Umbria 1 walking tour itinerary
Arrival in Assisi, one of the most beautiful towns in central Italy. It is, of course, the home of St Francis (1182 – 1226). It is dominated by the two-level Basilica of St Francis (consecrated in 1256) which contains some of the finest art in Western Europe, including works by Giotto, Cimabue and the Lorenzetti brothers.
This itinerary starts with a steep climb up to a beautiful hermitage surrounded by forests that was a place of retreat for St Francis. From here the path contours around the side of Mt Subasio with wide views across the valley to Montefalco and the Martani Hills before descending to a beautiful hill-town founded by the Romans. (16 kms, 6 hrs).
The first half of today’s walk takes you down onto the valley floor passing through a string of towns including Foligno, before climbing up the side of the valley and picking paths that take you classic Umbria countryside dominated by centuries old olive groves finishing in one of the best-preserved and attractive hill-towns in the region (19kms, 6 hrs)
The route continues to skirt along the side of the mountains with spectacular views across the valley and up to he Sibillini Mountains. It largely follows unsealed country lanes through farmlands and olive groves passing sites of considerable historical interest, including a Franciscan hermitage and a sleepy medieval village. (13 kms, 5 hrs)
The last walk, one of the most beautiful in Umbria, winds through olive groves, around the side of the hills past a string of villages before climbing up to enter Spoleto through forests via a medieval bridge, (14 kms, 4.5 hrs).
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Spoleto station, which has direct connections to Rome and Florence.
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A 6-day walk on the high road from Assisi to Spoleto
• Five nights accommodation
• All breakfasts and dinners (3 courses)
• Reading lists and historical and cultural notes
• Maps and detailed walking instructions
• Daily transfers of baggage between hotels
• 24 hour backup from local manager
$1350 with dinners included (there is no breakfast only option for this tour)
Single supplement: $650