The Way of St Francis: Via di Francesco: From Florence to Assisi and Rome
This guidebook to the Way of St Francis describes a 550kmmonth-long pilgrim trail through the green heart of Italy.The route begins at Florence and goes through Assisi before itsclimax in Rome, exploring the mountains of Umbria, Tuscany andLazio on the way. The route is split into 28 stages, each gradedfrom 'easy' to 'hard'. Some stages include steep climbs anddescents, but no special gear is required.Alongside a detailed route description, colour maps andaccommodation information, the guidebook contains a concisebiography of Francis of Assissi and stories of his life that relateto each location visited. Also included is a walking tour of theSeven Pilgrim Churches of Rome.This book is a trove of information that makes a perfect companionfor anyone setting out to walk the Way of St Francis which is oneof the most popular pilgrim routes in Italy, and it offers a greatrange of sights: olive groves, vineyards, Renaissance Florence, theCasentino National Forest, hilltop towns, ancient ruins, mountains,the Marmore Falls, the Vatican City and more.