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One of the world’s most rewarding walking trails, the historic Via Francigena is an ancient road and a Camino route that stretches more than a thousand kilometres through France, Switzerland and Italy. The Way finishes up in the Eternal City of Rome.

The Italian section of this iconic trail cuts a path through some of Italy’s prettiest regions, combining rich history and Roman ruins, medieval cities and traditional villages, world-famous cuisine and mind-blowing natural beauty to discover on foot or by bicycle.

Start your Via Francigena walk high in the Swiss Alps and cross the historic Saint Bernard Pass, making your way down through the spectacular alpine landscapes of the Aosta region, through the lush agricultural plains of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna and into the famous rolling hills of Tuscany.

Discover crumbling ruins, ancient monasteries, imposing castles and sleepy villages. Experience the magic of medieval cities such as Parma, Siena and Lucca, and soak up the atmospheric accommodations and fine hospitality that have characterised this Italian Camino route for centuries.

Sample Italy's cuisine on your week-long Via Francigena walking or cycling holiday, or tackle the full Francigena Way, making you one of the lucky few to complete this epic journey in its entirety.

Take a look at our extensive range of itineraries and start planning your walk or cycle along the Via Francigena!

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Great Value & Quality Via Francigena Holidays

Our active holidays along Italy's Via Francigena are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, GPX tracks, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your Via Francigena trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your active holiday in Italy.

Explore the Via Francigena at your own pace

On all self guided Via Francigena trips, you can expect to receive up-to-date and well researched route notes and maps, seamless luggage transfers and competitive pricing on all essential services. Many self guided Camino trips in Italy also have year-round, daily departure dates, allowing you to enjoy the convenience and flexibility a self guided trip offers.

Personal Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling in Italy for over 5 decades. We are passionate about the unique variety that Italy offers, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

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