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Via di Francesco - St Francis' Way - Roman Way from La Verna to Roma

Stage 20A - alternative route to Farfa

From Ponticelli di Scandriglia to Acquaviva di Nerola, with a visit to Farfa Abbey.

This long detour allows you to explore and take a break at the gorgeous Benedictine Abbey of Farfa.
Ponticelli di Scandriglia
Acquaviva di Nerola
26,265 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 820
Loss of altitude
- 1.100
tarmac-dirt road
Road Sign
yes (vertical and horizontal yellow-blue signs)
Travel time
10 hours
Water sources
Resting areas
Degree of difficulty
This alternative route gives you the opportunity to discover the abbey of Farfa, one of the most important Benedictine abbeys in Central Italy. From Ponticelli di Scandriglia you return along the route you covered the previous day in order to reach the junction (approximately 5 km from Ponticelli) directing you to the abbey of Farfa. The journey to the abbey has various uphill and downhill stretches, but these are never challenging. As you walk, you will come across a unique building called "I massacci", built over a 2nd-century tomb. The route intersects the ancient "Salaria" consular road. At the end of the downhill stretch, you will reach the abbey of Farfa (22 km). You can decide (and it is advisable) to sleep in the area, so that you can take the opportunity to visit this place of art and silence. From the abbey, the route continues uphill with a significant slope. You will walk through the localities of Fara in Sabina, Montegrottone, Canneto and Corese Terra until you reach the district of Acquaviva in the municipality of Nerola. From here, the alternative route joins the main route.
What you should know before departure
There are water fountains in the residential areas. Remember to fill your water bottle with at least 1.5 litres of water in the summer.
Intermediate stages
There are resting areas where you can stop and take a regenerative break or find accommodation and shorten this leg of the journey.
The detour is a great chance to visit and explore Farfa Abbey.
We recommend that you have the maps of the trail with you. Simplified maps can be downloaded by clicking on the online map.
Information (e.g. how to get there using public transport)
Territorial Tourist Office of Rieti
Address: Via Cintia, 87 Rieti
Phone: 0746 264106/8/0
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Stage 20

From Ponticelli to Monterotondo

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Alternative route to Farfa

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