Italy Pilgrimage Walk: The Road to Rome. Via Francigena
Reunite mind, body, and spirit by connecting with
like-minded individuals as you walk the Via Francigena from Orvieto in Umbria to the eternal city of Rome. Much like our Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes, this is a journey of the spirit and soul. Step into nature as we walk the Via Francigena.
Type of Event
Meet Spanish Steps in Orvieto, Italy at 10AM on Sept 16.
We end in Rome on October 23 at 12PM
All roads lead to Rome. This legendary path follows a route traced by Julius Caesar in 58 BC called “The Way of the Sun” connecting his northern provinces with Rome. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have traveled to Rome by way of the Via Francigena.
There were those seeking indulgences, merchants with goods to trade, soldiers defending their territories, emperors, diplomats, and adventurers. By walking this trail today you receive a “Testimonium”, a certificate
of accomplishment given to pilgrims who walk to Rome.
Over the course of the trip, you will begin to realize you are actually awakening your inner needs and opening your heart to new insights and possibilities.
We begin the day with a hearty breakfast before the day’s hiking adventure unfolds. We walk beautiful trails, averaging approximately 10- miles per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences, and wonderful food.
In the early evening, we will have the opportunity to meet for a social hour and a daily debriefing before enjoying lovely dinners. No matter what your level of fitness or experience you are welcome on this active holiday.
• Pick up in Orvieto, Italy
• Van support during the trip for you & your luggage
• 7 nights of hotels with private bathrooms
• Bi-lingual guide
• Daily maps & historical information
• Pilgrims credential
• Healthy snacks
• All breakfasts
• Six dinners, wine included
• Guided tour of the Vatican
• Spontaneous side trips
Connect with Spanish Steps by clicking on the website link.
We are based in Aspen, CO but spend most of our time in France, Italy and in Spain leading yoga retreats and pilgrimage walks.