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Medieval Umbria

A 6, 8 or 9- day walking holiday
Assisi - Spello - Bevagna - Montefalco - Trevi - Spoleto

Walking through a wonderful valley from Assisi to Spoleto

This tour is the perfect combination of visiting typical Umbrian medieval towns and walking through exciting colourful landscapes with unique views. Umbria has been praised for its pure beauty since Roman times, because of its greenness, many lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls.

Basilica S.Francesco Assisi

The tour starts in the beautiful and fascinating town of Assisi, the pilgrims’ town built against the slopes of Mount Subasio and it finishes in Spoleto, a very special town with many squares, lovely little streets, shops with local delicacies and handicrafts, restaurants and many sights to visit. Take your time to visit Assisi, impressively built overlooking the valley. The church of St. Francis is a real pearl with the frescoes of Giotto, Cimabue, Simone Martini and many other artists. But not only Assisi is a highlight of this walking tour, because in the Valle Umbra there are many small medieval towns. The following days you will walk from one art treasure to the other: Spello, Bevagna, Montefalco, Trevi and Spoleto. The routes are not too long, so you have enough time to visit the lovely old town centres and enjoy a nice dish and good glass of local wine on the cozy medieval squares.

Food during walking tour Umbria

The 8-day tour can be extended by 1 night in which you have an extra night in Assisi. On this day you can choose from 3 walks: a cultural walk through the centre of Assisi, a shorter or longer walk in the surroundings of Assisi. There is also a shorter 6-day version in which you start in Assisi and end your tour in Trevi. 

Medieval Umbria: walking from Assisi to Spoleto

DIFFICULTY: 2

Moderate with the possibility making some more strenuous walks. You walk in hilly countryside without not too much climbing and descending. There is time to visit the medieval towns along the route. The duration of the walks are between 4 and 6 hours a day; 12 to 20 km with an average walking time of 3-4 km an hour. There is walking experience needed. Total km to walk:

6-day tour: minimum 50 km / 31 miles and maximum 60 km / 37,5 miles.

8-day tour: minimum 78 km / 48,5 miles and maximum 89 km / 55,5 miles.

9-day tour: minimum 100 km / 62 miles and maximum 109 km / 68 miles.

 Difficulty level 2  


DEPARTURES:

All the year-round (best period April – June  / end of August – October)


PARTICIPANTS:
1 or more people. 


Start / Finish: Assisi / Spoleto


Code: W 001 UMB

Prices

From € 382,00

Daily program of

6-day / 5-night tour

Day 1 | Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi

When you arrive by train or by car, you see Assisi already from afar. It is a proudly looking over the Valle Umbra and especially the convent and church of Saint Francis make an impressive impression. If you arrive early, you can already discover the old town centre and wandering through its alleys and streets. Cafés are inviting you to sit down and enjoy a ‘gelato’, cappuccino or a good glass of local wine. Assisi, as a pilgrimage town, is full of monuments linked to the lives of the famous Franciscan saints, Clara and Francis. A must, of course, are the Basilicas of St. Francis, St. Clare and the monastery of San Damiano. Overnight stay in a **** or *** star hotel

Day 2 | Assisi - Spello (10,8 km / 6,7 mi or 17,4 km / 10,8 mi)

Today you say goodbye to Assisi and will walk to Spello. There are two routes to choose off, a longer one going uphill to the hermitage Eremo delle Carceri or a shorter one through olive groves along the slopes of Monte Subasio. From the porta Cappuccini a footpath will take you to the hermitage, situated at 830m a.s.l. In this mystic place, Saint Francis and his companions used to retreat themselves to meditate in the woods. After St. Francis’s death, a small monastery was built on this spot. Passing the spring ‘Tre Fontane’ and the abbey of S. Benedetto you will descend to Spello, walking first through the woods and then amongst olive groves.
Total Ascent-descent: + 788m -870m
Walking time: 6 hours
Distance: 17, 4 km / 10,8 miles

or

The lower route follows the slopes of Mount Subasio and involves less climbing, but it is the same a beautiful walk amongst olive groves with astounding views.
Spello is built, like Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. This little town has Roman origins, as several features remind us of, including the porta Venere and porta Consolare town gates, the Roman Mosaics, and the remains of a Roman theatre. Do not forget to admire the colorful frescoes by Pinturicchio in the church S.Maria Maggiore.
Total ascent-descent: + 270m – 359m
Walking time: 3 hours
Distance: 10,8 km / 6,7 miles

Day 3 | Spello - Bevagna (16,5 km / 10,3 mi)

You will leave the hills for a while now and will descend into the valley ‘Valle Umbra’. Walking on quiet little country roads you will arrive in Bevagna, which unlike most Umbrian towns isn’t built on a hilltop, but rather at the confluence of the rivers Timia and Topino. During Roman times Bevagna was a prosperous town, as it was positioned along the busy trade road, the Via Flaminia, which connected Rome with the Adriatic coast. Particularly characteristic is the 2km of 13th to 14th-century town walls, which are draped around Bevagnas historic centre. The heart of this town is the square, ‘Piazza Silvestri’, with its beautiful fountain and two Romanesque churches. Do not forget to visit the mosaic of the former Roman baths. Your hotel *** is in the historic centre or just outside the town.
Total ascent: + 81m – 176 m
Walking time: 4 ½ hours
Distance: 16,5 km / 10,3 mi

Day 4 | Bevagna - Montefalco (12,4 km / 7,7 mi)

You will again be walking through a slightly hilly landscape, but the olive groves soon make way for vineyards. The hills surrounding Montefalco are famous for the production of excellent wines: Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c.g.. To reach the town you have to climb some because Montefalco is –predictable- built on a hilltop. The town is also known as the balcony (‘ringhiera’) of Umbria, because of its beautiful panorama over the valley. The St. Francis church is now a fine museum, housing, among other things, frescoes by the Florentine painter Benozzo Gozzoli. Do not leave Montefalco before tasting some of the delicious wines in one of the many wine bars.
Total ascent-descent: + 446m -220m
Walking time: 3 hours 45 min
Distance: 12,4 km / 7,7 miles

Day 5 | Montefalco - Trevi (13,4 km / 8,4 mi)

On your way to Trevi (420m a.s.l.), on the lower flank of Mt. Serano overlooking the wide plain of the Clitunno river, your route crosses the fertile valley with its various waterways. Trevi is also called the capital of olive oil and indeed, you will notice that the slopes of the surrounding mountains are covered with evergreen olive groves. Trevi has a dozen medieval churches: the most important are the Romanesque Duomo (S. Emiliano), the shrine of the Madonna delle Lacrime notable for a fresco by Perugino and the former church of S. Francesco, now a museum. You will stay in a *** or **** hotel in the historic centre.
Total Ascent-Descent: +250m -305m
Walking time: 4 hours
Distance 13,5 km / 8,4 mi

Day 6 | End of the tour after breakfast

End of your tour through a wonderful valley. Trevi has a train station in the valley 4km from your hotel.

Rosone Meravigliosa Umbria Divider
Daily program of

8-day / 7-night tour

Day 1 | Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi

When you arrive by train or by car, you see Assisi already from afar. It is a proudly looking over the Valle Umbra and especially the convent and church of Saint Francis make an impressive impression. If you arrive early, you can already discover the old town centre and wandering through its alleys and streets. Cafés are inviting you to sit down and enjoy a ‘gelato’, cappuccino or a good glass of local wine. Assisi, as a pilgrimage town, is full of monuments linked to the lives of the famous Franciscan saints, Clara and Francis. A must, of course, are the Basilicas of St. Francis, St. Clare and the monastery of San Damiano. Overnight stay in a **** or *** star hotel

Day 2 | Assisi - Spello (10,8 km / 6,7 miles or 17,4 km / 10,8 mi)

Today you say goodbye to Assisi and will walk to Spello. There are two routes to choose off, a longer one going uphill to the hermitage Eremo delle Carceri or a shorter one through olive groves along the slopes of Monte Subasio. From the porta Cappuccini a footpath will take you to the hermitage, situated at 830m a.s.l. In this mystic place, Saint Francis and his companions used to retreat to meditate in the woods. After St. Francis’s death, a small monastery was built on this spot. Passing the spring ‘Tre Fontane’ and the abbey of S. Benedetto you will descend to Spello, walking first through the woods and then amongst olive groves.
Total Ascent-descent: + 788m -870m
Walking time: 6 hours
Distance: 17, 4 km / 10,8 miles

or

The lower route follows the slopes of Mount Subasio and involves less climbing, but it is the same a beautiful walk amongst olive groves with astounding views.
Spello is built, like Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. This little town has Roman origins, as several features reminds us off, including the porta Venere and porta Consolare town gates, the Roman Mosaics and the remains of a Roman theatre. Do not forget to admire the colorful frescoes by Pinturicchio in the church S.Maria Maggiore.
Total ascent-descent: + 270m – 359m
Walking time: 3 hours
Distance: 10,8 km / 6,7 miles

Day 3 | Spello - Bevagna (16,5 km / 10,3 mi)

You will leave the hills for a while now and will descend into the valley ‘Valle Umbra’. Walking on quiet little country roads you will arrive in Bevagna, which unlike most Umbrian towns isn’t built on a hilltop, but rather at the confluence of the rivers Timia and Topino. During Roman times Bevagna was a prosperous town, as it was positioned along the busy trade road, the Via Flaminia, which connected Rome with the Adriatic coast. Particularly characteristic is the 2km of 13th to 14th-century town walls, which are draped around Bevagnas historic centre. The heart of this town is the square, ‘Piazza Silvestri’, with its beautiful fountain and two Romanesque churches. Do not forget to visit the mosaic of the former Roman baths. Your hotel *** is in the historic centre or just outside the town.
Total ascent: + 81m – 176 m
Walking time: 3 ½ hours or 4 ½ hours
Distance: 16,5 km / 10,3 mi

Day 4 | Bevagna - Montefalco (12,4 km / 7,7 mi)

You will again be walking through a slightly hilly landscape, but the olive groves soon make way for vineyards. The hills surrounding Montefalco are famous for the production of excellent wines: Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c.g. To reach the town you have to climb some because Montefalco is –predictable- built on a hilltop. The town is also known as the balcony (‘ringhiera’) of Umbria, because of its beautiful panorama over the valley. The St. Francis church is now a fine museum, housing, among other things, frescoes by the Florentine painter Benozzo Gozzoli. Do not leave Montefalco before tasting some of the delicious wines in one of the many wine bars.
Total ascent-descent: + 446m -220m
Walking time: 3 hours 45 min
Distance: 12,4 km / 7,7 miles

Day 5 | Montefalco - Trevi (13,5 km / 8,4 mi)

On your way to Trevi (420m a.s.l.), on the lower flank of Mt. Serano overlooking the wide plain of the Clitunno river, your route crosses the fertile valley with its various waterways. Trevi is also called the capital of olive oil and indeed, you will notice that the slopes of the surrounding mountains are covered with evergreen olive groves. Trevi has a dozen medieval churches: the most important is the Romanesque Duomo (S. Emiliano), the shrine of the Madonna delle Lacrime notable for a fresco by Perugino, and the former church of S. Francesco, now a museum. You will stay in a *** or **** hotel in the historic centre.
Total Ascent-Descent: +250m -305m
Walking time: 4 hours
Distance 13,4 km / 8,4 mi

Day 6 | Trevi - Poreta (13 km / 8 mi or 10,3 km / 7 mi or 12,3 km / 7,5 mi )

From Trevi you will pick up the pilgrimage route the Way of Saint Francis, which runs from La Verna in Tuscany, crosses Umbria and finishes in Rome. The route will lead you through olive groves and you will have astonishing views of the Valle Umbra. You pass one of the nicest ‘Borghi’ of Umbria, the walled-in Campello Alto. Your route continues through olive groves until the hamlet Poreta. Overnight stay in **, *** or **** On request it is possible to have an overnight in a deluxe country house in Campello Alto.

Ascent-Descent: + 461m -560m (Borgo Marmotta) or Relais Borgo Campello + 432m –
358m or Hotel le Fontanelle + 593m -359m
Walking time: 4 hrs (Borgo Campello), 4 hrs 30 mins (Fontanelle) or 4 hr. 45 min (Poreta)
Distance: 13 km/8 mi (Poreta Borga Marmotta) or 10,3 km/7 mi (Borgo Campello) or 12,3 km / 7,5 mi) albergo le Fontanelle

Day 7 | Poreta - Spoleto (15 km / 9,3 mi or 17,5 km / 11 mi or 19 km / 11,8 mi)

You leave Poreta and walk again along the Way of Saint Francis. Also today, the olive groves will accompany you. You cross Eggi, a typical medieval ‘Borgo’ and you will reach Spoleto, a pretty hill-town filled with beautiful architecture. It is famous for the Spoleto Festival, which takes place every summer (end of June beginning of July). In Spoleto worthwhile to visit are the cathedral, the castle, a Roman house, Roman theatre and many museums. Spoleto is not only art and culture, but also food & wine ! The town has some nice shops with fantastic local products, many cozy bars with terraces and excellent restaurants. Overnight stay in a *** or **** hotel

Total ascent-descent: + 481m -447m (Poreta) or +541m -664m (Campello Alto) or +487m – 771m (Le Fontanelle)
Walking Time: 4 hours 20 min (Poreta) or 5 hours 10 (Campello Alto) or 5 uur 50 (Le Fontanelle)
Distance: 15 km / 9,3 miles (Poreta village) – 17,5 km / 11 mi (Campello Alto) or 19 km / 11,8 mi ( Le Fontanelle)

Day 8 | End of your tour after breakfast

End of your tour through a wonderful valley. Spoleto has a train station in the valley 3km from your hotel.

Rosone Meravigliosa Umbria Divider
Daily program of

9-day / 8-night tour

Day 1 | Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi

When you arrive by train or by car, you see Assisi already from afar. It is a proudly looking over the Valle Umbra and especially the convent and church of Saint Francis make an impressive impression. If you arrive early, you can already discover the old town centre and wandering through its alleys and streets. Cafés are inviting you to sit down and enjoy a ‘gelato’, cappuccino or a good glass of local wine. Assisi, as a pilgrimage town, is full of monuments linked to the lives of the famous Franciscan saints, Clara and Francis. A must, of course, are the Basilicas of St. Francis, St. Clare and the monastery of San Damiano. Overnight stay in a **** or *** star hotel

Day 2 | Discover Assisi or its surroundings (12 km / 7,5 mi)

1. The cultural town walk will take you around the most important cultural monuments of Assisi, which are mostly connected with the lives of the saints Francis and Clare, who were born and died in Assisi. From the hotel, your walk goes up to the Porta Cappuccini, the highest town gate (470m a.s.l.) of Assisi. You will walk through a tangle of little alleys and crossing medieval squares passing the medieval castle, the basilica of St. Francis, the temple of Minerva, the church ‘Chiesa Nuova’ and the basilica of St. Clare. Arrived at the monastery of St. Damiano, you can choose to go back to your hotel or to continue your walk downhill to the village of S.Maria degli Angeli to visit the impressive basilica. From here, you take the local bus to go back to Assisi.
Walking time 3 – 4 ½ hours

2. The walk through the national park of Mount Subasio:
This is a beautiful walk in the shade of the woods of Mount Subasio. From the Porta Cappuccini town gates, you walk up the hermitage Eremo delle Carceri (830m a.s.l.) on Monte Subasio, a holy place where St Francis retreated himself. Then you descend along trails and quiet country roads back to Assisi.
Total ascent / descent: + 544m -544m
Distance: 12 km / 7,5 miles
Walking time: 4 ore

Day 3 | Assisi - Spello (10,8 km / 6,7 miles or 17,4 km / 10,8 mi)

Today you say goodbye to Assisi and will walk to Spello. There are two routes to choose off, a longer one going uphill to the hermitage Eremo delle Carceri or a shorter one through olive groves along the slopes of Monte Subasio. From the porta Cappuccini a footpath will take you to the hermitage, situated at 830m a.s.l. In this mystic place Saint Francis and his companions used to retreat themselves to meditate in the woods. After St. Francis’s death, a small monastery was built on this spot. Passing the spring ‘Tre Fontane’ and the abbey of S. Benedetto you will descend to Spello, walking first through the woods and then amongst olive groves.
Total Ascent-descent: + 788m -870m
Walking time: 6 hours
Distance: 17, 4 km / 10,8 miles

or

The lower route follows the slopes of Mount Subasio and involves less climbing, but it is the same a beautiful walk amongst olive groves with astounding views.
Spello is built, like Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. This little town has Roman origins, as several features remind us of, including the porta Venere and porta Consolare town gates, the Roman Mosaics, and the remains of a Roman theatre. Do not forget to admire the colorful frescoes by Pinturicchio in the church S.Maria Maggiore.
Total ascent-descent: + 270m – 359m
Walking time: 3 hours
Distance: 10,8 km / 6,7 miles

Day 4 | Spello - Bevagna (16,5 km / 10,3 mi)

You will leave the hills for a while now and will descend into the valley ‘Valle Umbra’. Walking on quiet little country roads you will arrive in Bevagna, which unlike most Umbrian towns isn’t built on a hilltop, but rather at the confluence of the rivers Timia and Topino. During Roman times Bevagna was a prosperous town, as it was positioned along the busy trade road, the Via Flaminia, which connected Rome with the Adriatic coast. Particularly characteristic is the 2km of 13th to 14th-century town walls, which are draped around Bevagnas historic centre. The heart of this town is the square, ‘Piazza Silvestri’, with its beautiful fountain and two Romanesque churches. Do not forget to visit the mosaic of the former Roman baths. Your hotel *** is in the historic centre or just outside the town.

Total ascent: + 81m – 176 m
Walking time: 4 ½ hours
Distance: 16,5 km / 10,3 mi

Day 5 | Bevagna - Montefalco (12,4 km / 7,7 mi)

You will again be walking through a slightly hilly landscape, but the olive groves soon make way for vineyards. The hills surrounding Montefalco are famous for the production of excellent wines: Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c.g.. To reach the town you have to climb some because Montefalco is –predictable- built on a hilltop. The town is also known as the balcony (‘ringhiera’) of Umbria, because of its beautiful panorama over the valley. The St. Francis church is now a fine museum, housing, among other things, frescoes by the Florentine painter Benozzo Gozzoli. Do not leave Montefalco before tasting some of the delicious wines in one of the many wine bars. Overnight stay in a *** star hotel
Total ascent-descent: + 446m -220m
Walking time: 3 hours 45 min
Distance: 12,4 km / 7,7 miles

Day 6 | Montefalco - Trevi (13,5 km / 8,4 mi)

On your way to Trevi (420m a.s.l.), on the lower flank of Mt. Serano overlooking the wide plain of the Clitunno river, your route crosses the fertile valley with its various waterways. Trevi is also called the capital of olive oil and indeed, you will notice that the slopes of the surrounding mountains are covered with evergreen olive groves. Trevi has a dozen medieval churches: the most important are the Romanesque Duomo (S. Emiliano), the shrine of the Madonna delle Lacrime notable for a fresco by Perugino, and the former church of S. Francesco, now a museum. You will stay in a *** or **** hotel in the historic centre.

Total Ascent-Descent: +250m -305m
Walking time: 4 hours
Distance 13,5 km / 8,4 mi

Day 7 |Trevi - Poreta (13 km / 8 mi or 10,3 km / 7 mi or 12.3 km / 7,5 mi )

From Trevi you will pick up the pilgrimage route the Way of Saint Francis, which runs from La Verna in Tuscany, crosses Umbria and finishes in Rome. The route will lead you through olive groves and you will have astonishing views of the Valle Umbra. You pass one of the nicest ‘Borghi’ of Umbria, the walled-in Campello Alto. Your route continues through olive groves until the hamlet Poreta. Overnight stay in **, *** or **** On request it is possible to have an overnight in a deluxe country house in Campello Alto.

Ascent-Descent: + 461m -560m (Borgo Marmotta) or Relais Borgo Campello + 432m –
358m or Hotel le Fontanelle + 593m -359m
Walking time: 4 hrs (Borgo Campello), 4 hrs 30 mins (Fontanelle) or 4 hr. 45 min (Poreta)
Distance: 13 km/8 mi (Poreta Borga Marmotta) or 10,3 km/7 mi (Borgo Campello) or 12,3 km / 7,5 mi) albergo le Fontanelle

Day 8 |Poreta - Spoleto (15 km / 9,3 mi or 17,5 km / 11 mi or 19 km / 11,8 mi)

You leave Poreta and walk again along the Way of Saint Francis. Also today, the olive groves will accompany you. You cross Eggi, a typical medieval ‘Borgo’ and you will reach Spoleto, a pretty hill-town filled with beautiful architecture. It is famous for the Spoleto Festival, which takes place every summer (end of June beginning of July). In Spoleto worthwhile to visit are the cathedral, the castle, a Roman house, Roman theatre and many museums. Spoleto is not only art and culture, but also food & wine ! The town has some nice shops with fantastic local products, many cosy bars with terraces and excellent restaurants. Overnight stay in a *** or **** hotel

Total ascent-descent: + 481m -447m (Poreta) or +541m -664m (Campello Alto) or +487m – 771m (Le Fontanelle)
Walking Time: 4 hours 20 min (Poreta) or 5 hours 10 (Campello Alto) or 5 uur 50 (Le Fontanelle)
Distance: 15 km / 9,3 miles (Poreta village) – 17,5 km / 11 mi (Campello Alto) or 19 km / 11,8 mi ( Le Fontanelle)

Day 9 |End of your tour after breakfast

End of your tour through a wonderful valley. Spoleto has a train station in the valley 3km from your hotel.

Rosone Meravigliosa Umbria Divider