The Way of Saint Francis is a fantastic trail 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 discover the beauty of this land, 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 journey in Italian History, unspoiled nature and wonderful landascapes.
Maybe the most beautiful leg of the whole itinerary! From Unesco Protected Assisi to Rieti through the most beautiful of Umbria Landscapes rich with olive groves, vineyards, steep mountains and hidyllic lakes! This is the unspoiled umbria Countryside that will capture your heart!
Saint Francis Way:
Assisi - Rieti
Arrival in Assisi and time at leisure to explore this precious gem of Italy. Accommodation in Hotel and overnight
Assisi - Foligno
After breakfast departure for the hike Assisi to Foligno. 22km, +625 m / -845 m. Arrival in Foligno and time to discover the wonderful Palazzo Trinci and the center of old town. Accommodation in Hotel, overnight. Total 22km, +625 m / -845 m.
Foligno - Castello di Campello
After breakfast departure from the hike Foligno to Campello along the famous olive grove trail, on the hills overlooking the valley and dominated by many castles and old hamlets. Overnight in Castello di Campello.
Total 22km, +214 m / -220 m.
Castello di Campello - Spoleto
Breakfast . Start of the walking tour from Spoleto, the beautiful capital town of the Longobards. Arrival and time at leisure to discover the roman Aqueduct (Bridge of towers), the cathedral and fortress of Albornoz that dominates the town.
Total 19km, +545 m / -415 m.
Spoleto - Ceselli
Breakfast and departure from Spoleto to Ceselli, walking on the beautiful mountains around Spoleto. Total 16 km, +1140 m / -1220m.
Ceselli - Arrone
Breakfast and departure for the leg from Ceselli to Arrone, along the Nera River. Today you will walk on the valley close to Marmore Falls and the river with fantastic views and a very beautiful countryside.
Total 16 km, +470m / -500 m.
Arrone - Piediluco
Breakfast and departure from Arrone to Piediluco, situated on the lake shores. It is an idyllic place nestled on the smooth mountains between Umbria and Lazio, ideal place for hiking
Total 13km, +500 m / -345 m
Piediluco - Poggio Bustone
After breakfast departure from Piediluco to Poggio Bustone, a very panoramic place overlooking the valley of Rieti. This steep little town is a fantastic place to discover what an old “borgo” is!
Total 22km, +1205 m / -890 m.
Poggio Bustone - Rieti
Last leg of this walking tour in Umbria aon the footsteps of saint Francis. Arrival in Rieti, a nice little town of Lazio on the river Velino. Arrival and accommodation in Hotel.
Total 17km, +90 m / -415 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: 9 breakfast, 9 dinners in Hotel with welcome drink on day of arrival.
9 overnights as above described in different kind of accommodations in double or single room with private bathroom, breakfast in the morning,
luggage transfer from one accommodation to the following,
assistance, pilgrim passport
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE
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 NOT TRANSPORTING LUGGAGE IS POSSIBLE AND IS ON REQUEST