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Ponte d'Arbia
Via Francigena Stage 35 Via Francigena Stage 35 from Ponte d’Arbia to San Quirico d’Orcia is a demanding walk with steep ascents and long distance. On this walk you will visit three of Sigeric’s Stopovers. It begins at Ponte d’Arbia which was his XIV or 14th place of rest, Arbia. Then on to Torrenieri, his...
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Ponte d'Arbia
Ponte d’Arbia is Sigeric’s Stopover XIV along the Via Francigena pilgrim route. This means it was his 14th overnight stop on his way home to Canterbury in 990 AD. ‘Arbia’ was its name in Sigeric’s day. Ponte d’Arbia is located on the slopes of the Crete Senesi, the ancient desert of Accona. Water partly submerged...
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Via Francigena Stage 34 Siena to Ponte d'Arbia
Via Francigena Stage 34 Siena to Ponte d’Arbia Siena to Lugicnano d’Arbia Via Francigena Stage 34 is a 26 km walk from Siena to Ponte d’Arbia. For the first 10 km there is a gradual descent from about 350 m to 190 m. After that, it is a level walk through the Tuscan ‘badlands’ for...
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Rome Sigeric's Stopover I Urbs Roma
Rome Urbs Roma Sigeric’s Stopover I Rome is Sigeric’s Stopover I, Urbs Roma. It is the place where Archbishop Sigeric began his return journey to Canterbury in 990 AD. He had just walked all the way from Canterbury to Rome. His top priority was to visit the Pope and receive his Archbishop vestment called a...
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40 Montefiascone to Viterbo
Via Francigena Stage 40 Montefiascone to Viterbo Via Francigena stage 40 is an easy 18 km walk. There is a steep descent for about 6 km through the streets of Montefiascone and then the ancient Via Cassia Antica. For the next 6 km it is an easy level walk through fields and meadows surrounded by...
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Via Francigena Stage 39 starts in Bolsena Via Francigena Stage 39 Bolsena to Montefiascone is a 20 km walk. It is average in length, but has some demanding elevations. Santa Cristina Basilica is the starting point. Then there is a steep ascent to Monti Vulsini at 475 m elevation. At this height there are spectacular...
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38 Acquapendente to Bolsena
Via Francigena Stage 38 is from Acquapendente to Bolsena. In 2018 Carol the Pilgrim walked in a marathon from Acquapendente with over 2000 people all clad in bright orange shirts. To date, this is her favourite stage 38 walk. So the photos and description of this stage are from the marathon. It is a 24...
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Viterbo Sigeric's Stopover VI
Sigeric’s Stopover VI Viterbo was Sigeric’s Stopover VI on his return to Canterbury. In 990 AD Archbishop Sigeric walked all the way to Rome to receive his Pallium from the Pope. Fortunately for us, he recorded his return itinerary in a journal. As a result, his diary provides the itinerary for today’s Via Francigena pilgrimage....
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Walking the Oxfam Trailwalker Virtual in the COVID Year Walking the Oxfam Trailwalker Virtual became our challenge for November 2020. And it certainly raised our spirits in this COVID year. Here is how it unfolded! The easy part was setting up our team of four. Then all we had to do was walk. Oxfam made...
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Via Francigena Taste of Tuscany Tour from Siena
Via Francigena Taste of Tuscany tour from Siena to Radicofani is designed to minimise long walks and maximise enjoyment of Tuscan history, culture, food and wine. In addition, our experienced guides will give you tips on photography and sketching along the way! Our Taste of Tuscany tour begins with two days in Florence, followed by...
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