OVERVIEW

The St Francis Way, also called Camino di Francesco or Via Francigena di San Francesco, is a walking trail inspired by the life of St Francis of Assisi. St. Francis abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. The St Francis Way takes an ancient Roman road between Florence and Rome following in the footsteps of Saint Francis across stunning and peaceful countryside, passing important Franciscan sites such as Assisi and Rieti, in Umbria. The Camino di Francesco or St Francis Way finishes at the Vatican and has been followed by many pilgrims inspired by the life St Francis of Assisi.

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  • Follow in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi
  • Walk through medieval towns and villages
  • Visit Franciscan sites; La Verna sanctuary, Assisi & the Rieti Valley
STAR FEATURES
  • an authentic spiritual journey
  • Climb to la Cappella degli Uccelli
  • Walk through stunning and peaceful countryside
  • Assisi is the birthplace & final resting place of St Francis
  • Meet international pilgrims
  • Challenging route recommended only for experienced walkers
  • Receive your pilgrim credentials
  • Stop in Citerna, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
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Location

St Francis Way, Umbria, Italy

Walk through the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, untouched by the outside world. Italy’s green heart, Umbria is a land unto itself, the only Italian region that borders neither the sea nor another country. An area with excellent truffles, hearty wine and delicious home cured meats.

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