The Paths in Umbria: Auspicious of the paths for mountains and valleys, Umbria with its silence and its sounds, and light has rooted in itself the fullness of pilgrimage and walk on foot. One way to reach Assisi on the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi starting from North – La Verna – or from South – Greccio – or to Assisi and then Rome: this is the Via San Francesco.
Some stages of the route: Città di Castello, Pietralunga, Gubbio, Valfabbrica, Assisi, Foligno, Trevi, Spoleto, Arrone to Rome. In this way you see a Saint Francis in a still existing model of coexistence between man and creation, it is a style of travel in the spirit of pilgrims, based on respect for nature, art, history and traditions. The St. Francis Way can also be reached by bicycle, divided into 16 stages for a total of 296 km.
What to See and What to Do
In medieval towns, not far from the solitary shelters, on the roads to the meeting point between plain and mountain, in a landscape of trees, rocks and rivers, Francis of Assisi revealed to the world his evangelical message of love for nature and his creatures. The Basilica of San Francesco is the goal of the journey, but the Via is a journey into the history of Italy, discovering the ancient past that is preserved in the museums, palaces and squares of Umbrian historical centers.
Along the St Francis Street you will meet the Umbrian people who prefer life in small communities, which preserve a healthy land rich in history and flavors.
Credential is the travel document that accompanies the pilgrim on its journey and serves to distinguish it from other travelers. On it, at each stage, dates and stamps of places of hospitality are issued, issued by a religious authority.