Via Francigena Siena to Rome
Via Francigena Siena to Rome Self-Guided Tour Siena to Rome in 8 days. 9 days – 8 nights
Best Cycling period: April to October
Embark on a journey through the legendary dirt roads of Siena, traversing the Val d’Arbia and Val d’Orcia, and exploring picturesque villages like Bagno Vignoni and Radicofani.
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Are you ready to become the characters in a postcard? In the first part of this journey, you will walk along the legendary dirt roads of Siena for kilometers and kilometers, crossing the Val d’Arbia and the Val d’Orcia, icons of the Tuscan landscape. You will visit wonderful villages like Bagno Vignoni, with its enormous thermal pool in the center of the square, and Radicofani, whose fortress dominates southern Tuscany. Once you enter Lazio, you will be amazed by the beauty of Lake Bolsena, and charmed by the ancient paving stones of the Via Cassia, still intact after 2000 years.
But the surprises continue, from the enchanting medieval center of Viterbo, with an entire district dedicated to the pilgrim, to the ancient Etrurian roads, to the Roman amphitheater of Sutri, completely dug out from the tufo to the beautiful cycle path that leads you into the heart of Rome, running along the River Tevere until your destination: St. Peter Square.
If you appreciate good flavors, keep in mind that you will cross the vineyards of the Brunello di Montalcino, one of the best Italian wines, and the production zones of the cacio di Pienza (type of cheese), before entering one of the most important areas for the production of extra-virgin olive oil, between Bolsena and Montefiascone.
Highlights of the tour:
- The beauty of Lake Bolsena, and charmed by the ancient paving stones of the Via Cassia
- Siena, one of the most beautiful towns along the Francigena, is famous for its Palio
- The Burnello of Montalcino
- Val d’Arbia and the Val d’Orcia, icons of the Tuscan landscape
- Extra-virgin DOP oil from the Tuscia Viterbese
- The gnocchi alla Romana dusted with a good handful of pecorino cheese