Updates on the itinerary of the Via di Francesco: stages deviations, signposts, path variations

Updates and advice

Itinerary and road signs

All legs of the journey can be shortened because there are stopping areas and accommodation along the way. However, at this point, it is advisable to plan your itinerary well, perhaps choosing the first legs of the journey of a distance of 14/15 km and then gradually seeing how your body reacts to the fatigue and to nature.

As far as the road signs are concerned: the horizontal painted signs (yellow Tau and yellow and blue stripes) are abundant and numerous, especially at junctions.
Unfortunately, the vertical signs are faded (2017), but legible; we are working on replacing them by the end of the year.
In Umbria, the sign situation is very good. However, if you notice any problems, please report them to info@viadifrancesco.it  

We recommended that you always have a guidebook with maps with you.

WARNING
The red and white signs with St. Francis' habit on them are valid for showing the direction, but they often indicate the wrong distances and timing; therefore, pay no attention to what they indicate regarding timing and distances.

Legs of the journey

Pieve Santo Stefano – Sansepolcro
From the Viamaggio pass to Pian delle Capanne: in the event of rain, the ground becomes very slippery. Please be careful. An alternative exists, which is currently not sign-posted, allowing you to reduce the length of the route. Check the Pieve Santo Stefano - Sansepolcro leg of the journey.
From the hermitage of Montecasale in Sansepolcro: in the event of rain, the ground becomes very slippery. Please be careful. An alternative exists, which is currently not sign-posted, allowing you to reduce the length of the route. You should follow the road through the forest until you reach Sansepolcro. Check the Pieve Santo Stefano - Sansepolcro leg of the journey.

From Foligno to Trevi or from Trevi to Foligno
Please be careful: the “di qui passò Franceso” (St. Francis passed this way) itinerary continues through a valley and first on a tarmac road, while the St Francis' Way itinerary climbs, across the hillside, along a path and with short stretches on tarmac road. The crossroads is located at Sant'Eraclio. 

Ceselli – Spoleto e Spoleto – Ceselli
The Ponte delle Torri bridge is closed by a barrier. For those arriving from Ceselli and those arriving from Spoleto, take an alternative route.  
Click here to see the alternative route

The Terni - Marmore and Marmore - Terni Alternative 
This alternative route is not yet signposted because an alternative trail on foot has been identified and it avoids having to take the SS 209 Valnerina trunk road.


For info, write to info@viadifrancesco.it

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