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Via di Francesco - St Francis' Way - Southern Way from Roma to Assisi

Stage 2 - from Monte Sacro to Monterotondo

From Monte Sacro to Monterotondo. The route begins in the hills around Rome. This is a leg without any significant height differences.

It is less than 20 km to Sabina Laziale. On the first part of the journey, you leave the noise of the traffic in the big city behind. You continue on through the meadows and landscapes of the city from the Marcigliana Nature Reserve.
From
Monte Sacro
To
Monterotondo
Distance
19,4 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 711
Loss of altitude
- 422
Surface
dirt road-tarmac
Road Sign
yes (yellow blue signs indicating Francesco's Way)
Travel time
7 hours
Water sources
yes
Resting areas
yes
Degree of difficulty
 
easy
From Piazza Sempione, we set off again from the church of the Angeli Custodi (Guardian Angels). The first 8 km are in the outskirts of the city, along Via Monte Argentario, Viale Adriatico and Via della Bufalotta, important arterial roads of the city. Always walk on the pavement and there are numerous places to stop for refreshments and dining along the way. In the second part of St Francis' Way, you cross through the landscapes of the Agro Romano (Roman countryside).
You enter into the Marcigliana Nature Reserve, in which there are the remains of the Crustumerium, one of the most ancient protohistorical settlements in the Lazio region. As indicated on the official website of the Marcigliana Nature Reserve “Having left the stress of the city traffic behind, you enter into a territory with an ancient agricultural vocation, which has magically remained unchanged".
It is an example of the Agro Romano countryside that contributes to a vision of a desirable future, where the need for air and light can be satisfied, while enjoying its charming landscapes and its ancient history”. After leaving the Reserve, stop to admire the landscape that, on a clear day, allows you to admire the full dimension of the Eternal City and St Peter's Dome. The journey continues on in the countryside as far as the entrance to the little town of Monterotondo, where the route ends in front of the town's Cathedral. You can take a very pleasant walk through the old town centre.
What you should know before departure
Sources
There are water fountains along the urban stretches. Remember to fill your water bottle with at least 1.5 litres of water in the summer.
Intermediate legs
A pleasant leg, the Marcigliana Nature Reserve is the ideal location for making a stop or breaking up your journey. There are resting areas.
Suggestions
Coming out of the town, you can hear the traffic of Italy's Capital city, but after about 9 km, you enter the Roman countryside. Marcigliana is worth visiting, both for its nature and its archaeological settlements. Monterondo, a fief of important princely Roman families, still has splendid palaces and churches worth taking your time to visit in the afternoon. 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)
Territorial Tourist Office of Rieti.
Address: Via Cintia, 87 Rieti - 02100
Phone: 0746 264106/8/0
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Site: www.camminodifrancesco.it
For info on Monterotondo tract: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Phone: 06 83706844
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Southern Way - Walking

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Stage 1

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From Monte Sacro to Monterotondo

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