Via di Roma – Stage 2: Città di Castello to Assisi

Italy

Holiday overview

Destination

Italy


Type

Pilgrim Routes, Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Jan - Dec


Price

£ 655 pp


Duration

6 nights


This section of the Via di Roma begins in Città di Castello, a town in the Upper Tiber Valley surrounded by a green landscape of rolling hills. Finishing in Assisi, the birthplace of St.Francis. This is a 7 day, 6 night holiday with 5 days of walking.

This section of the Via di Roma begins in Città di Castello, a town in the Upper Tiber Valley surrounded by a green landscape of rolling hills. Finishing in Assisi, the birthplace of St.Francis. This is a 7 day, 6 night holiday with 5 days of walking.

 

Price:

£655 per person based on two people sharing.

Single supplement: £130

Supplement for one person walking alone £55.00.

 

Included:

6 nights accommodation in hotels or agriturismo with private bathrooms;  breakfast each day; 3 dinners; transfers as mentioned in the itinerary; walking maps with route instructions;  luggage transportation; local back-up.

 

Not Included:

Travel to and from the holiday, meals not mentioned in the programme, drinks with meals, insurance.

 

Departure Dates:

Daily according to accommodation availability from the 1st April until the beginning of November.

Day 1: Arrival in Città di Castello

 

Day 2: Città di Castello – Pietralunga

Distance: 29,8 or 21,1 km

Walking time: 10 or 7 hours

Difficulty: difficult

Ascent / descent: + 900m, – 607m

 

After breakfast you will be transferred to Mount Sasso to begin a beautiful walk through Umbrian hills. Of particular interest today is Pieve de Saddi, one of the earliest Christian communities. Your walk today finishes at Pietralunga, a small town built on a hilltop. At the main square you can see the remains of the Longobard castle.

 

Day 3: Pietralunga – Gubbio

Distance:25,2 km

Walking time: 8 hours

Difficulty: difficult

Ascent / descent: + 370m, – 450m

 

Today another spectacular walk awaits you, with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and mountains. You will pass the Abbey of San Benedetto before reaching the high plain of Gubbio. The town not only offers fascinating cultural sights but is also a lively town with small shops, excellent restaurants and cosy squares. You will stay in a hotel near the church of St. Francis in the historical centre of town.

 

Day 4: Gubbio – Biscina

Distance: 22,8 km

Walking time: 7 hours 15

Difficulty: medium – difficult

Ascent / descent: + 520m, – 500m

 

This stage of the ‘Sentiero della Pace’ leads to the castle of Biscina. In the beginning a steep climb brings you out of the valley of Gubbio. Walking through the beautiful surroundings, you will pass the small church of Caprignone, the hermitage of S.Pietro in Vigneto and the chapel Madonna delle Ripe, finishing near the Castle of Biscina.

 

Day 5: Biscina – Valfabbrica

Distance:17,3 km

Walking time: 5 ½  hours

Difficulty: medium

Ascent / descent: + 450m – 360m

 

Passing the small churches of Sambuco and Coccorano, you will walk along the Chiascio River before arriving at Vallfabbrica.

 

Day 6: Valfabbrica – Assisi

Distance:14,4 km

Walking time: 4 ½  hours

Difficulty: medium

Ascent / descent: + 450m – 360m

 

You will make out the castle and basilica of St. Francis from afar before reaching the bridge Ponte Croce, where you can make a short detour and walk in the ‘Forest of St. Francis’. Passing through the town gate known as Porta S.Giacomo, you descend to Assisi with astounding views of the upper church of St.Francis. On the way to your hotel you cross the town centre, passing the famous Franciscan monuments. On request you can stay in the monastery of S.Giuseppe

 

Day 7: Departure after breakfast.