Via Francigena in the South

Leg 01 - From Roma to Castel Gandolfo

Via Appia. The first leg of the Via Francigena in the South is perhaps the most exciting of the whole route: we walk through history, touching some of the most famous monuments in the world before coming out onto the Via Appia Antica and plunging into a unique landscape.

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Leg 02 - From Castel Gandolfo to Albano Laziale

Via Appia. Leaving the Pontifical Palace and the historic center of Castel Gandolfo behind, we walk entirely along the Via Pio XI and Via Galleria di Sopra, maintaining on the left side a splendid view of Lake Albano and the surrounding woods. At the Roman Amphitheater, go down to the right towards the center of Albano Laziale.

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Leg 03 - From Velletri to Cori

Via Appia. Leaving Albano Laziale, we enter a dense wooded area that runs along Lake Albano, here and there on the path emerge ancient remains, presumably canalizations in opus reticulatum (diamond-shaped bricks of tuff),

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Leg 04 - From Velletri to Cori

Via Appia. We leave Velletri and walk along Via Ferruccio Parri and Via delle Corti. Leaving the town, we go towards Via di Cori and SP3,

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Leg 05 - From Cori to Norma

Via Appia. We leave Cori crossing Piazza Ninfina and taking Via delle Case, then we find ourselves crossing a quiet lane between hills and grazing animals for about 3 km.

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Leg 06 - From Norma to Sermoneta

Via Appia. We leave Norma, descending from the hill where the town is located, using an ancient paved path.

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Leg 07 - From Sermoneta to Sezze

Via Appia. We leave the historic center of Sermoneta, and continue for 4 km on Via San Francesco, then we take a dirt road that will lead us to the hills - beautiful landscapes covered with sunflowers with grazing cattle herds around.

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Leg 08 - From Sezze to Priverno

Via Appia. We leave the center of Sezze and take a dirt road that runs along the mountain slopes, where we can contemplate the landscape of the plains of Latina province up to the Tyrrhenian coast.

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Leg 09 - From Priverno to Sonnino

We leave the town of Priverno on Via Crocifisso, immediately take a path that runs along the canal and continue for the next 6 km to the majestic abbey of Fossanova, visible from far away.

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Leg 10 - From Sonnino to Monte San Biagio

We leave the charming village of Sonnino coming out on Via San Marco and immediately take a path that will lead us for the next 8 km through enchanting mountain landscapes, forests and untouched nature, until arriving to the town of Vetica. We then walk along a well paved road immersed in the woods, skirting the villages of urban communities of Campo Marinello and San Vito, climbing up to Monte San Biagio, the end of our stage.

Critical points: There are no critical issues along the way

Services: Water supply points are present only towards the end of the stage. Hospitality and other services are present at departure and arrival points.

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Leg 11 - From Monte San Biagio to Itri

We leave the center of Monte San Biagio and descend towards the Monastero San Magno, an ancient monastic center dating back to the 6th century.

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Leg 12 - From Itri to Formia

We leave Itri along a stretch of SP 105 and then climb to Contrada Capanaro that will lead us to the top of the mountain which dominates the coast of Formia and Gaeta.

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Leg 13 - From Formia to Ponte Garigliano (Minturno)

We leave Formia and walk along the beautiful coastal road.

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