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Via di Francesco - St Francis' Way - Roman Way from La Verna to Roma

Stage 9A - from Assisi to Foligno (hiking)

From Assisi to Foligno, a demanding walk through pristine nature on the trails over Mt Subasio Park.

The hiking version of the Assisi to Foligno walk lets you enjoy shaded woods and the charm of Mt Subasio Park. Some portions are quite steep, but the beauty of nature will fully reward the pilgrim that follows this route.
From
Assisi
To
Foligno
Distance
22 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 925
Loss of altitude
- 1034
Surface
path-tarmac-dirt road
Road Sign
yes
Travel time
7 hours
Water sources
yes
Resting areas
yes
Degree of difficulty
 
challenging
From Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis, on a discovery hike to less-known places where some of the most important episodes of Francis’ spiritual life took place. The destination is Foligno. Leave Assisi through Porta Perlici to the Eremo delle Carceri nestled in the woods of Mt. Subasio. Continue along a narrow, rock and dirt trail that winds through the pristine heart of Subasio Regional Park. Silence and sound, light and shade, city and nature, this is one of the most difficult yet beautiful parts of the route. You need to be fit to face the first part, but once you reach the top and look out over the lovely valley below you will be struck by the utter enormity of space, and this pleasant feeling will linger in your mind for the rest of the journey. The walk continues through woods of oak trees along the side of the mountain, you will be delighted and tired all at once. When it begins to slope downwards to the valley you’ll walk through olive groves until you reach Spello, at the southern edge of Subasio. Walk through town and exit through Porta Consolare, one of several Roman landmarks that have been preserved over the centuries. The street that leads to Foligno is paved, and once there you’ll find that the residents are frank and pleasant, happy to welcome you to their city with gracious cordiality.
What you should know before departure
Sources
There are water sources fountains in Assisi, Spello and Foligno. There are no intermediate sources.
Remember to fill your water bottle with at least 1.5 litres of water in the summer.
Intermediate stages
There are resting areas where you can stop and take a regenerative break or find accommodation and shorten this leg of the journey.
Suggestions
We suggest you slow down and stop in at Spello to see the magnificent Baglioni chapel graced with frescoes by Pinturicchio.
e recommend that you have the maps of the trail with you. Simplified maps can be downloaded by clicking on the online map.
Remember to always have a small supply of food with you (fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, energy bars, something energy-giving in general).
Information (e.g. how to get there using public transport)
Tourist Information Office of Comprensorio Assisano
Address: Piazza del Comune - 06081 Assisi
Phone: 075 8138680 - 075 8138681 - Fax 075 8138686
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Stage 9

From Assisi to Foligno

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