Distance Walked: 22km
Time Walking: 7 hours (with 2 luxuriously long breaks)
Out of our 18 days spent walking so far, today’s hike was unquestionably the most diverse and stunning. Majestic woods, a little church (as well as houses) made of tufa blocks, hazelnut plantations, Roman tombs, a medieval bell tower, the quaint village of Capranica, imposing town walls and a rather long and intense jungle-like trek…this walk had it all! If doing a single-day hike on the Via Francigena, this is one that I would highly recommend.
Almost two hours into today’s walk, long after leaving Vetralla, Richard and I were surprised to see a highway sign announcing that we were back in Vetralla. As if today’s trail did not provide enough diversion on its own, we took our lives in our hands, braved walking in speeding traffic on a shoulderless highway (600 meters) and took a detour to a lovely cafe that sold iced coffee. What a gal won’t do for a frosty cappuccino!
BB II Seminaro, Piazza Del Comune 37
Cost: 30 euros per person, private room with en-suite bathroom and breakfast.
Awesome location in the Old Town Square.