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The way of St Francis via di Francesco: from Florence to Assisi and Rome by Sandy Brown

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This guidebook to the Way of St Francis describes a 550km month-long pilgrim trail through the green heart of Italy. The route begins at Florence and goes through Assisi before its climax in Rome, exploring the mountains of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio on the way. The route is split into 28 stages, each graded from "easy" to "hard". Some stages include steep climbs and descents, but no special gear is required. Alongside a detailed route description, colour maps and accommodation information, the guidebook contains a concise biography of Francis of Assisi and stories of his life that relate to each location visited. Also included is a walking tour of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. This book is a trove of information that makes a perfect companion for anyone setting out to walk the Way of St Francis. The Way of St Francis is one of the most popular pilgrim routes in Italy, and it offers a great range of sights: olive groves, vineyards, Renaissance Florence, the Casentino National Forest, hilltop towns, ancient ruins, mountains, the Marmore Falls, the Vatican City and more.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-281).

Other titlesVia di Francesco, Trekking the way of St Francis, Way of Saint Francis, Cicerone way of St Francis
Statementby Sandy Brown
The Physical Object
Pagination281 pages
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27200175M
ISBN 101852846267
ISBN 109781852846268

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A very useful guide book for anyone contemplating the St Francis Way. The first section of the book is devoted to practical issues after a preamble about the history of the route. Advice is given about public transport, how to get a Pilgrim Certificate, best times to walk, what to carry, opening times of shops, restaurants and so forth, budget. From the book’s back cover: The Way of St. Francis links cultural treasures and cherished sites from the life of Francis of Assisi into a km pilgrimage from Florence through Assisi to Rome. Ideal for the experienced Santiago pilgrim who seeks a less crowded adventure, the route begins among the Renaissance masterpieces of Florence.   Excellent book on the philosophy of St. Francis by a Franciscan scholar. Bodo's work is easy to read, but full of excellent insight. It's not hard to see how Francis has been misused and misunderstood for centuries, and how far the Catholic church (and all Christian churches, really) have moved from what St. Francis lived and taught, which is sad, seeing as he is universally acknowledged /5. Since The Way of St Francis: From Florence to Assisi and Rome was published in there have been lots of developments and lots of people with questions about many aspects of the trek. To make it easier to answer questions I’ve created this page as a one-stop source where common questions are answered and resources can be shared.

The St Francis Way in Italy, also known as the Cammino di Francesco, is a superb walking trail inspired by the life of St Francis of Assisi.. Coronavirus Camino News Updates. The St Francis Way takes an ancient Roman road from Florence to Rome, following in the footsteps of Saint Francis across stunning and peaceful countryside, passing important Franciscan sites such as La Verna sanctuary.   What better way to honor St. Francis’ respect and compassion for nature - much-needed today - than to walk in his footsteps along the Via di Francesco, a km route in central Italy, departing from Florence and ending at St. Peter’s Square in Rome, passing through the green heart of Italy, Umbria, and, most importantly, the places and.   The St Francis Way or Cammino di Francesco is indeed a challenging walk, at we have it graded as a level 4 trail (out of 5).. Richard from the Customer Care team shares a few tips all walkers contemplating travelling the . About The Way of St. Francis. The Way of St. Francis challenges the reader with a renewed understanding of the saint: a Francis who shows us a way of life both stimulating and troubling, who asks us to look again at the possibilities within us and around us, and to whom we turn repeatedly in interpreting our own human experience of God.

As the book went on, however, the content drifted from a meditation on Francis' life to a memoir of what it has meant for Bodo to live as a member of the Franciscan order. The end of the book returned to Francis in a strong way. This is reason I give the book only stars. All things considered, it is a very good book, a worthy read for anyone/5(22).   Starting the Way of s from Dovadola to particularly La Verna, you are totally crossing the Apennines, so it is continuous up and down. A bicyclist would follow the roads, but to the hiker it is a strenuous solitary workout.   Saint Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him .   The idea for this article was submitted by Hannah of Cicerone Press, who asked me if I would be interested to write an article about the Way of St Francis, a walking route retracing the amazing pilgrimage completed by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.. The month-long walking route, as suggested by Sandy Brown, the author of the guidebook The Way of St Francis, is one of the world’s.