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

Stage 6B - Alternative route through Terni - from Greccio to Terni

From Greccio to Terni: an alternative route that is easy for everyone.

From Greccio, the place in which St Francis created the Nativity scene, you set off on the way to his homeland: Umbria. You will be walking through forests and meadows.
Santuario di Greccio
21,925 Km
Increase in altitude
+ 720
Loss of altitude
- 1.250
gravel road-path-tarmac 
Road Sign
yes (yellow tau and vertical and horizontal yellow-blue signs)
Travel time
7 hours
Water sources
yes (Santuario, Prati di Stroncone, Stroncone, Terni) 
Resting areas
Degree of difficulty
The route from Greccio to Stroncone leads through the silent mountain pastures between Umbria and Lazio. The route starts with a gradual climb and continues on flat ground amidst hornbeam trees and chestnut trees, without any changes in direction, crossing the Prati di Stroncone. Along the way, you will find a few tombstones in the places associated with the passage of San Bernardino of Siena, put there by the Franciscan Stroncone family. After reaching the little chapel of Madonna del Tresto, rich with votive offerings, you continue on along the path, which crosses the tarmac road in various points, until you reach the church of Madonna di Colleponte. In less than 1 km, you will arrive at Piazza della Libertà in Stroncone and shortly after also the Sanctuary of St Francis of Assisi. The route continues on towards Terni and in the shade of the valley with views of the countryside. Once you have arrived in the outskirts of the city of Terni, you will reach the Basilica of San Valentino, the patron saint of lovers all over the world and also of the city of Terni. In this place, the saint's Holy Body is still preserved and it is the original place in which he was buried in the 3rd century AD. From here, once you have crossed the bridge over the river Nera, you continue on until you reach the Cathedral of Terni and then the church of St Francis. From Terni, St Francis' Way joins the Path of the Franciscan Promartyrs.
What you should know before departure 
There are water sources in The Franciscan Sanctuary of Greccio, Prati di Stroncone, Stroncone, Terni. 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 village of Stroncone is worth visiting. This is where the St Francis' Way meets the Path of the Franciscan Promartyrs. We recommend that you have the maps of the trail with you.  Simplified maps can be downloaded by clicking on the online map. 
Information (e.g. how to get there using public transport)
Tourist Information Office of Terni
Address: Via Cassian Bon, 4 - 05100 Terni
Phone: 0744423047 
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Stage 6A - alternative route through Terni

From Rieti to Greccio

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Stage 6B - alternative route through Terni

From Greccio to Terni

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Stage 6C - alternative route through Terni

From Terni to Arrone

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