Via di Francesco from Assisi to Rieti in 1 week
The Via di Francesco from Assisi to Rieti takes you through the heart of Italy in one week and is inspired by the life of St Francis of Assisi.
Assisi is the birthplace of some saints of the Catholic Church and is most famous for being the birthplace of St. Francis. There are many religious sites and points of interest in the beautiful townland of Assisi. There are many beautiful and old churches to visit and also there are two medieval castles dominating the town that are well worth a visit.
If you have an extra day, we recommend staying in Assisi to soak in the religious history of this unique town.
This walk will take you through the incredible Valle Umbra, passing through olive groves, vineyards, farmland, and some of the best-preserved Roman towns in Italy.
You will experience some stunning, striking, and varied countryside in central Italy. The trail then brings you to the Monteluco National Park and the woods overlooking the city of Rieti.
You will be then into the green heart of Italy through forests and river valleys and ending up in the town of Rieti.
Rieti is an iron age town that is considered to be in the exact centre of Italy. This town is full of history and ancient monuments and sites including the Rieti Cathedral (over a thousand years old) and the Bishops Palace which was built in the 1200s.
The Via di Francesco from Assisi to Rieti trail is more suited to those with experience hiking as many parts of this trail will be challenging. However, challenging the trails will be, the rewards are stunning mountain views and unrivalled panoramas of the Italian countryside.
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