Viterbo, Piazza del Plebiscito
- Finishing line
Caprarola, Palazzo Farnese
- How to get
Taxi from Viterbo to Caprarola (40/45 minutes)
The “Variante Cimina” of the Via Francigena was used by pilgrims in the Middle Ages, at the time of the incursions of the Normans and the Saracens. Recently it has been completely cleaned up, arranged and the signage has been restored. It rejoins with the main route of the Via Francigena in Sutri.
The Viterbo-Vetralla and Vetralla-Sutri stages are replaced by the Viterbo-Caprarola and Caprarola-Sutri stages.
Since they are not standard steps, if you are interested in following them, you must indicate this in the notes on the booking form or in the information request email.
The first leg of the Variante takes from Viterbo to Caprarola passing through San Martino al Cimino and Punta del Lago, on Lake Vico. The difference in height is medium / high and the stage is quite long (26 km).
The landscapes, however, are really beautiful, there is nothing to do with the traffic of the Via Cassia, and the Natural Reserve of Lake Vico is well equipped and ideal to stop and rest in the middle of the green of its beech (the most beautiful is the beech forest of Monte Venere).