The Saint Francis Trail is a unique way to discover the beauty of Central Italy. It is an itinerary linking some of the places that testify of the life and preaching of the Saint of Assisi.
Following the story of the “poor man of Assisi” we will slowly walk along his steps from Tuscany to Rome through La Verna, Gubbio, Assisi, Rieti and many other wonderful places that he crossed during his life. This is a wonderful walking journey in Italian history, unspoiled nature and wonderful landascapes.
The first leg of this itinerary will take you from the heart of Renaissance, Florence, to the Casentino wood through La Verna, one of the most mystic places in the life of Saint’'Francis
On the steps of Saint Francis
Arrival in Florence. Time to discover the beauty of this fantastic town, home of the Renaissance. Overnight in a centrally located hotel. (it is also possible to extend the stay in Florence including extra nights).
Florence – Pontassieve
Today you will start your journey to Sansepolcro. This first part of the trail is in Florence as far as Pontassieve.
Total 22km, +425 m / -375 m.
Pontassieve – Consuma
After breakfast you will start your hike to the Apennines. First stop is Consuma Pass.
Total 21km, +1217 m / -293 m
Consuma - Stia
After breakfast you will start your hike to Stia. Stia is a very nice little town on the mountains of the Casentino Forest and has a long tradition in the production of a typical cloths made of wool. Accommodation in Hotel.
Total 16km, +285 m / -841 m
Stia - Badia Prataglia
After breakfast you will start your hike to Badia Prataglia, always in the beauty of this ageless forset. Arrival in your hotel in Badia Prataglia, a peaceful holyday destination, and relax to enjoy the silence of mountains.
Total 21km, +1589 m / -1182 m
Badia Prataglia – La Verna
After breakfast departure to La Verna. La Verna preserves a very famous monatsery that was built where Saint Francis received his stigmatas. Accommodation in Hotel and time to visit the monastery and the friars pharmacy.
Total 17 km, +1034m / -746 m
La Verna - Pieve Santo Stefano
After breakfast departure to Pieve Santo Stefano, situated at the beginning of the Tiber Valley.
Total 20km, +445 m / -855 m
Pieve Santo Stefano – Sansepolcro
The last leg of the itinerary will take you to Sansepolcro. Accommodation in hotel and time to relax.
Total 24km, +180 m / -840 m.
Departure after breakfast.
Accomodation: In a 3 or 4 star Hotel according to your needs and to the season; half board basis suggested
Food: 8 breakfast, 8 dinners in Hotel with welcome drink on day of arrival.
8 overnights as above described in different kind of accommodations in double or single room with private bathroom (it is possible to choose among different level of accommodations where available), breakfast in the morning,
luggage transfer from one accommodation to the following one,
maps and itinerary description, assistance.
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE
city tax, lunch, beverages, dinners, hiking guide expert in the history of saint Francis and renaissance painters ( on request and with supplement – it is also possible to reserve the guide only in some days or itineraries), sanitary insurance ( with supplement), transfer on arrival and departure.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY. EXTENTION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM
AIRPORT TO HOTEL OR FROM HOTEL TO AIRPORT ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR AN ENGLISH SPEAKING HIKING GUIDE ON REQUEST
DISCOUNT FOR NO LUGGAGE TRANSFER SERVICE IS POSSIBLE AND IS ON REQUEST