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

Stage 4 - From Ponticelli di Scandriglia to Poggio San Lorenzo

From Ponticelli to Poggio San Lorenzo, the route takes you through villages, fields and olive groves.

This is a challenging leg of the journey, due to its length and height differences, while bringing you splendid rural landscapes of fields and orchards. Along the way there are views of the surrounding mountains.
Ponticelli di Scandriglia
Poggio San Lorenzo
20,41 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 980
Loss of altitude
- 820
dirt road-path
Road Sign
yes (yellow blue signs indicating Francesco's Way)
Travel time
7 hours
Water sources
Resting areas
Degree of difficulty
This leg is full of historical, scenic and natural beauty. If you set out early in the morning, you can take detours from the path, allowing you to discover the medieval villages in the area. This leg is 24 km long and has numerous uphill and downhill stretches, but the height differences can be tackled at a slow and constant pace without too much effort. You set off from Ponticelli and the first few km are easy, after which the uphill part begins, with views of Scandriglia and the surrounding mountains. The uphill climb continues as far as the village of Poggio Moiano, where you can rest and have something to eat and drink. Leaving the quaint village, you come across the church of San Martino.
You continue walking through vineyards and olive groves until you reach the sanctuary of Santa Vittoria, one of the most important religious buildings in the Sabina area, built early in the 12th century. The Romanesque church is a real gem of beauty and spirituality, itself making the walk to this point worthwhile. Nearby, there is the archaeological area of Trebula Mutuesca. Continuing on, you can take a detour to visit the medieval village of Monteleone Sabino. The gradual climb towards today's destination begins: Poggio San Lorenzo with the remains of the Roman walls and its hospitable people.
What you should know before departure
There are water sources in the residential areas. Remember to fill your water bottle with at least 1.5 litres of water in the summer.
Intermediate legs
A pleasant leg of the journey, with various residential areas and sanctuaries along the way, where you can stop off or take a break from walking. A detour to Monteleone Sabino can offer a delightful visit to the small medieval village. There are resting areas.
Along the route, don't miss the Sanctuary of Santa Vittoria, a splendid example of a Romanesque church. Inside it, the relics of the saint are preserved, as well as precious frescoes and interesting catacombs. 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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