Via di Francesco ( San Francis Way )
From La Verna to Assisi
The St Francis trail is not a pilgrimage route in the proper sense of the term. As a matter of fact, until a few years ago there were never pilgrims retracing St Francis steps. This trail simply links the places that were important in St Francis life.
Francesco, known for his humble and simple way of life, is nonetheless a revolutionary figure in the history of Christianity; in a time when the Church of Rome was the center of the Papacy’s temporal power – and known to amass huge riches, conspire duplicitous plots and abide corruption, he preached poverty and fraternal love towards every creature of this world.
The example set by St Francis’ life and a message was probably the inspiration for the new Pope to chose to be called Francis I.
You will start in La Verna Monastery, the place where St Francis is supposed to have received the « Stigmatas, » and end in Assisi, where he is burried. Along the way, you will pass several smaller monasteries and abbeys where the Saint stayed while travelling, as well as where legend says he accomplished miracles such as the taming of a ferocious wolf in Gubbio.
> La Verna Monastry
> Sansepolcro & Piero della Francesca
HOW DOES IT WORK:
We transfer your luggage
Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.
We book your hotels
We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels orxb&b or country Inns.
We supply detailed route notes and maps
At your choice, the route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German and GPS maps
From La Verna to Assisi
7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )All breakfast ( dinners on demand )Emergency number 24/7Gps Files AvailableLuggage TransferPilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )Road Book & Maps
11 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )2 Dinners5 Dinner package ( On Request )5 NIGHTS in 3-4 Stars Accommodation6 NIGHTS in 3* / 4* Accommodation8 NIGHTS in 3* / 4* AccommodationWine Tasting in Umbria
Day 1 - La Verna Monastry
Day 2 – La Verna-Pieve Santo Stefano - Km 13
Day 3 – Pieve St Stefano – Pian della Capanna (Germagnano) – Km 25
Day 4 – Pian della Capanna – San Sepolcro – Km 18
Day 5 – Sansepolcro – Monterchi – Km 15
Day 6 – Monterchi – Città di Castello Km 18
Day 7 - Città di Castello – Pietralunga – Km 31 km
Day 8 – Pietralunga – Mocaiana – Km 16 km
Day 9 – Mocaiana – Gubbio – 12km
Day 10 – Gubbio – Castello di Biscina – Km 22
Day 11 – Biscina – Valfabbrica – Km – 18km
Day 12 – Valfabbrica – Assisi – Km 12
Day 13 – Assisi/Assisi – Eremo loop 3 hours
A rest day can be taken either in San Sepolcro, Città di Castello or Gubbio