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The ways of Francis

Paths between nature and spirituality

A land of transit

A route to retrace the Ways of Saint Francis

Valmarecchia has always been a land of transit, and even St. Francis travelled through it several times. During one of these journeys, in May 1213, Francis, accompanied by Brother Leo, arrived at the castle of Montefeltro (the ancient name for San Leo) and preached in the square in front of many people and nobles. Among them was Orlando Catani, the Count of Chiusi in Casentino, who, moved by Francis’s words, asked to meet him and, after their conversation, gifted him Monte della Verna.

Following the paths walked by St. Francis and the significant places in his history, routes have been developed to introduce them to pilgrims and hikers:

The St. Francis Way from Rimini to La Verna

The Saint Francis Way from Rimini to La Verna passes through Badia Tedalda, with the route leading from San Leo to Passo di Viamaggio.

The Ways of St. Francis in Tuscany

The Ways of St. Francis in Tuscany, with the route from the Hermitage of Cerbaiolo to Sasso di Simone, which includes passing through Badia Tedalda and Sestino. . In August 2023, the Tibetan Bridge on the Ways of St. Francis in Tuscany located in Fresciano di Sotto was inaugurated.Hanging along the Ways of Saint Francis at about 12 metres high, it’s 32,90 metres long and 1,20 metres wide. Today the Tibetan Bridge on the Ways of Francis in Tuscany stands right where once the ancient Romanesque bridge was, allowing the reconnection of both banks of the Marecchia River and representing an important attraction both for our territory and the Ways of Saint Francis in Tuscany. na.

Discover the Ways of Saint Francis in Badia Tedalda

Inside the Local Museum of Tuscan Alta Valmarecchia