ST FRANCIS WAY – FLORENCE SANSEPOLCRO
FROM € 606,00
St Francis Way – Florence Sansepolcro is an itinerary linking some of the places that testify of the life and preaching of the Saint of Assisi.
SELF GUIDED PROGRAM
9 Days Trip from Florence to Sansepolcro
Distance: 141 km
Difficulty: Average / Intense
Tour Type: Self-guided
Period: from April to October
Departure: any day
The Saint Francis Trail is a unique way to discover the beauty of Central Italy.
Following the story of the “poor man of Assisi” we will slowly walk along his steps from Tuscany to Rome through La Verna, Gubbio, Assisi, Rieti and many other wonderful places that he crossed during his life. This is a wonderful walking journey in Italian history, unspoiled nature and wonderful landascapes.
The first leg of this itinerary will take you from the heart of Renaissance, Florence, to the Casentino wood through La Verna, one of the most mystic places in the life of Saint’Francis.
Day 1: Florence
Day 2: From Florence to Pontassieve
Day 3: From Pontassieve to Consuma
Day 4: From Consuma to Stia
Day 5:From Stia to Badia Prataglia
Day 6: From Badia Prataglia to La Verna
Day 7: From La Verna to Pieve Santo Stefano
Day 8: From Pieve Santo Stefano to Sansepolcro
Day 9: Sansepolcro and departure
Day 1: FLORENCE
Arrival in Florence. Time to discover the beauty of this fantastic town, home of the Renaissance. Overnight in a centrally located hotel. (it is also possible to extend the stay in Florence including extra nights).
Day 2: From FLORENCE to PONTASSIEVE
Today you will start your journey to Sansepolcro. This first part of the trail is in Florence as far as Pontassieve, a suburb on the river Sieve.
DETAILS: km 22, +425 m / -375 m.
Day 3: From PONTASSIEVE to CONSUMA
After breakfast you will start your hike to the Apennines. We climb through the vineyards of Chianti Rufina and then through the forests of the nearby Abbey of Vallombrosa to the Passo della Consuma (mt 1050).
DETAILS: km 21, +1217 m / -293 m
Day 4: From CONSUMA to STIA
After breakfast you will start your hike to Stia that is a very nice little town with a long tradition in the production of a typical cloths made of wool. We begin today the crossing of the Casentino mountains, through coniferous, oak and chestnut woods; we descend into the upper Arno Valley and stop in the charming town of Stia.
DETAILS: Km 16, +285 m / -841 m
Day 5: From STIA to BADIA PRATAGLIA
After breakfast you will start your hike to Badia Prataglia. Demanding stage that leads us to climb towards the forest of Casentino National Park surrounding the Sacred Hermitage of Camaldoli; after the visit, we continue among fir and beech forests climbing over the highest point of our journey (1354m) before descending to the mountain town of Badia Prataglia. Arrival in your hotel in this peaceful holiday destination and time to relax to enjoy the silence of mountains.
DETAILS: km 21, +1589 m / -1182 m.
Day 6: From BADIA PRATAGLIA to LA VERNA
After breakfast departure to La Verna. La Verna preserves a very famous monastery that was built where Saint Francis received his stigmatas. Accommodation in Hotel and time to visit the monastery and the friars pharmacy.
DETAILS: km 17, +1034 m / -746 m.
Day 7: From LA VERNA to PIEVE SANTO STEFANO
The first stage of the journey into nature sung by St. Francis begins. Difficult gradients in the first 6 km, but the rest of the route is all downhill. Approach the pilgrim to the beauty of nature sung by Francesco. Pieve Santo Stefano is known as "the city of the diary" because it houses a fascinating public archive, which collects writings of ordinary people in which everyone's life and the history of Italy are reflected in various forms: these are diaries, letters, autobiographical memories.
DETAILS: km 20, +445 m / -855 m.
Day 8: From PIEVE SANTO STEFANO to SANSEPOLCRO
The last leg of the itinerary is a pretty hard stage but the natural landscapes and the Franciscan Hermitages will become among the most beautiful memories of the journey. Sansepolcro is the final destination of this trekking on the footstep of saint francis. Its name refers to two pilgrims who returned from the Holy Land here and founded a monastic community. The city is a true treasure chest of beauty and preserves the precious works of Piero della Francesca, Rosso Fiorentino and other painters of the Renaissance.
DETAILS: km 24, +180 m / -840 m.
Day 9: SANSEPOLCRO
Departure after breakfast.
Price from € 606,00
It is possible to extend the stay. Extention has to be requested at reservation.
Supplement for single room on request.
Supplement for private transfer from airport to hotel or from hotel to airport on request.
Supplement for an english speaking hiking guide on request.
Discount for not transporting luggage is possible and is on request.
Accomodation: 8 overnights in 3/ 4* hotels in double or single room with private bathroom
(it is possible to choose among different level of accommodations where available); half board basis suggested.
Food: 8 breakfasts.
Other Services Included: luggage transfer, maps and itinerary description, UmbriAction assistance 24h.
Price Does Not Include: city tax, lunch, beverages, dinners, hiking guide expert in the history of saint Francis and renaissance painters ( on request and with supplement – it is also possible to reserve the guide only in some days or itineraries), sanitary insurance ( with supplement), transfer on arrival and departure.
Difficulty: Average / Intense
Category: Self-guided, Hiking and Trekking
Accommodation level: Standard or superior
Attention: the itinerary might change because of bad weather conditions, pandemic, closure days in general
Departure: guaranteed min 1 persons – groups always available on request
Note: Tour is possible from April till end of October. Other months are on request
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