ST FRANCIS WAY – THE BEST

PILGRIMAGE ROUTES

ST FRANCIS WAY – THE BEST

FROM € 710,00

The itinerary St Francis Way – the best, from Gubbio to Spoleto, is a real journey into the very best stage of Saint Francis Route that starts in Florence and gets to Rome.

SELF GUIDED PROGRAM

ACTIVE TOUR

11 Days Trip from Gubbio to Spoleto

ITINERARY STEPS

Distance: 111,96 km
Difficulty: Average / Intense
Tour Type: Self-guided

CALENDAR

Period: from April to October
Departure: any day

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This walking itinerary from GUBBIO to SPOLETO will take you back to the middle age and renaissance of Italy  including all comforts and good quality accommodations for hikers and modern travellers

Unspoiled nature, art, history, good food and fine wines  will take you along this fantastic itinerary in the very heart of Italy

Itinerary
Complete Itinerary
Price & Date
Trip Details
Itinerary

Day 1: Gubbio

Day 2: Gubbio

Day 3: From Gubbio to Biscina

Day 4: From Biscina to Valfabbrica

Day 5: From Valfabbrica to Assisi

Day 6: Assisi

Day 7: From Assisi to Foligno

Day 8: From Foligno to Castello di Campello

Day 9: From Castello di Campello to Spoleto

Day 10: Spoleto

Day 11: Spoleto and departure

Complete Itinerary

Day 1: Gubbio

Arrival in Gubbio. Time at leisure for the urban sightseeing that will take you to discover Palazzo dei Consoli and the medieval alleys of the town. Accommodation in your centrally located hotel where our staff will take very good care of you! Time for a delicious dinner with local dishes where the black truffle is always protagonist.

 

Day 2: Gubbio

Time at leisure for exploring Gubbio and for relaxing.  

 

Day 3: From Gubbio to Biscina

Today you will start your hiking journey to Spoleto. Along this first leg San Francesco proclaimed himself "herald of the Great King" in front of the brigands who beat him up. After we say goodbye to Gubbio we walk forwarding between the valley of the Chiascio river and the castles at the top of the slopes. We reach the church of Madonna delle Grazie, one of the most tender places on the Via, where the memories of the pilgrims' passage are kept. We continue the difficult climb up to the Castle of Biscina where  you will be allocated in a nice agriturismo.

DETAILS: km 18,50 +244m / -366m

 

Day 4: From Biscina to Valfabbrica

Today you will start with a new hike in the wild and unspoiled nature of Umbria as far as Valfabbrica. Easy stretch almost entirely downhill. We suggest a stop along the way to visit the franciscan Pieve of Coccorano. Valfabbrica is a little town where you will be accommodated in a nice small property inside the old historical center.

DETAILS: Km 17,00, +353 m/ -605 m

 

Day 5: From Valfabbrica to Assisi

Departure to Assisi on foot.  The first part of this hike is in the woods where you will have to face some demanding climbs. Suddenly you can see the harmonious and imposing ensemble of the Sacred Convent and the Basilica of San Francesco with the city of Assisi. This is one of the most beautiful moments of the journey. Urban trekking in Assisi to discover the precious frescos of Giotto and the fantastic atmosphere of this Unesco protected little town of Saint Francis at night.

DETAILS: km 13,46, +660m / -590 m

 

Day 6: Assisi

Time at leisure to visit Assisi, with or without guide. The Roman heritage is represented by the temple of Minerva but in Assisi there is much to visit. We suggest among other things a nice walk on Mount Subasio to the hermitage of the prisons, a place of prayer very dear to the saint of the city

 

Day 7: From Assisi to Foligno

Panoramic and easy hike today on the slopes of Monte Subasio. First stop is the roman and medieval city of Spello where you can enjoy a walk among the stone houses, enlivened by the flowers that decorate the railings of the balconies. Foligno is your final destination today, a very interesting town on the Umbria valley where you will also discover some important monuments like Palazzo Trinci and the Calamita Cosmica.

DETAILS: km 18,50 +244m / -366m

 

Day 8: From Foligno to Castello di Campello

Departure for a new hike that will take you along the olive trees path to Campello, a panoramic old castle overlooking the valley. This is one of the most panoramic and beautiful streches of the route,  up to Campello Alto, surrounded by wonderful views of the Spoleto valleys. Along the way you can admire the high walls of the convent of Pissignano where you can take a few minutes to enjoy the meditative atmosphere that pervades these places, among woods and olive groves.

DETAILS: km 18,50 +244m / -366m

 

Day 9: From Castello di Campello to Spoleto

Hike from Campello to Spoleto to discover the amazing roman bridge of “Towers” and the beauty of this ancient longobard town dominated by the Albornoz Fortress. After an exciting hike we suggest a nice dinner in town.  One of the attractions of Spoleto is the cuisine  indeed that is known as one of the best areas for good food in central Italy proposing truffles, olive oil, cured meat, hand made pasta and much.

DETAILS: km 19, +545 m / -415 m

 

Day 10: Spoleto

Day at leisure to visit Spoleto or for an hiking excursion to Monteluco where there is the Sanctuary of Monteluco, a Franciscan settlement that, according to the tradition, has been founded by Francis himself in a place donated by the Benedictines together with a church dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

 

Day 11: Spoleto

Departure.

 

 

Price & Date

Price from € 710,00

It is possible to extend the stay in Rome, Florence, Perugia or in any place on request.

Accommodation, properties and price may change according to availability.

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.

Trip Details

Accomodation: 10 overnights in 3/ 4* hotels or Agriturismo in double room with private bathroom,

 

Food: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners (beverages are not included).

 

Other Services Included: maps, luggage transfer, GPS tracks, UmbriAction assistance 24h.

 

Price Does Not Include: city tax, guide, lunch, beverages, dinners when not mentioned, sanitary insurance (with supplement), transfer on arrival and departure, cancellation policy, what is not included in the “Price Includes”.

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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