The St Francis’ Way
The St Francis’ Way is an itinerary on foot , by bicycle and on horseback that connects some places that testify to the life and preaching of the Saint of Assisi; a pilgrimage journey , which intends to re-propose the Franciscan experience in the lands that the Poverello has trod in his itineraries.
Precisely in the adherence to the story of Francis the Way finds its plausibility and its charm: the landscapes on which the pilgrim’s eye rests are the same ones that cheered the simple heart of Francis; the stopping places preserve the memory of his words and deeds; the people you meet along the way are related to him.
Despite everything, Umbria has remained the land of Francis, nourished by a spirituality that speaks of love for little things, of respect and gratitude for creation, of generous welcome to the other, whoever he is.
Walking along the Way of Francis, then, constitutes an authentic path of the spirit , which meets the desire of man, even of today’s man, to seek the meaning of his own existence in the depths of himself.
The figure of Francis, who towers over Assisi, the destination of the journey, actually accompanies the entire journey, speaking to the mind and heart of the traveler of the possibility of leading daily life in full harmony with the world, with man and with God.
It is a precious art of living, which is the most authentic fruit of the journey to Assisi: a gift that Francis’ Umbria is capable of giving to the pilgrim, as to any person who approaches it with an open mind. .