Saint Francis traveled the Apennines during the dark Middle Ages, searching for signs of God in nature and spreading the message of peace, humility, and brotherhood.
As you start from Florence, one of Italy's most beautiful cities, you are immediately immersed in a rural landscape that changes color every day, offering you new reasons for enchantment, surprising you and caressing your senses. The first stretch of Via di Francesco is a captivating prelude to the entire journey.
The Foreste Casentinesi National Park, a magical place filled with energy, housing the Hermitage of Camaldoli; the Medieval center of the village of Stia, the Casentino woods, the unforgettable panoramic views of the Val di Sieve and the Valle Santa.
Finally, Chiusi della Verna, with its Sanctuary - few other places preserve so well the energy of Francis and the simplicity and beauty of his message, which transcends all religious beliefs and soothes body and soul.