The Via Francigena




From the Alps to Rome on foot along the route of the ancient pilgrims in the footsteps of Archbishop Sigeric (10th century).

A whole month, a week or just a few days: an extraordinary journey of discovery, alone or in a group, in unexpected landscapes, medieval parishes and stretches of Roman roads, going through some of the most beautiful and charming towns in Italy.

45 stages in Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Tuscany and Lazio.


With all the essential information to get walking: detailed maps, altimetries, the description of the route stepby- step, the official alternative routes, where to stay the night and places to visit.

A guide for everyone: pilgrims, trekkers, travellers and those who want to test themselves, even if just for short stretches, along one of the most famous itineraries in Europe.

Roberta Ferraris is an author, nature illustrator and environmental trekking guide (particularly along the Via Francigena, between Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Lazio). With Terre di mezzo Editore she has published, among others, Guida alla Via Francigena in bicicletta, Sardegna a piedi, Gli eremi di Celestino V.

Luciano Callegari, a walker of long standing, is the creator of the website He has published A Santiago lungo il Cammino del Nord and Guida al Cammino di Santiago per tutti.

Simone Frignani loves to go walking or pedalling along the trails and dirt paths of Italy, planning and mapping out new walks. He has published La Via Romea Germanica, Il Cammino di San Benedetto and Italia coast to coast.

Have a look at one stage:

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13 thoughts on “The Via Francigena

  1. Do you send The Via Francigena (in English) to Australia? We are planning a trip later in the year and would love to get a copy of this book?
    Thank you in advance

  2. Good evening,

    Fantastic that you send to Australia. Do you have any idea when the book will be in stock again?

    Kind regards,

  3. hello, How long would it take to get the guide and credentials to the USA? Also, Is there a guide to the route from Rome to Brindisi?
    Thank you.

  4. We are planning to go from Gran San Bernardo to Rome starting August 16th and finish around early/mid November 2019.
    Are there still accommodation available around that time.

    We were also thinking we might bring our dog. How is the accommodation with regard to being dog friendly.

  5. Good morning Olive
    on the Via Francigena you should not find problems with hospitality during that time. Instead for the dog I think it is important to warn before, it is usually not a problem and many people take it, but you never know.

    1. when during 2020 will it be published, please? Planning on walking from Canterbury to Rome starting late May 2020. Thanks!

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