 

Other questions:

How long is the route, and normally how many days is your travel package?

The Via Francigena of the North, from the Great St. Bernard Pass to Rome, is 1000 km long; the route then continues with the Via Francigena of the South, to Brindisi. For now, we offer the entire route on foot up to Rome and the first part of the Via Francigena of the South, up to Terracina.

We have divided the itinerary into packages of 8/10 days, but we also offer shorter trips of 2/3 days, and the entire route from the Great St. Bernard Pass to Rome. Upon request, we can create a package that includes the stages you want to cover, of the length you prefer.

Do we sleep in a hostel?

No, you will stay in B&Bs, 3* Hotels, and Agriturismos in private rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Is the price I see the final one?

No, it is an approximate price, which can change according to the season, included services, type of room, and hotel availability. You can create your online quote and send it to us - we will reply confirming the final price of the package, which you can approve before proceeding with the booking.

Will I have to carry my backpack on my shoulders?

No, luggage transfer is included in most of our packages.

Can I bring my dog?

Several stretches of the Via Francigena are dog friendly - the hotels will be happy to host your dog, sometimes with a small daily supplement. If you don't find references inside the travel card, ask us and we will be able to confirm if it is the right trip to do with your dog, and with what additional costs.

Can I bring my children/teenagers?

Not all children are used to or happy to walk several kilometers on foot for several consecutive days: obviously, you are the one who knows if your child is ready or not for such a trip, but if you write to us we will be able to advise you on which stretches are more suitable and safe based on his/her age and your travel experience together.

Our trips


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