300 km in the footsteps of St Benedict along a unique route in Umbria and Lazio, on foot or by bike, visiting the three most important locations of the saint’s life: Norcia, his birthplace; Subiaco, where he laid the foundations for his rule; and Monte Cassino, where he founded the abbey that weathered and withstood four devastations.
Sixteen legs along ancient transhumance trails and paths, in search of an Italy of beautiful valleys dotted with fortresses, medieval castles and towns perched on hills.
All the information you need for your journey: when to go, how to prepare, a detailed route description, maps, elevations, where to stay, places to visit and cultural insights.
In addition, a section for cyclists, with technical data and the best alternative routes.
Simone Frignani enjoys walking and cycling along trails and dirt tracks all over Italy, planning and mapping new journeys. He has also published La Via Romea Germanica, Italia Coast to Coast and, with Roberta Ferraris and Luciano Callegari, The Via Francigena.
Traduzione dall’italiano di Christine Guthry
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