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On the St Francis Way to Rome to see the new Pope

Press Release Date: 15th March 2013

Palombara-Sabina-StFrancis-300x199 New PopeFollow the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi to celebrate the arrival of the new Pope Francis.

The new Pope has taken the name of Francis, in honour of St Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order and committed to his work with the poor and disadvantaged, as well as his love for nature (he is usually depicted surrounded by birds and animals).

The St Francis Way is a route walked by pilgrims over centuries, following an spiritual route inspired by St Francis of Assisi from Florence to Rome. The last 100kms of the St Francis Way takes walkers through the ‘Via Salaria’, from Rieti all the way to the Vatican., the walking and cycling holiday specialists, offer great packages to the St Francis Way from only €629 per person sharing.

Walk the last 100 km from Rieti to Rome, taking refuge in charming country hotels along the way and enjoy the best Italian cuisine has to offer. guide Cristina is currently walking the second stage of this gorgeous trail, across the lush Italian countryside. She is currently only three days away from Assisi, birth place of St Francis.

Roland Monsegu, Director, says, “The St Francis Way is one of our most popular routes. People travel along this route to experience the world that St Francis of Assisi was connected with. It is clear why he chose this point as the scenery along the route is breath-taking.”

Roland is available for question or comment on the St Francis Way.

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