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Perhaps not as famous than the renowned Camino de Santiago (but no less significant in importance), this lesser-trodden pilgrimage offers a truly unique spiritual journey, just as the Camino de Santiago does. This ancient pilgrimage, fondly known as the ‘Camino to Rome’, connects Canterbury to Rome covering 1900km and traversing 4 countries (UK, France, Switzerland and Italy).

We currently feature itineraries which allow you to go as far back as Lucca in Tuscany and follow this enchanting pilgrimage all the way into Rome; eventually we will go all the way back to Canterbury! As a Pilgrim to Rome you are allowed into parts of the Vatican City no other visitors are permitted to venture and can receive your Testimonium at the Basilica (equivalent of the Compostela rewarded on the Camino de Santiago).

Our Pilgrims on the Via Francigena range from solo walkers to large organised groups who come from far and wide across the globe to embark on this unique adventure. With our profound knowledge of the routes and our established, reliable, local support along the entire route, New Experience Pilgrims has the expertise and devotion to offer an individually arranged spiritual journey of a lifetime; one we are certain will hold a special place in your heart forever. 


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Do you aspire to walk part of the famous Via Francigena on foot? We have created special itineraries allowing you to experience this beautiful pilgrimage in its finest splendour, taking you into the Eternal City of Rome and its breathtaking Basilica. Each day ranges in length (see our itineraries for specific figures) but will all allow you time to explore your destination before dinner.

The Experience 

Without doubt this holiday is about more than the usual joys of walking! Maybe you previously completed all or part of the Camino de Santiago and wish to sample a less trodden pilgrim route which has now been re-established since it was lost in time. In addition to the typically delicious Italian food and wines served in your hotel at the end of each day’s walk, you will also enjoy the special atmosphere arising from the comradeship quickly established between 

walkers of many nationalities.


Two to three weeks before you depart you will receive all of your holiday documents which include your Pilgrim Credenciale. Besides your personal details, it also provides space for collecting stamps at your hotels which is necessary to prove that you have accomplished the pilgrimage so you can obtain the testimonium. You receive the Testimonium, by entering the Vatican City through the gate called "Ingresso del Petriano” in the “Piazza del Sant’Uffizio” between 09.30 - 12.30 - please note this is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. This is a truly unique experience; as a Pilgrim to Rome you are allowed into parts of the Vatican City no other visitors are permitted to venture.




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Lucca to Siena

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You begin your pilgrimage in the endearing Tuscan City of Lucca, known fondly as ‘the city of 100 churches’, where as well as exploring its vast number of religious buildings (all of which represent fascinating examples of architectural Italian styles), you can also enjoy a stroll around the old city walls with panoramic views overlooking the city, well worth adding an extra night here to relax before embarking on your journey.

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Montefiascone to Rome - Last 130km

Walking holidays in Via Francigena - Stages - Montefiascone to Rome - Last 130km  - Click Here For Larger Image This 7 night trip covers the last section of this route into Rome so that you can immerse yourself in the Italian culture, enjoy delicious rustic food and learn about the historical significance of this famous pilgrimage. By completing this section you will be eligible for your ‘Testimonium’ of pilgrimage with your pilgrim passport which we provide as part of your journey. Our standard itinerary is 7 nights with your last night spent in Rome. Extra nights in Rome can easily be added if you wish to spend more time exploring this fascinating city and its famous landmarks - the Colosseum, Castel Sant Angelo, the Trevi Fountain and so much more.

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Siena to Montefiascone

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Siena to Rome

Walking holidays in Via Francigena - Stages - Siena to Rome - Click Here For Larger Image You begin your journey in the historic city of Siena nestled within the characteristic hills of Tuscany. Each day offers vast views across beautiful landscapes to match with the gentle walking; one day even offers the opportunity for wine tastings! Following mule tracks, country lanes and rolling vineyards, you pass through charming Italian hilltop villages as you make your way towards the awaited destination of Rome where you can visit the striking Vatican City and gaze upon the Monte Mario (Mons Gaudii – Mount of Joy”), one of the city’s highest hills, before reaching St Peters Square to stand in awe, at journeys end, before the magnificent splendour of the Basilica.  By completing this section you will be eligible for your ‘Testimonium’ of pilgrimage with your pilgrim passport which we provide as part of your journey. Our standard itinerary for this section is 16 nights with your last night spent in Rome. Extra nights can be added along the trek, we particularly recommend adding extra nights in Siena, Bolsena and of course in Rome allowing you more time exploring this fascinating city and its famous landmarks such as the Colosseum, Castel Sant Angelo, the Trevi Fountain and so much more. 

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