The third section of the Saint Francis Way has you starting in the home of St Francis, Assisi and is predominantly through the region of Umbria before moving into the region of Lazio and arriving at the final stop on this section Rieti. Walking through the Umbrian countryside you will pass by Trevi the ‘capital’ of olive oil production, Spoleto where you can view a letter written by St Francis as well as visiting Monteluco where St Francis meditate in caves. Like the previous sections many of the towns and villages along this section of Saint Francis Way are rich in stories connected with St Francis and none more so than your final destination on this section, Rieti. It is here that the ‘Miracle of Wine’ was preformed when St Francis was staying here towards the end of his life. So why not treat yourself as the end of this section to a glass of white or red Colli della Sabina D.O.C. wine.
Arrive into Assisi, the birthplace and final resting place of St Francis. This town is full of stories and connections to St Francis and well worth exploring. Here you will experience a sense of peacefulness, not only at the Basilica of San Francesco but also throughout the town.