The last section of Northern Via Francigena is enchanting and surprising: would you ever expect to find an ancient Etruscan road right out Viterbo? And a Roman amphitheatre built in tufa stone? The remains of ancient towers rising through the chestnut trees? Enchanting forests, waterfalls and Roman remains in the depht of the forest?
This part of Lazio, called Tuscia (the land of Tusci, the Etruscans) has all of this and much more in store, surprising you with every step as you get closer and closer to Rome.
On the last day of the walk, there it is - the St.Peter's Dome, well visible from the Monte Mario park, and then it's the last steps through the crowded Vatican streets and through the columns of St.Peter's Square - and there you are, the place everyone wanted to reach, in the heart of the Eternal City and Italy itself.