Day Trip: Hiking the Two Lakes


Day Trip: Hiking the Two Lakes

Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Duration: All day

Participation fee: € 75

Pre-departure mandatory meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 1 PM in F.G.3

Last day to register and pay: Friday,  Feb. 3rd by 5:00 pm

Last day to withdraw from activity and get your refund: Sunday, Feb. 5th by 5:00 pm

Last day to complete the switch: by Monday, Feb. 6th by 5:00 pm

Mandatory requirements:

  • Students must be 18 years old or older to participate in the activity.
  • Basic Physical Examination 

No Show/Late Cancelation fee: € 75


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IMPORTANT NOTICE: for COVID-19 reasons, please keep in mind that all JCU Student Services sponsored trips and outdoor activities might be subject to change.


Discover with us an Ancient Roman path! 

In the Middle Ages, Via Francigena was the major pilgrimage route running from France to Rome and Apulia. The Via Francigena was not a single main road like a classical stone block Roman road but comprised several routes that developed over the centuries as trade and pilgrimage changed.  

Today some pilgrims travel on foot, on horseback, or by bicycle on the Via Francigena. We will walk from Lago di Albano to Lago di Nemi, for a total distance of 7km passing through the “Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani”. 




  • Meeting at Termini Station at 7:55 am, Train to Albano at 8.20am. 

  • We will get ready for the hike as soon as we arrive at the starting point of the path 

  • After a lunch break at a local Restaurant in Nemi, we will have some free time at the gorgeous village.

  • Hike down to the lake and have free time or the visit of the navy museum.
  • We will then get on the private bus to be back in Rome around 6:30 pm. 




  • Roundtrip transportation 

  • Lunch at the Restaurant 

  • Helpful and knowledgeable guides and chaperones 



This is an easy excursion, with a degree of difficulty E CAI, with a low gain altitude, adapted for anyone who likes hiking in the woods. This hiking path has historical origins and is part of the Southern part of the Francigena Route, the ancient Roman path originally connecting France to Apulia region in Italy.


  • Elevation Gain: 507 m (about 1663.39 ft) 

  • Max elevation: 630 m (about 629.99 ft) 

  • Min elevation: 283 m (about 928.4 ft) 

  • Type of path: linear 

  • Path length: 15 km (about 12.4274 miles) 

  • Hiking duration: 5 hours 

  • Level: Easy/Moderate - A hike that is suitable for anyone who enjoys walking. Mostly level or with a slight incline.


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**Per JCU Policy, all school sponsored activities are alcohol free.