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

Stage 8 - from Piediluco to Arrone

From Piediluco to Arrone walking along the waters of the rivers Velino and Nera, with a possible detour to the Marmore Waterfalls.

You can take a pleasant walk along the banks of the river Velino for 13 km and then enter the Valnerina, the long, narrow valley of the river Nera. Returning back along the valley floor, you can make a detour to discover the Marmore Waterfalls.
12,987 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 360
Loss of altitude
- 490
dirt road-path-tarmac
Road Sign
yes (yellow blue signs indicating Francesco's Way)
Travel time
5 hours
Water sources
Resting areas
Degree of difficulty
This leg of the journey is 13 km long and it is nature that evokes the memory of St Francis: walking constantly in the company of Sister Water, that, as St Francis said, "è multo utile et humile et preziosa et casta" (is very useful and humble and precious and chaste). Setting off from the sublime scenery of Lake Piediluco, you walk along the banks of the Velino river, with its waters creating the spectacular sight of the Marmore Waterfalls, among the highest in Europe. The waterfalls represent the spectacle of nature and the wisdom of man. To visit them, you can enter from above and walk along the trails with spectacular views of the Marmore Waterfalls.
The route continues on flat ground between fields and along the cool currents of the Nera river, after which you enter the area of the River Park. Enjoy your walk that will take you to the village of Arrone, one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy. The route is not difficult and will help relax your weary muscles before the challenging leg from Ceselli to Spoleto.
What you should know before departure
There are water fountains in Piediluco, Marmore, Castel di Lago e Arrone. 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.
This is a simple leg of the journey. Along the route, you will find access to the Upper Panoramic Viewpoint of the Marmore Waterfalls. As you enter, (tickets can be purchased) you can enjoy the charming trails with breathtaking views of the Waterfalls from different angles, some of which make truly splendid and memorable photos. 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 of Ternano
Address: Via Cassian Bon, 4 - 05100 Terni
Phone: 0744/423047 - 0744/427259
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