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Via Francigena is perhaps the most important medieval communication route linking the north with the south of the continent.
We have the description in an essay thanks to the diary of the English Archbishop Sigeric who went from Canterbury to Rome in 990 to receive the Pallium from the hands of the Pope. The archbishop had described in detail the 79 stages he had taken to get to Rome giving a clear indication also of the post stations.
The route was used by pilgrims who went to pray at the tomb of the Apostle Peter and who then often continued their journey to the Holy Land by embarking at Brindisi.
In the section of Upper Lazio, the Via Francigena follows the path of the ancient Roman road, Via Cassia.
It starts from Acquapendente and arrives at Bolsena after a 22.9 kilometer route with a possible stop in San Lorenzo Nuovo from which you have the first look at the beauty of the lake.
The journey continues towards Rome, heading towards Montefiascone with a stage of 18.2 km of medium difficulty passing through olive groves and vineyards.


Traveller's Guide to Italy