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

Stage 14 - from Foligno to Assisi (hiking)

From Foligno to Assisi, walking along the trails of Monte Subasio.

The final destination is now very close and this is a challenging leg of the journey, which seems to contain all the features of the Way covered so far: difficult uphill climbs, nature and wonderful landscapes. The journey comes to an end at the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi.
From
Foligno
To
Assisi
Distance
22 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 1080
Loss of altitude
- 874
Surface
path-gravel road-tarmac
Road Sign
yes (vertical and horizontal yellow-blue signs)
Travel time
7 hours
Water sources
yes
Resting areas
yes
Degree of difficulty
 
challenging
The first part of the journey, from Foligno to Spello, coincides with the Foligno - Assisi leg. You leave Spello through Porta Montanara and continue on along Via Bulgarella. After the water fountain, where it is useful to fill your water bottle, you walk uphill to the left on a dirt road. A long ascent begins, with steep stretches, on which you should proceed using the slow pace of the pilgrim. The route is well marked out and proceeds along a dirt road surrounded by olive groves (in summer, be careful of the sun). You walk through the forests of Monte Subasio until you reach the top of the great mountain, which rewards you for your efforts with one of the most beautiful views of the entire Way.
From the summit, you go down towards the Eremo delle Carceri, a hermitage and one of the places most dear to pilgrims. Reaching this place on foot offers a taste of the joy that you will feel when you reach the Basilica. You continue down a slope that borders the Rocca Minore of Assisi, known as the Rocchicciola.
Once you have reached Piazza Matteotti, you cross the medieval roads of Assisi. Access to the tomb of St Francis is through the great portal of the Lower Basilica of St Francis and, after numerous days of walking, you can finally put down your backpack. This is the end of the journey and, after a visit to the tomb of St Francis, you can celebrate the joy of reaching your destination. There are numerous places of St Francis of Assisi here and in the surrounding areas, so you need to stay at least a day in order to have time to visit them and meditate.
What you should know before departure
Sources 
There are water fountains in Foligno, Spello, Assisi. Remember to fill your water bottle with at least 1.5 litres of water in the summer.
Intermediate legs 
There are resting areas where you can stop and take a regenerative break or find accommodation and shorten this leg of the journey.
Suggestions
This leg of the journey offers views from the summit of Monte Subasio. However, the climb is challenging. We recommend that you take an additional supply of food and water with you. 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)
Tourist Information Office of Assisi
Address: Piazza del Comune - 06081 Assisi
Phone: 075 8138680 - 075 8138681 - Fax 075 8138686
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