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Weekend on Via Francigena, from Bolsena to Viterbo
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Weekend on Via Francigena, from Bolsena to Viterbo

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Weekend on Via Francigena, from Bolsena to Viterbo

Weekend on Via Francigena, from Bolsena to Viterbo - 3 days

Weekend on Via Francigena, from Bolsena to Viterbo - 3 days

A surprising itinerary from the shores on Lake Bolsena, the gateway to Latium, along the ancient paving stones of the Via Cassia, still intact after 2000 years, before reaching the charming old town centre of Viterbo.

During this 3-days trip you will cross one of the most important areas for the production of extra-virgin olive oil, around Bolsena, but do not forget to try local wines, for wich Montefiascone is renowned.

Day 1: Bolsena
Day 2: From Bolsena to Montefiascone, 17 km
Day 3: From Montefiascone to Viterbo, 18 km

Day 1:    Bolsena

Your journey will start on the shores of Lake Bolsena: a pleasant town set in the middle of a landscape made up of thick woods and meadows scattered with olive trees. If you are curious to see proof of the miracle of the Corpus Domini, for which Bolsena is famous, in the Cappella del Miracolo some marble slabs stained by the blood pouring from a Host in the thirteen century are kept. If, instead, you are more interested in the typical cuisine. you can taste the products offered by the lake, such as the Sbroscia, a local soup made from lake fish and tomatoes.

Day 2:    From Bolsena to Montefiascone, 17 km

You will walk through woods and olive groves, on a route that will offer constant views of the lake: you will cross an area famous for the production of Extra virgin olive oil, which we recommend you taste on the a piece of fragrant local bread, before arriving in Montefiascone: not to be missed, a climp up to the Rocca, where you will be enchanted before a boundless views. After descending from the Rocca, you can go into a typical wine bar and taste a glass of the famous Est!Est!!Est!!!, which here tastes even better because it is produced locally.

Distance: 17 km

Elevation gain: +580/-290 m

Day 3:    From Montefiascone to Viterbo, 18 km

We return to travelling along the ancient paved road of the Via Cassia, in a leg of our journey that takes us over hills dotted with charming views over Montefiascone and Viterbo; you will be able to enjoy a pleasant stop at the spa of Bagnaccio, recharging your batteries in its thermal waters before proceeding towards Viterbo, the end of your journey. To honour of our trip, do not miss visiting the pictoresque pilgrim’s quarter, before admiring the splendid Palazzo dei Papi and enjoying the silence of the Longobard cloisters of Santa Maria Nuova. And to end on a sweet note, celebrate the end of the journey with the delicious local frittellacce!

If you want to have some more time to visit Viterbo, it is possible to add an extra night in Viterbo (not included in the price displayed on this page)

Distance: 18 km

Elevation gain: +150/-465 m


Two Nights in double room in **/*** hotels , B&B and agriturismi with breakfast

Agriturismo Le Vigne Bolsena
Agriturismo Le Vigne - Bolsena

This agritourism is just 250 metres from the centre of Bolsena and it has a nice view of the Bolsena Lake. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. These offer flat tv, free WiFi, air conditioning, heating, independent bath and shower and some with private entrances. Breakfast is rich and various of sweet and salad food.

Hotel Urbano V Montefiascone
Hotel Urbano V - Montefiascone

Hotel Urbano V is situated  in a very tranquil position, in perfect balance with the architecture of the historical centre. Rooms are well-finished, clean and comfortable. These offer TV satellite, Safe, Air conditioning, free WiFi. Breakfast is rich and good.

practical info

You can find more information in the "accommodation" section: we always select your accommodation for their character and comfort. You will always be booked in a private, en-suite room, with breakfast included. 

Luggage transfer from one hotel to the hotel is not included in the price, but you can add it by paying an extra charge.

From any airport, you need to get to Orvieto by train (with one/two changes). From there, direct bus connections are available to Bolsena.

On departure from Viterbo reach the main airports by train from Viterbo Porta Romana or Viterbo Porta Fiorentina.

Thanks to our special APP, you will be able to follow the track of the whole trip on your mobile phone, with no need for internet. GPS tracks are available on request.


What is included

  • 2 Nights in double room in **/*** hotels , B&B and agriturismi with breakfast
  • maps and detailed description of the itinerary
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • 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
  • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 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
  • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • cancellation insurance
  • Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.
Is this trip for me?

A short and swee trip between the wonderful views on Bolsena lake and the Medieval charm of Viterbo: two beautiful and very scenic days, great to stretch your legs  in view of longer, more challenging trips. If this is your first walking trip, consider that the first day includes some climbs that may result quite challening. 


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