87 – (ITA STAGE 39) – Orvieto – Lubriano

Place of Departure ORVIETO
Place of Arrival LUBRIANO
Length – KM
Nation of gthe route Italy
Region Umbria/Lazio
Uphill Gap
620 mt.
Downhill Gap
510 mt.
CAI (Diff. Escurs.) E
Praticability Foot

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.

please, see the Official Guide of the Via Romea Germanica (

Bold type for structures we already used
Red type for structures we have an arrangement (with Credential*)
(*) Prices might change for special situations: please book early and ask for confirmation

How to arrive

From airport (ROMA CIAMPINO, ROMA FIUMICINO) to Roma/Termini FS Railway Station TRAIN – ( Roma FS Railway Station – Orvieto FS Railway Station  

Where to eat

  TYPICAL DISHES = Inorvieto TYPICAL DISHES = Tipicamenteumbria TYPICAL DISHES = Umbriaonline TYPICAL DISHES = Wikipedia-Roman Cuisine
Conad Via Marconi,13 – 05010 PORANO      
Coop Via Tevere,29 – 05018 SFERRACAVALLO      
Lidl Via Ombrone,3 – 05018 ORVIETO      
Sigma Via dei Merciari, Fontanelle Bardano – 05018 ORVIETO      
La Taverna Via Nazionale,1 – 01020 LUBRIANO-VT 0761 1892568    
Palazzo Monaldeschi S. Giobatta, 1 – 01020 LUBRIANO – VT 0761 780641

Where to sleep

B&B La Loggetta Via Roma 33 – 01022 BAGNOREGIO – VT 0761-792328 / 333 6815546
B&B Casa delle Erbe Via Conicchio,30 – 05010 PORANO – TR 333-3857653   Arrangement
B&B A Casa di Anna PiazzaPorta di Valle,10 – 01022-BAGNOREGIO VT 347-0463374 / 333-8723739 / 0761-792930 Arrangement
Il Castello di Sarmugnano Via  S.Spirito,2 – 01024 CASTIGLIONE IN TEVERINA VT 327-7094971; Arrangement
B&b – Da Barbara Via XXV Aprile, 28 – 01020 LUBRIANO -VT 0761-780421    
Palazzo Monaldeschi S. Giobatta, 1 – 01020 LUBRIANO – VT 0761 780641
B&B Antico Molino S.Caterina,18 – 01020 LUBRIANO – VT 339-8249354  

Bike Service

Biciclette Agnese Via A.Diaz,50 – 01022 BAGNOREGIO VT 0761-792611 / 320-2404432    

Pilgrim Sevice

Pietro Labate – Authorized Guide Via delle Monache, 3 – 01100 VITERBO 349-4409855
Associazione ACQUA (guides, museums, archeology) Via Marconi,2 , 05010 PORANO -TR 329-0706607 / 328-5430394 (Pacioni);;;;
Comune di Lubriano – Sindaco Viale I Maggio, 6 –  01020 LUBRIANO 329-3442678


Photos from the track