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Via Amerina, Gastronomy & Culture

Level
2
Distance
38 km
Duration
5 days | 4 nights
period
Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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  1. Italy
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  3. Self-Guided
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  5. Tourcode ITSW611

This tour takes you to one of those authentic, undiscovered areas of Italy you won't find in most guides: unique villages and unspoiled green forests, necropolis immersed in the woods and mysterious ruins, Roman bridges, Etruscan roads and natural wonders, make this area one of the first important architectures of Roman expansionism.

In ancient times it was called Ager Faliscus by the Romans, fenced by natural boundaries and singular geomorphological features. In this territory, until the 3rd century B.C., lived the Falisci; a population contemporary to the Etruscans and Latins.
The Tiber River marks the eastern boundary, while to the northwest the Cimini Mountains limit the area. To the south it ends at Monte Soratte and the Valle del Baccano, and to the west near Monterosi and Lake Bracciano. 

This complete itinerary, will allow you to walk a section of the Via Amerina, visit the ancient Orte Sotterranea, historic castles and gardens, and enjoy a wine tasting in one of the area's wineries. 

 

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Highlights

  • Discover Orte Underground
  • Visit unspoilt, off the beaten path route until the suspended town of Corchiano
  • Take rests to taste local wines

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Orte

Arrive in Orte
Here you are in Orte. The centre of the Tiber Valley, situated on a high tuffaceous cliff, the latter appears to be surrounded to the north and east by a bend in the Tiber River, and to the south by the furrow of its tributary stream Rio Paranza. Because of its location at the crossroads of the roads that run up the Tiber valley, Orte was considered an important commercial stop.

Day 2

Walk from Orte to Agriturismo BioBagnolese (Vasanello), 10km

Walk from Orte to Agriturismo BioBagnolese (Vasanello), 10km
The day begins with a unique activity: visit the underground city of Orte.

The tuff cliff on which Orte is built is excavated by a dense network of tunnels. Orte Sotterranea is a route that bears witness to all the activities that have taken place here over the millennia. The tunnels, for most of their 2,500-year history, have served as the town's water system.

In the approximately 2 kilometers of the itinerary: cisterns, wells, sewage channels, storehouses, cellars, dovecotes and fountains. The tour is available in two variants: short and full. A fascinating and mysterious experience in a place of special interest.

Leaving the historic center of Orte, you will preside at the foot of the town's cliff.

The 11km route leads directly to the Agriturismo BioBagnolese, your overnight lodging

Day 3

Walk from BioBagnolese - Vasanello - Vignanello/Vallerano, 16km

Walk from BioBagnolese - Vasanello - Vignanello/Vallerano, 16km

From the Agriturismo proceed to the village of Vasanello, with its 13th-century Orsini Castle and medieval garden. Vasanello is also famous for its pottery production and evidence of the Falisci.

Continue the journey and reach Vignanello, a quaint village 369 meters above sea level. Forests, streams, fields, cottages and villages envelop Vignanello giving it an evocative appearance. Famous is the Ruspoli Castle with its delightful gardens.

At the end of the walk a wine tasting in a Vignanello winery awaits you!

Day 4

Walk from Agriturismo BioBagnolese to Corchiano, 12km

Walk from Agriturismo BioBagnolese to Corchiano, 12km
Continuing you will find yourself among vineyards and hazelnut groves, go up the gorge and cross the ditch. Here there are the remains of the paving stones of the ancient Via Amerina, you are near the WWF Pian Sant'Angelo Natural Monument (which can be visited by appointment). You are in the Corchiano area towards the end of the second stage. After Pian Sant'Angelo you will reach an open and well-kept stretch of Via Amerina. The road will lead you to the Church of the Madonna del Soccorso, and after a suggestive path in the Natural Monument of the Forre , among via cave falische, donkeys, waterfalls and archaeological remains, you will reach the suspended village of Corchiano.

Day 5

Arrivederci Corchiano!

Arrivederci Corchiano!
The trip and our services end after breakfast unless you have pre-book an extra in night in Corchiano or other destinations in Italy.

Details

Is this for me?


A trip to a lesser known part of Lazio, the most medieval and mysterious. It is a journey full of surprises and historical and natural wonders, immersed in nature. It's for you if you want to discover a lesser known but beautiful path. It is not particularly difficult, but it still requires a bit of experience or training to cover sections of up to and exceeding 20 km every day.

Included


What is included

  • 4 Nights in double room in **/*** hotels , B&B and agriturismi with breakfast
  • 2 dinners
  • Entrance ticktes: Visit Orte Sotteranea, Wine tasting in a local winery
  • luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • maps and detailed description of the itinerary in digital form, app
  • Medical and luggage travel insurance
  • 24h phone assistance

What is not included 

  • Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
  • lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated
  • visits and entrance fees - tips
  • personal expense
  • possible sojourn taxes
  • everything that is not mentioned in the "What is included" section.

Optional Services

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

  • Single room supplement
  • cancellation insurance
  • Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.
  • travel documentation in printed form (maps and detailed description of the itinerary), shipped to the first hotel

Accommodation


La Locanda della Chiocciola - Orte
BioBagnolese Agriturismo - Castel Bagnolo
Agriturismo Villa Amerina - Corchiano

When to travel


The  climate  in Central  Italy  is  generally very  mild with  differences  depending  on the  geography  of  the  region,  from  coasts and valleys to the continental areas.The warmest months are generally July and August,  with  temperatures  ranging  from 23°C up to 30°C; the valleys can often see higher  temperatures  and38°C  to  40°  C  is not uncommon.While  June  and  September  offer  both  nice warm weather. Of course, there are always exceptions  or  dry  spells  that  cause  a  few days to get really hot. Spring    (April    and    May)    and    Autumn (October   and   November)   are   dry,   with sunny  days  but  the  chances  of  rain  are high.The  weather  can  change  very  quickly  and you must be prepared for rain, mist, wind, fog   (and   even   hail   or   snow   at   higher elevations) –especially   in   spring   and autumn. 

What to bring


Clothing and other items
You will need your regular walking/cycling gear, including some sort of reflective garment. For the evenings, smart outdoor style trousers (or shorts) are invaluable, as are quick-dry t-shirts. These can be washed easily and will dry overnight and still look good for sightseeing or having a drink in town.

Take as little as possible to avoid potentially lugging a heavy suitcase up three flights of stairs at the end of the day. Please be aware that laundromats (“Laverie”) are not common in rural areas, so plan to do handwashing of small items.

Lightweight walking shoes/ trainers
For wearing around towns & villages. They can also be a back-up pair.

Socks & underwear
Take only good quality socks with quick-dry and insulating qualities. Road test them before you go on the trip. Take a suitable quantity of underwear as washing facilities are limited.

Warm jacket, hat, gloves
Bring a fleece, Polartec or warm layers for the evenings especially in spring or autumn; be sure it is totally suitable for your needs.
A fleece jacket which blocks the wind (Wind-stopper) is the most preferable. In the summer months a lightweight jacket is suitable for evenings.
If you are cycling/walking in mountainous or coastal areas, even in the height of summer, the weather can change very quickly and unexpectedly and you should be prepared for fog, mist, rain, snow or hail at any time. Always take an extra layer with you, as well as a warm hat and gloves.

Waterproof jacket & trousers
If you are caught in heavy rain, with good waterproof clothing you should remain dry. Remember that most garments will lose their properties over time. Few will remain waterproof for more than five years and many deteriorate in three years or less. We recommend a rain jacket with a good hood and collar and waterproof or thermal walking/cycling trousers or tights.

Dress code
In general, you should wear suitable clothing when entering a church (in many places, it is considered unacceptable to go inside wearing shorts or a tank-top). We suggest that women carry a shawl to cover up bear shoulders or low-cut tops. It also comes in handy when your shoulders get sunburned!

It is considered inappropriate for men to go without a shirt / T-shirt (other than at the beach).

Trekking poles (adjustable)
Highly recommended. A pair works best, depending on what you are comfortable with. If you suffer from back or knee pain this should be considered essential. Remember to practise walking with your pole(s) on different types of terrain in the months preceding your trip.

Walking boots
The importance of good footwear cannot be stressed enough. Your boots should be sturdy and of good enough quality to handle all types of terrain. Lightweight boots, (cordura/leather boots) which have Gore-Tex or sympatex water-proofing are most suitable for this trip. They should provide good ankle protection and be well broken in. Waxing leather boots regularly prolongs their life.

Walking tops & trousers
We recommend walking trousers and shorts and quick-dry wicking t-shirts. These can be washed easily and will dry overnight and still look good for sightseeing or having a drink in town. Wicking T-shirts are fast drying, keep moisture away from your skin and are available at outdoor stores. You should also bring one pair of loose-fitting trousers to wear in cities and for evenings out, etc. Shorts or zip-off trousers are useful in warmer weather.

Practical info

How to arrive


There are several local trains going from Rome train station to Orte. 
The ride take 1/ 2 hours depending on the train you take. 
For more details and updated prices visit the website www.trenitalia.com or call the numbers +39.89.20.21/ +39.06.30.00. It is possible to reach the train station by public bus or taxi.

Mobile App


Use the SloWays APP for iOS and Android smart phones in combination with the written documentation provided.

The App has the detailed tracks and maps that you can use offline and without roaming. Thanks to the phone’s internal GPS, you can check your exact position on the map, so you always know exactly where you are. It also helps you self-navigate you way while travelling. More information on how to use the App inside the roadbook documents.

The navigation features include:

  • Offline navigation. Mobile data not required after initial download
  • Accurate GPS tracks
  • Autorotation of the maps
  • Daily route summary and elevation chart
  • Panorama of the track and at street level
  • Alarm and vibration that alerts you in case you go off track.
  • Emergency SMS button with position coordinates
  • Possibility to record and take georeferenced photos of problems on route alerting fellow travelers
  • Hotel information
  • Points of interest along the way
  • Historical background

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