Canterbury to Rome

Galloglaigh

Active Member
It's not a crazy idea. If you want some information there are plenty people here.

Or over here, Kazrobbo from Tasmania is in her final few days.

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/cisa-pass-oblivion-bella-tuscany--i-do-love-to-be-beside-the-seaside-.62520/

Or have a look at this Facebook group where there are daily updates plus pics of the route.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/19899007360/

Timing though is everything as there are two choke points. The first is the snow over the GSB pass which doesn't officially open until this week/mid-June. The second is the heat in Italy if you are there in July/August.

You've the option of shorter stages such as starting in Aosta and just doing Italy. Or starting in Lucca which is very popular or just doing the final 100km from Montefiascone (but coming from Oz to do that ....).
 

Jennyreeve

Member
Welcome Sandra. My husband and I are also doing the Via Francigena from next April....probably starting the last week of April 2020. We are starting from our home near Lewes, so will take us approx 3-4 days to reach Canterbury. You never know, we may cross paths at some point along the way.

Very excited
 
Hi
I’m tolling with a crazy idea walking from Canterbury to Rome commencing April 2020. I’ve done both 800kms camino’s .....France and Spain. Need to do long walks .... coming all the way from Australia
I started from Lausanne ended in Rome.
On The Francigena 3 mos but took my time.
The Francigena has a great app with tons of info, lodging etc.
 

mutley234

New Member
If you are crazy Sandra then I am too... I have been thinking about walking it next spring and now it is calling out to me to go... once it calls you there is no point fighting it :)
 

Sandra

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I started from Lausanne ended in Rome.
On The Francigena 3 mos but took my time.
The Francigena has a great app with tons of info, lodging etc.
I’m lucky that I’ll be able to take my time. I’m thinking around 10 weeks. Hopefully, this will allow time to throughly enjoy
 

Sandra

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I’ll be walking in 2020......doing heaps of research , hoping I can complete the whole walk in 90 days
Have a fabulous time
 
I’ll be walking in 2020......doing heaps of research , hoping I can complete the whole walk in 90 days
Have a fabulous time
I’m off from Vermont to Geneva on Sept 11. My second trip, Lausanne to Rome. Not doing France, too expensive.
Will probably cross UK Lake District next year. Then probably get a wheel chair
 

Michellegriff

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Mike and I are going to start in Canterbury end of April too - that’s the latest we can manage in terms of when we get the time. Excited! Will probably walk from London first. Also coming over from Australia. The Schengen visa time limit is a burden but am planning to talk to the German consulate about the 90 day extension that could be available. Maybe we will cross paths.
 

Galloglaigh

Active Member
The Schengen visa time limit is a burden but am planning to talk to the German consulate about the 90 day extension that could be available.
UK is not currently in the Schengen scheme so the 90 days is only for mainland Europe (EU plus Switzerland). 90 days should be enough for those sections.
 

JabbaPapa

Member
The Schengen visa time limit is a burden but am planning to talk to the German consulate about the 90 day extension that could be available.
It's still possible to apply for a full Visa rather than the simplified Schengen one, and given that your country of arrival into the Schengen area would be France, that would be the country to apply to.
 

Michellegriff

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It is possible but certainly not guaranteed. Many do the stint within 90 days but I’d like the flexibility to take longer if I want diversions or get ill and also to spend time in Europe after the walk is done - in france and Germany w friends. I’ve got all the details for various alternatives for long stay visas and extensions and if they don’t pan out I guess we’ll roll with it.
 

Galloglaigh

Active Member
It will be great if you can do it as many non-Europeans would like to linger longer to take in all Europe can offer. Keep us update on your plans.
 

mlritter64

New Member
Hi
I’m tolling with a crazy idea walking from Canterbury to Rome commencing April 2020. I’ve done both 800kms camino’s .....France and Spain. Need to do long walks .... coming all the way from Australia
Sandra, are you interested in partnering for any portion? I would like to do the entire Canterbury to Rome but am nervous about the parts that may not be well way marked. Thanks, Mindy
 

Jennyreeve

Member
Mike and I are going to start in Canterbury end of April too - that’s the latest we can manage in terms of when we get the time. Excited! Will probably walk from London first. Also coming over from Australia. The Schengen visa time limit is a burden but am planning to talk to the German consulate about the 90 day extension that could be available. Maybe we will cross paths.
....you never know, we may meet up too. my husband graham and I are leaving our home in Ringmer, East Sussex UK on 20th April 2020 and walking to Rome.
 

mlritter64

New Member
....you never know, we may meet up too. my husband graham and I are leaving our home in Ringmer, East Sussex UK on 20th April 2020 and walking to Rome.
I hope so, from the way it looks, following people and their 2020 plans, an end of Apr start is the way to go.
 

kstonewalls

New Member
It is possible but certainly not guaranteed. Many do the stint within 90 days but I’d like the flexibility to take longer if I want diversions or get ill and also to spend time in Europe after the walk is done - in france and Germany w friends. I’ve got all the details for various alternatives for long stay visas and extensions and if they don’t pan out I guess we’ll roll with it.
Hi Michelle
We are planning our full VF for 2021, but as Australians we are wondering if there is a way to extend the Schengen visa. We have worked out we could do the European section in 89 days, including rest days. We would prefer to be able to take a more leisurely approach, so we are seeking advice from others about how to extend the 90 day european visa in 180 days, but ending in Italy. How have you gone with this???
 

vihrea

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I’m off from Vermont to Geneva on Sept 11. My second trip, Lausanne to Rome. Not doing France, too expensive.
Will probably cross UK Lake District next year. Then probably get a wheel chair
I'm a Vermonter planning to hike in 2021. May we get together sometime for a cup of coffee?
 
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