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

Stage 12 - from Poreta to Spoleto

From Poreta to Spoleto, where Francis of Assisi had the miraculous dream that changed the course of his life.

This 12 km walk will take you to Spoleto, one of Umbria’s loveliest cities and one with close ties to the legacy of St Francis. The landscape is that of the Spoleto Valley, one Francis loved. Don’t miss the church of San Salvatore, a UNESCO heritage site, at the entrance to town.
From
Poreta
To
Spoleto
Distance
15 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 520
Loss of altitude
- 500
Surface
tarmac-dirt road
Road Sign
yes (vertical and horizontal yellow-blue signs + CAI red and white painted signs)
Travel time
5 hours
Water sources
yes
Resting areas
yes
Degree of difficulty
 
medium
The route towards Spoleto begins with a few ascents that should be taken slowly, then it’s all downhill or flat. Start out by going up to the old castle at the top of the hill above Poreta. As you skirt the ancient walls, you’ll reach loc. La Piaggia, where you can slake your thirst at a water fountain next to a votive shrine. A narrow trail leads through the woods to loc. Osteria, a name that would indicate that there was once an inn for travellers here. After a brief walk over flat land, there is an ascent through in shade of lush vegetation. It will take you to Bazzano Superiore, where you can take a break and fill your bottle with fresh water in the cool stand of pine trees in front of the church. From here it is all downhill or flat, starting with a descending trail through the woods. When you get to the castle of Eggi, go to the church of San Giovanni Batista to see the frescoes painted by Lo Spagna. Then continue along paved roads through the countryside to discover the Basilica di San Salvatore, an exceptional example of artistic heritage from the Lombard period and a UNESCO world heritage property. Your point of arrival for this portion of the journey is Spoleto’s magnificent Piazza del Duomo.  
What you should know before departure
Sources
There are water sources fountains in Poreta, Bazzano, Eggi and Spoleto.
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
The walk from Poreta to Spoleto takes you through one of Italy’s loveliest rural landscapes made up of olive groves. Stop in to meditate in silence at the church of San Michele Arcangelo in Eggi and, further along, the church of San Giovanni, both home to beautiful frescoes. We suggest you dedicate a full day to Spoleto and enjoy its tremendous historic, artistic and cultural legacy.
We 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)
IAT Office - Information and Hospitality
Address: Piazza della Libertà, 7 - 06049 Spoleto (PG)
Phone: 0743 218620/21
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