Die «Via Francigena» ist einer der 3 christlichen Pilgerwege des Mittelalters, dessen Hauptachse von Canterbury in England nach Rom führt. Diese Dokumentation umfasst vorerst den Abschnitt von Pontarlier nach Rom.
Acquapendente - San Lorenzo Nuovo - B&B Lago di Bolsena - Basilica Santa Christina - Bolsena
San Lorenzo Nuovo is the only major village we encounter on our way today. Its name reflects that during the 18th century, inhabitants of the former San Lorenzo Vecchio had been resettled here. Probably, the great view we have from this new place on the lake had not been the key reason for this transfer.
Our destination Bolsena is located on the north-eastern beach of the lake. This place has a rich history including resettlements at roman times. Wonders, catacombs and the roman cathedral Santa Christina in which one of these wonders had happened resulting later on in the introduction of the holiday «Corpus Christi» by the Pope Urban IV. This impressive list will give you some ideas for local personal research on these topics.
The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.