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Francesco’s Way The North way: La Verna – Assisi. The stretch Città di Castello-Gubbio
Besides being an inner spiritual itinerary, this itinerary offers also a cultural and naturalistic experience. You will reach charming villages, enjoy breath taking views and meet friendly people in ancient rural environments.
Duration
4 Days
Meeting point
Città di Castello
Price
€ 165
Organiser
Consortium ASSOCIAZIONE VALLE DEL CARPINA

Our association promotes, organizes and plans tailor-made thematic, enogastronomic, historical-artistic and sporting in this unspoilt corner of Umbria.

The Carpina Valley is an unexplored oasis in the northern part of the Umbria region, on the border with the Marches and at a short distance from Tuscany. The area is rich in history and traditions that can be also perceived among local people. Thre you can enjoy pleasant stays discovering a new culture and admiring a wild nature. After a journey through hills and valleys you arrive in Pietralunga, an ancient village with a small community.   Once there  you will soon have the feeling of being in a place with a past still alive. The simple and  humble people there are strongly linked to their traditions, they are  very hospitable and are pleased to share with you their everyday life even for a short period. Here are some definitions for the Carpina Valley: The Valley of Colours. For the peculiarity of its natural environment. The Spring and Autumn seasons portray landscapes with a unique variety of colours, You can  admire them by participating to the leaf peeping activities guided by experts. The Valley of Flavours. In the Farmholidays and country houses, once ancient farms and country inns,  you can now enjoy genuine food prepared by skilled housewives following  recipes handed down from generations: handmade pasta, torta sul panaro (a traditional flat bread),  pork products following ancient processing methods and gnocchi made with the precious white potato grown on the land of Pietralunga The Valley of Crafts It will be exciting for you to be part of a community where ancient crafts are preserved and are still alive in the old worhshops of blacksmith or in the seasonal activities of peasants. The  Valley of Scents The White Truffle, the Summer Truffle and the Bianchetto flavour dishes all year round. Wild fruit such as cherries and blackthorns are processed to make delicious liqueurs The Valley of Silence A sense of peace and quiet atmosphere has surrounded for centuries this territory. Lots of Pilgrims choose to stop and rest in the Village, that is an intermediare stage of the religious Franciscan Way going  fron Assisi to La Verna   We  can offer itineraries combining the various activities of the Carpina Valley and following your specific interests and requirements.  

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Program
4 Days

Francesco’s north way leaves from the Sanctuary of La Verna and leads up to Assisi. It and includes 8 stages.The central part of this journey includes three interesting stages: the towns of Città di Castello and Gubbio and the medieval village of Pietralunga.Besides being an inner spiritual itinerary, this itinerary offers also a cultural and naturalistic experience. You will reach charming villages, enjoy breath taking views and meet friendly people in ancient rural environments. The whole journey will become an unforgettable life and travel experience.From Città di Castello to Gubbio via Pietralunga alternative routes are possible: walking, biking or horseriding. 

You can choose the best way to get to know this part of Umbria

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Arrival in Città di Castello
Arrival in the Renaissance town of Città di Castello. You will learn about the most important monuments such as the Cathedral, The Church of San Domenico and of San Francesco, but also about the museums of Tela Umbra and contemporary art of Alberto Burri. Dinner and overnight stay. 
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The stretch Città di Castello - Pietralunga

After breakfast departure for Pietralunga, on the way visit to Pieve de ‘ Saddi (5th century). In Pietralunga you will go through the ancient lanes of the village and have a delicious traditional meal at dinner.

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The stretch Pietralunga - Gubbio

After breakfast, departure for Gubbio. In the town you will visit the places dedicated to Saint Francis, among them the Church, the Convent, the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria. 

Dinner and overnight stay.

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Departure

Departure

What is included

3 half board accommodation in double room or single room. The Pilgrim’s stamp.

What is not included

Tips, personal extras and anything not specified under the heading “the price includes”.  

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