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Cammino di Assisi

Discussion in 'Other Pilgrimage Routes' started by sharon w, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. sharon w

    sharon w Member

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    Camino(s) past & future:
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    Has anyone recently walked this route? I am thinking of walking this camino in September next year. However, there is not a great deal of information in English and there appear to be many variations and starting points. Would love to hear from anyone with further information.
    Sharon

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    First Camino 1999, next one (hopefully) 2014, a 'few' kilometers / miles in between ;-)
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    Hi Sharon, it is my intention to walk this in August next year. There are quite a few YouTube clips you might like to look at - a particularly good one on the web site littlegreentacs.

    It is my understanding that pilgrims nominate a start date (when starting from Davadola) and the pilgrim organisation let you know if that is OK. Presumably that is so that pilgrim numbers can be managed with regard to accommodation. I think, once the start date is accepted you turn up at Davadola where you are issued with a pilgrim passport, maps and a list of all available accommodation along the way. There is also an Italian guide book available - http://www.diquipassofrancesco.it/it/

    This route is apparently much harder than the Camino because of the hilly nature of the path. A friend walked it last year and commented how wet it was too, sometimes not overly way marked, but very beautiful. Time is needed to stop and explore a long the way too.

    This is an interesting blog - http://caminoist.org/2013/05/30/final-wrap-up-of-cammino-di-san-francesco-2013/

    http://www.martonen.com/2012/10/cammino-di-assisi-october-2012.html

    My browser translates these reasonably well

    http://www.camminodiassisi.it/EN/tappe-e-percorsi.html

    http://www.camminodifrancesco.it/le_tappe_del_cammino/index.php

    http://www.viefrancigene.it/cammino-di-assisi.html
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    You will be walking during the VIII Centenary ....
    http://www.caminodesantiago.me/comm...go-de-compostela-1214-2014.20822/#post-162900
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    Thank you everyone for your replies. I'm looking forward to learning more about this route. Have recently read a book called "Chasing Francis" which made me want to learn more about St Francis. Will probably walk from la Verna to Assisi.
    Regards
    Sharon
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    I was glancing at the offical website and many of the refuges require booking. Is this mainly for the off season? Or are they not normally staffed?
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    Hi NicoZ, I have not walked this route yet, but it is my understanding that bookings need to be made because in some cases they (the refuges) are not staffed, but I think that it also has to do with size of them and the number of pilgrims on the path. My interpretation is that this is also why they ask pilgrims to set a start date from Davadola, so that numbers can be managed. Janet
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    Received the book:"On the road with St Francis" by Angela Maria Seracchioli today. It is an excellent guidebook and covers the route from La Verna to Poggio Bustone.
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    You can not go wrong by using her guidebook. She like a lot of women when it comes to pilgrim routes is a pioneer of this trail.
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    Hey everyone,

    Planning to go walking with a camino buddy for a few weeks from mid April 2014. We are looking very closely at the Le Puy Route at the moment but she asked me to check out the Camino de Assisi too or an Italian section of Via Francigina. It looks AMAZING :) The info online seems to be nearly all in Italian (thank you Google Chrome translation!) so I will definitely order that book you recommended sharon w :) Thanks for the recommendation!

    Has anyone on this forum walked it? Was wondering how it compares difficulty wise?
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    I can't think of a single criteria in which the LePuy route was not better than the Italian Francigena. I don't know much about the Assisi, though overlapped a bit and we shared a hotel with some of those hikers, so at least in part it must be similar.
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    This is a guide ( in italian) on the Cammino that goes from the Adriatic coast to Assisi. Twelve stages for around 300 km.
    http://95.110.225.117:8080/mursia/i...tte le strade&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=58
    from Assisi you have around 250 km to Rome and you may find some details here
    http://www.pellegrinipersempre.it/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9040
    For the Francigena one of our forum members , Janet from Australia , has made a beautiful blog here
    http://janetleitch.blogspot.com.au/
    Send a PM in case you need details...
    Ciao from Italy
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    Hi Newfydog... not completely understanding your post - are you saying you thought Le Puy was better or the Francigena was better? (Double negatives have always confused me! ;) ) As it turns out it looks like Le Puy Route will be our choice for this year for a variety of reasons. Francigena though is looking to be next one on our list after Le Puy :)
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    Hi Sharon, My husband and I attempted to hike this path in mid October 2013. We had been to Italy a few years back and after hiking the Camino de Santiago twice we thought we'd like to hike the Way of St. Francis. Although we are in very good physical condition and hike an average of 6 plus miles everyday as well as workout daily, until we arrived at Dovadola and received the maps, we didn't realize the remoteness and difficulties in hiking the Apennine Mountains. The scenery is beautiful but the infrastructure is not as well established. It would be best to hike with at least one other person. With more and more people interested in hiking I think the infrastructure will improve in time. You need to speak a little Italian as we met only one person who spoke English.
    We plan on hiking from Le Puy to Pamplona and then train to Portugal and hike up to Santiago for our next adventure. Good luck in whatever path you take. Buen Camino
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