Southern way stages walking along the St Francis' Way Assisi Umbria Italy

Southern Way

It is approximately 300 km on the St Francis' Way from Rome to Assisi
All the stages of the journey indicated can be shortened or you can also stop-off somewhere for a day.
The most important thing is to leave all the hustle and bustle at home.

You set off from Rome, leaving the Eternal City along the Tiber river. 
You will cross the Roman countryside and then that of the Sabina until you reach the Sacred Valley of Rieti, in the heart of this leg of the  St Francis of Assisi’s Way. In this valley, stand the evocative Franciscan sanctuaries of Greccio, La Foresta, Poggio Bustone and Fontecolombo, set in the greenery of the woods and, along the way, there is the Beech Tree of St Francis in Rivodutri with the peaks of Mount Terminillo all around. 
From Lake Piediluco, you walk along the Valnerina valley, or the valley of the Nera river, touching the picturesque villages of Arrone, Ferentillo and Ceselli. After going past the mountain of Monteluco, where the Sacred Wood and the Franciscan sanctuary of Monteluco are located, you will reach the Spoleto Valley, which was so dear to St Francis:  “Nihil iucundius vidi valle mea spoletana”. 
The trail unwinds along the gentle Umbrian valley with its villages full of art and beauty:  Spoleto, Poreta, Trevi, Foligno and Spello. The Italian landscape reaches heights of beauty and the cultivated countryside offers the pilgrim local products, linked to the history of the places. The walk takes place in Assisi, a true "city-sanctuary”. 
It is worthwhile spending a day in the city, dedicated to a very valuable historical, artistic and spiritual experience.  

The stages of the Southern Way 

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Southern Way - Stage 1 

from Roma to Monte Sacro

From: Roma 
To: Monte Sacro
Distance: 15,4 Km
Difficulty: easy
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Southern Way - Stage 2 

from Monte Sacro to Monterotondo

From: Monte Sacro 
To: Monterotondo
Distance: 19,4 Km
Difficulty: easy
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Southern Way - Stage 3 

from Monterotondo to Ponticelli di Scandriglia

From: Monterotondo 
To: Ponticelli di Scandriglia
Distance: 29,8 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Alternative route through Farfa - Stage 3A

Alternative route through Farfa

From: Acquaviva di Nerola
To: Ponticelli di Scandriglia
Distance: 32 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Stage 4 

from Ponticelli to Scandriglia a Poggio San Lorenzo

From: Ponticelli di Scandriglia
To: Poggio San Lorenzo
Distance: 24 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Stage 5 

from Poggio San Lorenzo to Rieti

From: Poggio San Lorenzo
To: Rieti
Distance: 22 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Stage 6 

from Rieti to Poggio Bustone

From: Rieti
To: Poggio Bustone
Distance: 18,4 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Alternative route through Terni - Stage 6A

from Rieti to Greccio

From: Rieti
To: Greccio
Distance: 23,8 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Alternative route through Terni - Stage 6B

from Greccio to Terni

From: Greccio
To: Terni
Distance: 23 Km
Difficulty: easy
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Southern Way - Alternative route through Terni - Stage 6C

from Terni to Arrone

From: Terni
To: Arrone
Distance: 
Difficulty: 
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Southern Way - Stage 7 

from Poggio Bustone to Piediluco

From: Poggio Bustone
To: Piediluco
Distance: 22 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Stage 8 

from Piediluco to Arrone

From: Piediluco
To: Arrone
Distance: 13 Km
Difficulty: easy
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Southern Way - Stage 9 

from Arrone to Ceselli

From: Arrone
To: Ceselli
Distance: 15 Km
Difficulty: easy
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Southern Way - Stage 10 

from Ceselli to Spoleto

From: Ceselli
To: Spoleto
Distance: 17 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Stage 11 

from Spoleto to Poreta

From: Spoleto
To: Poreta
Distance: 14,5 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Stage 12 

from Poreta to Trevi

From: Poreta
To: Trevi
Distance: 12 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Stage 13 

from Trevi to Foligno

From: Trevi
To: Foligno
Distance: 13 Km
Difficulty: easy
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Southern Way - Stage 14 

from Foligno to Assisi

From: Foligno
To: Assisi
Distance: 20 Km
Difficulty: easy
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Southern Way - Stage 14 (hiking)

from Foligno to Assisi

From: Foligno
To: Assisi
Distance: 22 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Stage 1

from San Pietro to Monterotondo

From: San Pietro
To: Monterotondo
Distance: 35 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Stage 2

from Monterotondo to Ponticelli di Scandriglia

From: Monterotondo
To: Ponticelli
Distance: 30 Km
Difficulty: medium-challenging
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Southern Way - Stage 3

from Ponticelli di Scandriglia to Rieti

From: Ponticelli
To: Rieti
Distance: 45 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Stage 4

from Rieti to Piediluco

From: Rieti
To: Piediluco
Distance: 44,5 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Alternative route - Stage 4A

from Rieti to Greccio

From: Rieti
To: Greccio
Distance: 21,5 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Alternative route - Stage 4B

from Greccio to Stroncone

From: Greccio
To: Stroncone
Distance: 44 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Alternative route - Stage 4C

from Stroncone to Scheggino

From: Stroncone
To: Scheggino
Distance: 40 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Stage 5

from Piediluco to Scheggino

From: Piediluco
To: Scheggino
Distance: 31 Km
Difficulty: medium
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Southern Way - Stage 6

from Scheggino to Monteluco

From: Scheggino
To: Monteluco
Distance: 35 Km
Difficulty: challenging
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Southern Way - Stage 7

from Monteluco to Trevi

From: Monteluco
To: Trevi
Distance: 30 Km
Difficulty: medium-easy
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Southern Way - Stage 8

from Trevi to Assisi

From: Trevi
Arrivo: Assisi
Distance: 35 Km
Difficulty: medium-easy
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