Paesaggio Urbino
 

WITH THE ANCIENT PILGRIMS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

 
ONE DAY TOUR

Itinerary on the discovery of places linked to the life and spirituality of St. Francis. We will take the last stage of the Franciscan Way of the Marca that from Venarotta reaches the city of Ascoli, a 5-hour walk during which we will immerse ourselves in the places and flavors of the past. Our journey will start from the Octagonal Church of the Cardinal of Venarotta, during the journey we will retrace the places that once were the protagonists of the pilgrims’ step who, starting from Assisi, came to Ascoli Piceno to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis.

As we get closer and closer to the city of Ascoli we will see the outline of Mount Ascensione taking shape: we will discover how over time both its name and its profile have evoked myths, aroused emotions and told legends and traditions. We will enter Ascoli by crossing the ancient Roman bridge of Solestà over the Tronto river, we will reach the Church of San Francis which overlooks the delightful Piazza del Popolo. We will then reach Piazza Arrigo dominated by the facade of the Cathedral of Saint Emidio.

Precisely in this square in 1215, before his trip to the East, St. Francis preached. According to the testimony of Tommaso da Celano, he orated in Piazza Arrigo. In that square he preached the word of God with such ardor and devotion that 30 young people joined him. These 30 young people then gave rise to the first Ascoli Franciscan community of Conventual Friars Minor. Upon arrival in Ascoli, after nourishing the spirit, we will also nourish the body while enjoying a delicious medieval-themed dinner.


ITINERARY DESCRIPTION

MEETING POINT: ASCOLI PICENO. 9:00 am - arrival by own vehicle. Group welcome and monastic-style breakfast at the Main Cloister of the Church of Saint Francis. After breakfast, transfer to Venarotta.

START OF THE VENAROTTA WAY - ASCOLI PICENO: 10:30 am - start of the walk starting from the Octagonal Church of the Cardinal of Venarotta with the guide who describes the history throughout the journey. During the journey we will retrace the places that once were the protagonists of the step of the pilgrims who, starting from Assisi, came to Ascoli Piceno to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis. 1:00p.m. - stop for lunch scheduled during the walk: lunch will also focus on the flavors and preparations typical of that time.

ARRIVAL IN ASCOLI PICENO: 5.00 pm - we will enter Ascoli crossing the Roman bridge of Solestà on the Tronto river, we will reach the Church of Saint Francis which overlooks the delightful Piazza del Popolo. We will then reach Piazza Arrigo dominated by the facade of the Cathedral of Saint Emidio.

DINNER: 7.30 p.m. / 8.00 p.m. - medieval style themed dinner at the Locanda del Medioevo in Ascoli Piceno. After dinner, return to your own homes.
 
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEES

- BASE 2 PAX: EURO 175

- BASE 5 PAX: EURO 110

- BASE 10 PAX: EURO 90

- BASE 20 PAX: EURO 80
 

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