On foot through the heart of Italy

 A brief walking trip through a stunning landscape with so much to discover and enjoy, including forests, fields and water birds. We explore an area on the border between Umbria and Le Marche, the Regional Park of Colfiorito, which is a treasure trove of history, nature and biodiversity.   

 

DAY-BY-DAY  ITINERARY

Day 1 Nature, Water and Archaeology. Difficulty level, easy.   Distance, 10kms.,    Elevation gain,  400mts.

Day 2  The Enchanting Scurosa Valley Difficulty level, medium.   Distance, 12kms.,    Elevation gain,  600mts.

Day 3  Around and through the  Marshlands. Difficulty level, easy.   Distance, 10kms.,    Elevation gain,  400mts.

Day 1 Nature, Water and Archaeology.

 We start with a circuit of the Colfiorito high plains which offers wonderful views of this and the other surrounding mountain plains. During the walk you can see ancient fortresses, marshland birds and amazing views.  The conclusion of the walk takes us to the Colfiorito Archaeological  Museum which houses many remains from the 9th century A.C. 

Day 2  The Enchanting Scurosa Valley.

On the Le Marche side of Mount Pennino, with its imposing  height of 1570 mts, we trek along its foothills, immersed in the surrounding beauty. We are in a solitary, unspoiled landscape of beech forests and mountain streams,  with the only signs of humans being the  remains of charcoal pits.     

Day 3  Around and through the  Marshlands.

The day begins with a visit to the headquarters of the Colfiorito Park and its Natural HistoryMuseum*, after which we begin the loop trek  that takes us along the “Via Lauretana”, an ancient road linked to the ritual of the sacred remains of the Saint Casa di Maria of Loreto and which connects Assisi with Loreto.

INFORMATION  The nearest train station is in Foligno. From Foligno to Colfiorito is 15 minutes driving. Travelling from/to Foligno by train, it is very accessible from/to Rom or from/to Florence.

BASIC SERVICES  Luggage transfer, roads notes and maps, local support, Brochure (information about restaurants, monuments...)

EXTRA SERVICES  Personal guide; Booking  hotels, local food tasting,  GPS to  rent including tracks