This final section of the St Francis Way takes from the Appennine mountain range down into the Tiber Valley plain before arriving into the outer-suburbs of Rome and then the final destination the Basilica of St Peter in the Vatican City. Passing through valleys and over hills, by olive groves and small ancient towns and villages this walk gives you the perspective of moving from the peaceful Italian countryside to the expansive, cosmopolitan city of Rome and the home of the Catholic Church, the Vatican City.
Arrive into Rieti. This town in the Lazio region is steeped in history from the Roman period right up to today. Located on the slopes of the Reatini and Sabini Mountains Reiti has some spectacular mountainous scenery and it is easy to see why St Francis spent so much time in the surrounding tranquil countryside.