Traduzione di Leslie Ray
2ND REVISED EDITION
360 km from La Verna, Gubbio, Assisi… Rieti.
From Tuscany to Umbria, to Lazio, 18 days with your rucksack on your back, amid thousand-year-old forests and valleys rich in art and history.
The first walking guide on the “roads of St. Francis”, from the better known locations such as La Verna and Assisi to less famous, yet equally fascinating ones, such as Montecasale or the Sacro Speco di Narni.
A guide for everyone: useful for those going on foot but also for those setting out on horseback or with donkeys, on mountain bikes or road bikes.
With detailed descriptions of the stages on foot and on horseback, the cartography, the altitudes, how to prepare for your trip, the places not to be missed, where to sleep or where your animals can stop and rest.
And for each day the main events in Francis’ life, taken from the original sources.
A route to be followed all in one go or in stages, creating your own personalised itinerary.
ANGELA MARIA SERACCHIOLI Born in Bologna, she moved to Assisi “to live on the Way” and look after pilgrims. She describes herself as a citizen of the world, a traveller who discovered walking as a pilgrim by going to Santiago de Compostela and who devised a route – originally only for herself – following in the steps of St. Francis of Assisi, a route which through this guide has become for everybody. As soon as she can, she picks up her rucksack and returns to being a “wayfarer of the Spirit” on new routes or by doing the necessary on-site research to keep the Franciscan Way alive and up to date. She strongly believes that the wind will know where to take her and entrusts herself to it, living moment by moment, with the depth of feeling that only travellers and pilgrims know, because life is a great journey to taste to the very last drop… then we’ll see…