The second section of the St Francis Way begins in Sansepolcro, the home of Buitoni pasta and the first town in Italy to have electricity thanks to the hydroelectric power plant which was built in 1906. Leaving the region of Tuscany behind, this section has you entering the region of Umbria. Medieval hilltop towns, lush green forests, vineyards and olive groves will make up this classic Italian undulating landscape. With each step taking you closer to Assisi, the stories of St Francis abound as you pass through the towns and countryside where St Francis spent his time.
Arrive into Sansepolcro. This town in the western part of Tuscany is the birthplace of Piero della Francesca and you can view his famous “Resurrenction” in the towns museum. If you have time a visit to the nearby convent of Montecasale will not disappoint. A short 15 minute taxi ride out of Sansepolcro in the opposite direction that you will be walking tomorrow, this peaceful and spiritual place is where when robbers were camped nearby St Francis got his followers to provide them with food. To return the favour the robbers provided firewood to the brothers and afterwards even gave up their criminal ways to join them.