8 Days. The Via Francigena. From Siena to Orvieto OR from Orvieto to Rome

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Siena(Tuscany) to Orvieto OR Orvieto to Rome on Foot

8 days €2400 Tuscany to Orvieto: April 14-21 & Sept 24-Oct 1

8 days  €2400 Orvieto to Rome: April 21-28. May 9-16. June 5-12.  Oct 1-8 

Description

Join us on the new 8-day pilgrimage tour of the first 100 kilometers or the final 100 kilometers of the Via Francigena, which allows you to receive the Testimonium, a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims who walk to Rome.

This legendary path, The Via Francigena, follows a route traced by Julius Cesar in 58 BC called “The way of the Sun” connecting his northern provinces with the capital, Rome. One thousand years later, the Archbishop Sigericus of Canterbury, traveled this route leaving a detailed description called the Iter Francorum, or the way of the Franks.  During the following centuries, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims traveled to Rome by way of the Via Francigena. There were those seeking indulgences granted as early as the year 1300, merchants with goods to trade, soldiers defending their territories, emperors, bankers, diplomats, and adventurers, all walked to Rome on this road. The Via Francigena, together with the Camino de Santiago in Spain, became the backbone of the ancient road system of Western Europe throughout the middle-ages.

In 1994, this route was declared “European Cultural Itinerary” and was awarded the title of “Major Cultural Route”  in 2004 by the European Council.

What's Included

  • Pick up in Siena or in Orvieto
  • Van support during the trip for you & your luggage
  • 7 nights of hotels with private bathrooms
  • Bi-lingual guide
  • Daily maps & historical information
  • Full van support
  • Pilgrims credential (passport)
  • Healthy snacks
  • All breakfasts
  • Six dinners, wine included
  • Guided tour of the Vatican
  • Spontaneous side trips!

Dates

2020 DATES:

Siena to Orvieto: 

  • April 14-21
  • September 24-October 1

Orvieto to Rome:

  • April 21-28
  • May 9-16
  • June 5-12
  • October 1-8