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

Stage 11 - from Trevi to Poreta

From Trevi to Poreta, walking through ageless olive groves, past hermitages and country churches.

The route goes over the hills that face the Spoleto valley. This comfortable 12 km walk takes you through olive groves and the open countryside, a route dotted with tiny villages and hermitages where you can take a break. The many ascents and descents should be taken at a slow and constant pace.
12,075 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 550
Loss of altitude
- 620
tarmac-dirt road
Road Sign
Travel time
4 hours
Water sources
Resting areas
Degree of difficulty
The walk from Trevi to the castle at Poreta is suited to everyone, but you need to approach it with a slow and constant pace as there are numerous ups and downs over the hills, and stop now and again for a well-deserved break. It’s all downhill from Trevi to the Monastery of the Madonna delle Lacrime, well worth a visit if it’s open, and then over a paved road that leads to a panoramic trail. You’ll pass through the little town of Alvanischio, then ascend over olive groves set on terraced plots delineated by drywalls, rounded structures that hold up the soil and look almost like vases. In order to grow olive trees on the steepest of slopes, man very wisely crafted one of the most difficult, grandiose and wondrous irrigation systems in the history of agriculture in the Mediterranean. From the water fountain at Camponi, take the paved road first, then get on the dirt road to reach an old monastery. From there go downhill towards the castle of Campello, whose white walls stand out in the landscape. Replenish your water supply at Lenano and then get back on the road lined with heartfelt votive shrines devoted to the Madonna. The road is paved and continues downhill all the way to Poreta, your destination. Use whatever energy you might have left to climb to the top of the castle of Poreta, a part of the next leg of the journey.
What you should know before departure
There are water sources fountains in Trevi, loc. Camponi, Loc. Lenano and in Poreta.
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.
The rural landscape around Trevi is one of Umbria’s best preserved marvels. A short break sitting next to a dry wall or under an olive tree is a delight not to be missed. A heartfelt stop along the way: the Eremo delle Allodole hermitage (please be respectful of their opening hours). Poreta is a small town with just one grocery store.
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)
Ufficio IAT di Foligno
Address: Corso Cavour 126 - 06034 Foligno
0742 354459 - 0742 354165 Fax. 0742 340545
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