Walking following the Saint Francis route

A wonderful 8 days walking tour, to visit the most important towns of Umbria and the most important franciscans place, walking in the silence and in the nature

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 Indipendent  travel and arrival in Assisi. Meeting with the company for description of tour and organization.

Day 2 Assisi-Spello (km 12, ascent 250m)

Day 3 Spello-Foligno (km 12 flat)

Day 4 Foligno-Trevi (km 13, ascent 260m)

Day 5 Trevi-Campello sul Clitunno (km 12, ascent 430m)

Day 6 Campello sul Clituno-Spoleto (km 15, ascent 500m)

Day 7 Spoleto lop tour (km7, ascent 250m)

Day 8 Departure

DESCRIPTION

Day 1 Assisi-Spello

In the first day  you are walking along the "Via degli ulivi" (Olives oil tress street) this is a special narrow road, with amazing views on the Valle Umbra.  Spello is a little town situated on a spur of Mount Subasio  with its neighbouring cities, is surely the one which preserves the greatest number of monuments testifying to the Roman era

Day 2 Spello-Foligno

An easy route on the flat bottom of the valley on country roads up to the outskirts and into the centre of Foligno this is one of the very few Umbrian cities built in the plain!

There are beautiful “piazze” (squares) and historic buildings. The most important part is Piazza della Repubblica with its elongated shape, is the junction of four streets at the corners was planned according to the lay-out popular in the 12th and the 13th centuries for many Umbrian town squares. There there are the Cathedral, erected between 1262 and 1265, the Pretorio Palace, the Orfini Palace (1515) and the Trinci Palace, which preserves traces of the original beautiful decorations and some rooms with valuable frescoes, look down on the square

Day 3 Foligno-Trevi

Today you will start your St Francis going towards San’Eraclio  then on a country road surrounded by olive trees, a little above the valley, on your way to the village of Matigge. You will pass quaint little villages and churches before taking a short steep trail up to the convent of San Martino and the panoramic road taking to the beautiful medieval town of Trevi (410m)

Day 4 Trevi-Campello sul Clitunno
You are leaving Trevi going dow and passing the convent of Madonna delle Lacrime (there is an important fresco painted by Perugino) and the church of Croce di Bovara. Over the flanks of Mount  you will head to an isolated Franciscan chapel (520m) overlooking Borgo San Benedetto. For the last part of the day, you will take a solitary mountain road among olive groves on your way to Castello di Campello (480m). From this village you are walking to arrive at Fonti del Clitunno areatowards your hotel.

Day 5 Campello sul Clitunno-Spoleto

From the Fonti del Clitunno you will continue your journey on the St Francis Way. Walking along secondary roads in the countryside you will arrive to the elegant village of Poreta  and up to its castle . Walking up and down over the countryside, between the valley and the mountains, you will pass Bazzano Superiore (570m), Bazzano Inferiore (360m) and Eggi (350m), at the extreme corner of the Valle Spoletana. At the end of tour you are arriving in Spoleto (390m) where you could visit its beautiful cathedral and others monuments.

Day  7  Spoleto urban trekking

This is a special day dedicated to Spoleto. This is a very old and important town. From the hight part of the center you can ride along the "Via dei condotti" a beautiful route to walk in the nature and in the silence.

Day  8

Departure

INFORMATION  Travelling to Assisi and from Spoleto 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, wine and oil tasting, pic nic lunch, GPS to  rent including tracks