89 – (ITA STAGE 41) – Montefiascone – Viterbo

Place of Departure MONTEFIASCONE
Place of Arrival VITERBO
Length – KM
Nation of the route Italy
Region Lazio
Uphill Gap
Downhill Gap
CAI (Diff. Escurs.) E
Praticability Foot


Stage 41Montefiascone-Viterbo. From Montefiascone, after the “Monument to the Pilgrim” another not long stage starts, through the paving of the Cassia, the paths and routes among the hills. Viterbo, the “City of Popes”, welcomes with its charm. There are country lanes with parts in paving; you also pass through the Baths of Bagnaccio before reaching the Palazzo dei Papi in Viterbo

41 – Points of Interest

The Via Cassia is an ancient Roman consular road that connected Rome with Etruria. Built starting from the 3rd or 2nd century BC, it initially reached Chiusi; then it was extended up to Cortona, Arezzo and subsequently, towards the Tyrrhenian coast. The route is made up of numerous variants that have overlapped over the centuries. In the Middle Ages its first sixty-four miles – from Rome (Ponte Milvio) to Bolsena coincided with a stretch of the Via Francigena and the Via Romea Germanica. The Cassia then crossed the territory of Veio, Sutri and Vetralla. Continuing in southern Etruria (Tuscia), it reached Viterbo, Montefiascone, Orvieto

Viterbo. The name of Viterbo comes from the Latin Vetus Urbs, meaning “Old Town”. It is essentially a medieval center surrounded by walls dating back to 1095, with two main gates (Florentine and Roman). There are archaeological and thermal areas (Bullicame, sulphurous water). Worth mentioning is Ferento, an archaeological site on the Teverina road and the Roman theater. The University of Tuscia is based there. Viterbo is known as the “City of Popes”: in the thirteenth century it was in fact the papal seat and for about 24 years. The Papal Palace hosted or were elected various Popes. Also noteworthy is the Palazzo dei Priori. The necropolis of Castel d’Asso is an archaeological site that collects Etruscan tombs, probably dating back to the 4th-2nd century BC. Worth noting: Cathedral of San Lorenzo, next to the Palazzo dei Papi; the medieval quarter of San Pellegrino, the Church of Santa Maria Nuova, one of the oldest in the city.

 National Etruscan Museum of Rocca Albornoz.  Located in an elegant architectural setting, it preserves finds of extreme beauty but above all of considerable scientific / archaeological value.

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

How to arrive

Roma-Ciampino airport (www. > shuttle from Ciampino to Termini FS Railway Station; Roma-Fiumicino airport (www. > shuttle from Fiumicino FS Railway Station to Termini FS Railway Station TRAIN – Termini FS Railway Station – Montefiascone FS Railway Station (  

Where to eat

Typical Dishes = Gambero Rosso Typical Dishes = Buonissimo Typical Dishes = Tuscia Gastronomia  
Coop Cardinal Salotti – 01027 MONTEFIASCONE-VT      
Sigma Via O.Borghesi – 01027 MONTEFIASCONE-VT      

Bike Service

Ranaldi Moto e Cicli Via Garbini,66 – 01100 VITERBO 0761-346626/340865    
Tomi Biciclette Viale F.Baracca,7 – 01100 VITERBO 0761-305223    
Tomi Biciclette Via G.Fontecedro,10 – 01100 VITERBO 0761-220169    


Horse Club Podere dell’Arco Strada Signorino,3 – 01100 VITERBO 373-8185946 / 393-9773079

Pilgrim Service

Pietro Labate – Authorized Guide Via delle Monache, 3 – 01100 VITERBO 349-4409855
Luggage Transport Via del Castro Pretorio, 32 –  ROMA 366-2676760
VITERBO Ufficio Turistico Comunale Via Ascenzi, 4 – 01100 VITERBO 0761 325992

Photos fom the Track