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

Stage 15 - from Arrone to Piediluco

From Arrone to Piediluco Lake, a walk along Umbria’s waterways with a worthwhile stop at the Cascate delle Marmore falls.

From the waters of the Nera River, past the Velino river all the way to Piediluco lake, a very pleasant 13 km walk that even allows for a nice long stop to enjoy the spectacular Marmore falls.
12,987 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 490
Loss of altitude
- 360
tarmac-dirt road
Road Sign
Travel time
5 hours
Water sources
Resting areas
Degree of difficulty
The first part of this walk is easy, but after the Marmore falls the trail goes through woods and there are some ascents. Start out from Arrone along the Nera River past the monastery of St Francis. The Nera river will accompany you much of the way, its cool water making the walking more pleasant on hot summer days. In less than 6 km – all over flat terrain - you’ll reach the spectacular Cascate delle Marmore falls, where you’ll stop to take in the beauty of the landscape and the sound of the rushing water. As you leave the Nera River you’ll begin climbing to the Velino river, which will keep you company as you progress. Without too much trouble you will get to Piediluco Lake and find the town itself, the destination of today’s walk. Slow the pace and let the walk will become a stroll around the lake. Soon you will reach the town. Piediluco and its magical lake are the last stop before you leave Umbria for the Holy Valley of Rieti and then Rome.
What you should know before departure
There are water sources fountains in Castel di Lago, Marmore and Pieidluco. 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.
Along the way you will come across the towns of Castel del Lago (2 km) and Marmore (7 km). Near the entrance to the Cascate delle Marmore falls, not far from the trail, is a service area and food (7.5 km).
The Cascate delle Marmore falls are a worthwhile, spectacular detour along your way. Give yourself at least three hours and consider entering the park (fee applies), making sure the flood gates are open while you are there so that you can fully enjoy the powerful flow
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 (Tourist Information) Office of Terni
Address: Via Cassian Bon, 4 - 05100 Terni
Phone: 0744 423047 - Fax 0744 427259
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