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Part 3: Florence - Rome

Description
This part of the route takes you through the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside to Rome. The guide serves as a route to Rome as well as a guide for making several delightful trips around Tuscany and Umbria. The main route to Rome joins part 2 in San Gimignano and follows the new Via Francigena cycle paths to Siena. The Via Francigena is one of the ancient pilgrim routes to Rome and we’ve included much of it in the guide. You can also follow this route from Florence to Siena. The main route runs through the beautiful hills of Le Crete towards the Chiana valley. This is a lovely cycle path, but for those looking for better views there are also a few small unpaved roads going to Chiusi and then on to Orvieto. From Orvieto there are two roads to Soriano running around the flanks of Monte Cimino, an extinct volcano. Villages sit atop the tuff stone hills and this is also where the exotic Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo is located. Caprarola, with its sumptuous Villa Farnese, lies further round the extinct volcano. The route then descends towards the undulating countryside around Rome and eventually continues along the cycle path beside the river Tiber all the way into the Eternal City.

In addition to the main route, the guide also includes a number of side routes through Umbria that follow cycle paths around Lago Trasimeno and then on to some small roads that eventually lead to Assisi. After Assisi the route goes through the central valley in Umbria over a beautiful cycle path to the very attractive Spoleto. Leaving Spoleto you can either cycle through the hills of southern Umbria back to Orvieto, or continue southwards towards Rome.

In the western part of Tuscany the cycle route goes from Florence to Lucca, Pisa and Livorno. From Pisa you cycle through Volterra and on to the famous San Gimignano in order to get to Siena.

Pisa airport is easily accessible on this route. The route along Lago Trasimeno also goes through Tuoro where you can pick up the cycle buses that head north to the Netherlands.

The routes given in this guide from Vinci, Florence and Pisa to Rome are described in both directions. The Via Francigena and the route through Umbria are only described in one direction, i.e., north to south.


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General information
Edition/Year of publication: 4th edition, 2016
Language: English
Distance: 350 km + 750 km side routes
Detailed Maps: 57, scale 1:60,000 - 1:150,000
City Maps: 14, scale varies
Traffic-free kilometres: 100 km
Difficulty rating: There are both easy routes and more strenuous climbs in Tuscany. Each route has a detailed route profile. The route through Umbria is the easiest.

GPS available: Download GPS-tracks


Map samples
Sample pages with detailed maps and height profiles



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