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

Stage 5 - from Poggio San Lorenzo to Rieti

From Poggio San Lorenzo to Rieti, on the way to the Holy Valley (Valle Santa) of San Francesco.

From Poggio San Lorenzo to Rieti it is a pleasant walk towards the Holy Valley (Valle Santa) of Rieti.
Poggio San Lorenzo
21,815 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 530
Loss of altitude
- 620
dirt road-tarmac
Road signs
yes (yellow blue signs indicating Francesco's Way)
Travel time
7 hours
Water sources
Resting areas
Degree of difficulty
This route is 22 km long and leads towards the heart of the St Francis' Way: the Holy Valley of Rieti and Umbria. The route includes stretches of tarmac road but the majority are secondary roads.
It takes you to the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the medieval town of Rieti. It begins with a downhill stretch towards the valley and along the route, taking a detour of about 1 km, you can reach the locality of Ornaro Basso, where you can stop off and have something to eat and drink. The trail leads you into the green valley of Rieti, located between the mountains. Going past the signpost indicating 100 km from Rome, this is the time to celebrate, as the final destination is getting closer, step by step. You will soon enter the old town centre with its rich heritage of churches, artistic monuments and museums.
What you should know before departure
There are water fountains in the residential areas. Remember to fill your water bottle with at least 1.5 litres of water in the summer.
Intermediate stages
There are resting areas.
After the long walk, a relaxing stroll through the old town centre of Rieti and perhaps an ice cream will help you regain your strength. The underground itinerary through Rieti is worth seeing. 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 Office of Rieti.
Address: Via Cintia, 87 Rieti - 02100
Phone: 0746 264106/8/0
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Site: www.camminodifrancesco.it
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