St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking Tour

Italy
Pilgrimage
Self-Guided
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St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking Tour

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From $550USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Walk amid the medieval remnants and charming villages spanning Umbria's countryside

Walk in the faded footprints of St. Francis, the man who abandoned material items and shared his newfound wisdom with others as he walked this route.

Enjoy a smorgasbord of local dishes and delights, rich in flavour, and quintessential Italian food and drink: salami, cheeses, and wine.

Encounter a collection of churches, monasteries, and chapels, all steeped in history and exploding with stories, on this walk.

Cap off daily countryside walks with cozy, relaxing stays in local B&B’s and hotels, which work to heighten the charm blanketing this adventure.

Traverse Umbria, "the green heart of Italy," where mouthwatering local cuisine and medieval remnants dot the lush landscape. While this seven-day self-guided tour from Assisi to Spoleto encompasses Italy's famed quirks, it also provides a meaningful, thought-provoking spiritual twist.

On this walking tour, you'll meander across the faded footprints of St. Francis. In the 12th century, he abandoned materialistic luxuries when God's voice echoed in his mind. This resulted in living in poverty and a massive spiritual awakening. St. Francis walked this route, sharing his newfound wisdom to the villagers. And now you'll have the chance to walk the same path on this tour.

St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Assisi

Begin your journey in Assisi, which is situated on slopes, and explodes with medieval tales and remarkable monuments. Be sure to visit the grave of St. Francis of Basilica Crypt. It's also essential to try Rocciata here—it's a delicious dessert that emulates the strudel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Assisi
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Hike to Spello

Today’s 14.5 km hike blends spirituality and medieval monuments. After hiking towards the summit of Monte Subasio, you'll stop at Eremo delle Carceri, the caves where Franscesco used to meditate. Meander through the woods before reaching San Benedetto Abbey, which harks back to the IX century. Continue trekking until you reach Spello, where more medieval tales await.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Spello
Distance
5 hours, 14.5 km, 808 m ascent, 980 m descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Explore Spello, walk to Vegnole

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, spend the morning exploring the numerous historical monuments scattered across Spello: Municipal Palace and Santa Maria Maggiore church. Eventually, you'll begin your 10 km trek to Vegnole, passing rolling vineyards and fields of olives en route.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vegnole
Distance
4 hours, 10 km, 371 m ascent, 233 m descent
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Walk to the land of olive oil: Trevi

Enjoy a yummy breakfast before taking a short transfer to Uppello. Begin by embarking on a steep incline to Rocca of Scandolaro. Eventually, the path will unfold into a grove of oak trees. Stop in Trevi, where it's worth tasting their delicious olive oil. Continue until you reach Bovara di Trevi.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Trevi
Distance
5 hours, 14 km, 593 m ascent, 580 m descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Meander the original "Francis Way"

Get ready to walk the same path St. Francis walked! The trail begins from Bovara di Trevi and continues until you arrive at Campello Alto. Admire the Spoleto valleys rolling beside here. Enjoy a brief stop at the convents of Pissignano and Campello, which sit amid lush olive trees. Bask in the tranquil, soothing vibes saturating the air.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Poreta
Distance
4 hours, 12 km, 461 m ascent, 541 m descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Walk to Spoleto

Today marks your last day of twisting through Umbria’s remarkable, lush countryside. After a delicious breakfast, start by walking along a narrow path that will carry you to another remnant of history: the Santa Maria di Reggiano. Marvel at the centuries-old frescos adding colour to the walls. Continue your journey and pass by Eggi, a quaint village that sits amid olive groves, and walk along the old railway line until you reach Spoleto. For a more memorable introduction to the city, opt to detour and walk above the Tessino stream and the towering ancient aqueduct, and enjoy lovely views of Spoleto below.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Spoleto
Distance
4 hours, 13 km, 448 m ascent, 454 descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Goodbye Spoleto

The tour ends after breakfast unless you have booked an additional expedition.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Umbria is always run as a custom tour for your group only, therefore the price depends on your traveling dates and whether you are staying in a single, double or a triple room.

Prices below are per person:

Departure on April 1st – May 2nd:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,125USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $895USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $695USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $575USD

Departure on May 3rd – June 18th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,095USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $875USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $675USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $575USD

Departure on June 19th – August 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,125USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $895USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $695USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $575USD

Departure on September 1st – 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,095USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $875USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $675USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $575USD

Departure on October 1st – 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,075USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $850USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $675USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $550USD
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Accommodation on St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking

Expect to stay in cozy hotels on this tour. They each offer modern amenities that work to elevate the total comfort of your stay. The standard rooms on this tour are of double occupancy.

Please note that the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar places.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement that varies based on the season and the size of the group (please check Dates and Prices for more info). However, it’s sometimes possible to match single travellers up.

Country House Tre Esse in Assisi

This lovely hotel offers sweeping views of the countryside. If it’s sunny, opt to take a plunge in their outdoor pool. Enjoy the hearty buffet breakfast.

Hotel Il Cacciatore in Spello

This hotel exudes character and comfort! The rooms may be a little dated, but that doesn’t mean it compromises on quality and friendliness.

Agriturismo Le Vigne in Vegnole

This hotel sits amid olive groves and boasts of an outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy relaxing in the spacious rooms that offer modern amenities.

Agriturismo I Mandorli in Trevi

This hotel, run only by women, has rustic, comfortable vibes. Relax beneath the almond trees or opt for a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool.

Borgo della Marmotta in Poreta

Expect spacious rooms that offer the necessary amenities to elevate your comfort in this charming hotel. Rejuvenate your body in the on-site swimming pool or sauna!

Hotel Charleston in Spoleto

Bask in the friendly, welcoming atmosphere spanning Hotel Charleston. To top it off, the rooms offer WiFi, TV, mini bar, air conditioning, and more!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights along the tour are included.

Also Included

  • Route guides and notes
  • Maps and detailed information packs
  • 24/7 telephone guidance and support

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal transfers
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes (€1-2 EUR per person daily)
  • Personal equipment
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Any additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking Tour

How hard is the St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking tour?

This tour is rated as a 3 / 5. This tour may not encompass very difficult terrain, but you will cover a lot of distance each day!

Do I need a Visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking tour?

6 breakfasts, 1 dinner are included on this tour.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. You don’t need to carry lots of things with you and can only carry your daypack, as your luggage will be picked up from your hotel daily in the morning and delivered to your destination hotel.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Assisi to start this tour?

Fly to either Rome (FCO, CIA) or Florence (FLR) and head to the railway station for a train to Assisi.

Is the St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking tour in English?

This is a self-guided tour, therefore guide services are not included. However, you will be provided with maps, route guides, notes, and 24/7 telephone support to complete your self-guided tour. This information package is in English.

Where does the St. Francis Way Assisi to Spoleto Walking tour end?

The tour ends in Spoleto.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Italy for this tour?

The best time to travel to Italy for the St. Francis Way tour is from March through October, however, the tour can’t be booked during the mid-August due extremely hot temperatures. People who are sensitive to high heats should also avoid traveling on the end of July.

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