The classic pilgrimage trail from Florence to Rome inspired by the life of Francis of Assisi

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Description

The St.

Francis Way or Cammino di Francisco follows the footsteps of Francis of Assisi along a 550km pilgrimage from Sant'Ellero near Florence through Assi to Rome.

The trail takes pilgrims past many cultural treasures and historical sites that were significant in the life of St.

Francis, founder of the Franciscan tradition in the 13th century and later declared the patron saint of Italy.

Pilgrims journey through idyllic landscapes, from the gently rolling Tuscan and Umbrian Apennines to the hills of Umbria and Lazio.

Trace St.

Francis’ lifetime from Assisi where he was born and died, to multiple monasteries, hermitages, churches and also to Chiusi Della Verna, where he received the stigmata.

Like with all the Camino trails, many non-religious people walk them today, finding solstice and life-affirmation through the slow meditative journey by foot through nature.

The trail ends in the Vatican, where pilgrims can receive their “Testimonium” of pilgrimage to Rome, but of course, it's also possible to walk shorter parts of the Camino, or even bike or horse ride the route! Find out more about the Cammino di Francisco and suggested itineraries [here.](https://caminoways.com/ways/st-francis-way-cammino-di-francesco/st-francis-way-full-walk) **Sources** https://caminoways.com/ways/st-francis-way-cammino-di-francesco/st-francis-way-full-walk https://www.viadifrancesco.it/en/#