|Roman Roads & Orvieto|
Walk from the papal city of Viterbo to magnificently situated Orvieto • Fascinating volcanic landscape of blue hills, fertile plateaux and thermal springs (where you can bathe) • Ancient Etruscan and Roman roads and lanes, with 2000-year-old paving • Wide blue waters of Lake Bolsena, Italy’s third largest lake • Orvieto, with its frescoed cathedral and legacy from ancient civilisations
|Roman Roads & Orvieto:|| Itinerary
Walk (or bus) to Bagnaia to see the Villa Lante
Gardens. (5.2 miles, 2 hrs 30).
You can extend your holiday in Orvieto or Rome.
Roads & Orvieto:
Roads & Orvieto:
Walking: volcanic ash paths, farm tracks, Roman and Etruscan roads,
occasional mule and forest paths and (near towns) stretches of asphalt.
When to go
Start any day from 01 Apr to 24 Oct
**Viterbo: walled city. Piazza San Lorenzo, Papal Palace, church of Santa Maria Nuova. Fine medieval contrada of San Pellegrino.
**Bagnaia - Villa Lante Gardens: Vignola's Renaissance masterpiece using the natural flow of water, at their best in summer. (Closed Mondays).
**Roman Roads: paved sections of the Cassia Antica, lined with pink cyclamen in autumn.
* Isola Di Bisentina: Idyllic island with church by Antonio Sangallo the Younger (Il Giovane). Accessible by fast motor launch service.
Flights & Transport
Recommended Destination Airport: Rome
There is a shuttle from Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports to the Central Stations (Termini, Tiburtina and Ostiense) from where the last train to Viterbo leaves at approx 21.30. On the return, Orvieto is on the main Milan–Florence– Rome line, so there are frequent express trains (Rome Termini station, 1 hour 10 mins). Public transport on route: start and end of each stage is accessible by public transport daily.
No. of nights with half board (dinner included):0
Cycle hire: £60 / $108
Shortest / Longest days walk: 2.5 / 6 hrs