St Francis is the patron saint of Italy, animals, ecology and merchants. The St Francis Way walk will take you through “il cuor verde d’Italia”, the green heart of Italy. You will go via Assisi, the home of the saint, and end in the Eternal City of Rome.
Pilgrimages to Rome have been happening for centuries. However, unlike the Via Francigena, there is no historical text to follow on this walking holiday. There are a number of routes to walk that are linked with the life of St Francis. For this trip, we have selected sites that have a strong link to his life, whilst enabling you to enjoy the beauty of the Appennine range.
The region you will walk through has a rich and colourful history. You will witness how humans and nature have come to live in harmony, in the spirit of St Francis. The St Francis Way is a scenic and historic walk. Connect to nature and find your rhythm as you walk this fantastic route through Italy.