The Way of St Francis connects places and paths important in the life of Francis of Assissi, Italy's patron saint. On the way it passes countless wonders, from Michaelangelo's David, Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's tower in Florence to quiet mountain pathways, olive groves and vineyards in what Italians call 'Il cuore verde d'Italia' – the green heart of Italy. The route travels through hilltop towns, passes ancient ruins, and comes to an end in bustling St Peter's Square.
The guidebook contains a concise biography of St Francis and stories from his life relating to each location you'll visit. Route descriptions are accompanied by colour maps and stage profiles, accommodation listings, information about shrines and churches, and more. This wealth of information makes this a perfect companion on a walk that, even after many centuries, echoes with St Francis' presence.
- useful information on travel, training and equipment
- suggestions for longer and shorter itineraries
- additional walking tour of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome
About the author
Sanford 'Sandy' Brown is an activist, long-distance walker and ordained minister from Seattle, Washington. After reading The Pilgrimage, by Paolo Coelho, he planned his first trek on the Camino de Santiago and since then has walked over 3500 kilometres on pilgrim trails in Spain and Italy. He records his pilgrim adventures in his popular blog: www.caminoist.org.