There are 7 stages in Lazio, from 40 to 46, as well as stage 39 (Orvieto-Lubriano-Civita Bagnoregio, half way between Umbria and Lazio). In Montefiascone, the route indicated by Monaco Alberto means that the Via Romea Germanica overlaps the route of the Via Francigena. Therefore, the two different signs can also be found overlapping.
Stage 39 – Orvieto-Lubriano-Civita Bagnoregio. – The path of the Via Romea towards Rome starts from Orvieto to reach Porano and then Lubriano and Civita Bagnoregio. From there we will then go to Montefiascone where the Via Romea Germanica joins the Via Francigena.
You can leave Orvieto through Porta Romana and go towards the Arcone. From there on a nice climb, with a cobblestone ground, you arrive at the Capuchin convent and continue up to a flat stretch. Orvieto gives a good show of itself from above; nearby there are Etruscan tombs. Climb up to Castel Rubello and then arrive in Porano. Once in front of the Rubello Castle, it is worth entering and crossing its internal courtyards to admire the medieval architectural structure, as well as the historic center of Porano with its imposing tuff walls. From Porano you enter Lazio through a track in the middle of a countryside in an environmentally suggestive plateau, in the greatest tranquility; then once in Lubriano, you can admire the church and the historic center. It is located on the slopes of a very deep ravine; on the other side of the calanco is Civita Bagnoregio. To go to Civita Bagnoregio, before starting, it is necessary to inquire about the state of the path that descends. Civita is on an ancient tuff spur very similar to the one where Lubriano stands. This is the most fascinating and well-traced path over time, but it is not always passable due to the continuous landslides. In this case, it is necessary to be accompanied by a local guide, under penalty of renouncing the descent and relative ascent to Civita. In this case you have to take the provincial road, asphalted, starting from the Town Hall of Lubriano.
Porano: Town surrounded by medieval walls, it has a parish church with some frescoes of great artistic value, including an Annunciation from the 15th century and a marble stoup from the early 17th century. The center includes some valuable residential buildings. In particular, Villa del Corgnolo (also called del Cornaro or Corniolo) is immersed in one of the most important historical parks in Umbria.
Castel Rubello: (castrum bellum): It was a sacred place to the Etruscans; the Romans built a military camp on it. News of the castle’s existence also dates back to 1342 (when it was in the possession of the Monaldeschi family who, in fact, repaired there in 1345 before returning to the city of Orvieto of which they had been the Lords.
Lubriano: it is the first town in Lazio you meet, in the province of Viterbo, located on the green and lush hills that border with Umbria. The town stretches longitudinally on a high tufaceous promontory that extends into the magnificent and lunar landscape of the Valle dei Calanchi, in a hilly area, between the Tiber valley to the east, and Lake Bolsena to the west. The altitude of its territory is between 581 and 165 m.a.s.l. The whole south side of the municipal area overlooks the Calanchi valley, where the ditch of Lubriano marks the natural border with the municipality of Bagnoregio. A dense network of roads connected the Lubrian territory to the fords and river ports of the Tiber, which flows only about ten kilometers to the east, and then to Rome. The territory saw the domination of the Goths; here the greek-gothic war raged between the Goths and the Byzantines. The Lubrianese coat of arms depicts San Procolo leaning against an oak holding a shepherd’s rod in his right hand and a three-towered castle in his left, a sign of protection over the town. To see: Church of the Madonna SS. del Poggio, Palazzo Bourbon del Monte formerly Monaldeschi, Monaldeschi’s Tower, Sun Tower, Fountain of the “Pucciotta”, Castle of Seppie.