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The Via Francigena is a 1000-year-old pilgrimage route that extends around 2000km from the English city of Canterbury all the way to Rome. Its name is a nod to the fact that it travels through France, but during its history, the route was also known as the Via Romea (way to Rome) for the city where it ends.

If you walked the entire route it would take you 4 months. Few people have time to tackle the whole thing in one go. We focus on itineraries that take you through the heart of the Via Francigena, on a journey that is spiritual, cultural and historical. You will walk through UNESCO listed towns and villages immersed in the most beautiful Italian landscapes.

Download our comprehensive preparation guide and get ready to walk the pilgrims' path to Rome!

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why you'll love walking Italy's Via Francigena

Pack-free and local support
Daily luggage transfers and local staff for emergency assistance - you're free to enjoy your walk!

Walk through spectacular landscapes and explore hilltop UNESCO villages.

Immerse yourself in the artistic, cultural and religious heritage of one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes.

Discover exceptional Italian coffee; savour a picnic lunch of Italian cheeses on a vine-shaded bench, all washed down with a good bottle of local wine.

Seasonal attractions
Enjoy wild owers in spring, sun owers in summer and olive and grape harvesting in autumn.

Art & Architecture
Explore ancient aqueducts, cathedrals and fortified castle walls plus famous art collections
in galleries, duomos and museums.