Via San Francesco 2014

From May through September of 2014 I was in Italy researching and writing a guidebook for Cicerone Press on the Via di San Francesco which covers the main St. Francis sites, plus walking connections from Florence and to Rome. To read the story from the start, begin here.

Map0-WayofSt.FrancisOverview

Here are is my credential for the walk, my Testimonium from Assisi and my Testimonium from the Vatican:

2014Credential

 

 

 

 

 

2014TestimoniumAssisiTestimonium2

13 thoughts on “Via San Francesco 2014

  1. Hello Sandy,
    I will walk in the Saint Francis from La Verna to Rome in the period April 30th – May 19th 2015: could you let me have the GPS tracks?
    Thanks,
    Rossella Fenu

  2. Hello Sandy,

    I’m leaving Thirsday to start the walk from Gubbia to Rome. Could you let me have the GPS tracks and give some information about places to sleep from Gubbia to Rieti?

    My email is : ria.vandenhende@gmail.com

    Thanks a lot,
    ria

  3. Hi
    We will take the route from Assisi to Rome starting 11.04.16.
    Would love to have GPS coordinates of that route:)
    Hope your book is out soon.
    Tks
    John

  4. Hi Sandy: We walked the Camino Frances last year and saw that there were companies that would transport stuff rucksacks from one town to another. Have you seen anything like this on the Via San Francesco?

    Also, we are beginning to plan for a Sept/Oct walk next year and getting very excited about it. Just bought you book, and it is VERY helpful!

  5. Hi Sandy – I think you may have posted about this before but can’t find it… you were talking about baggage/luggage transfer and mentioned someone who might be able to help… Can you remember how much it costs per day/stage? I’m likely to be hiking alone (at least at first!) so it would be nice to have the option provided it was not too expensive. 🙂

  6. Hi Sandy, We are planning to walk the Camino di Assisi in October this year. I would like to get a sense of how many people walk this way. We did the Camino de Santiago last year but suspect this might be a very different experience? Is October too late in the season for this Camino?
    thanks

    • Hi Rick — Among the StFrancis paths I’m always surprised when English Speakers choose the Cammino di Assisi. I’d love to hear how you chose it over the Via di Francesco, which has more resources, infrastructure and a better route.

      You’re right, it is much different than the Camino de Santiago. Roughly 1 percent as many pilgrims and much more remote, particularly if you start in Dovadola on the Cammino di Assisi. October is not too late. Buon cammino!

  7. Hello Sandy 🙂

    I am walking the way of St. Francis on my own in July 2016. I am a 24 year old student nurse from Edinburgh and have 3 and a bit weeks off from university and am itching to get away again. I walked the Camino de Santiago on my own in September 2013 and the West Highland Way (again on my own… I promise I do have friends) August 2015. I am so excited for this years adventure and my excitement is all down to your amazing book and blog (YAY!)
    I am purchasing the Garmin Oregon 650 and would really be so grateful if I could please have the GPX Tracks and password?
    Thank you for all the information you have provided us… I have been lost in a happy place reading it all 🙂

    Best wishes and many thanks,

    Sophie (fellow caminoist)

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