Follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi or Saint Benedict on these breathtaking scenic explorations.
We have named these pilgrimages as 'gourmet' on account of the delicious cuisine we incorporate into each tour - whether it be Sabine cooking or specialities of the Ciociaria, and 'panoramic' as they are all set in the most stunning locations.
Option #1 is a personal favourite and takes in the Franciscan sanctuaries at Fonte Colombo, Greccio and La Foresta all situated in the sacred valley close to Rieti town. This route is designed to allow you switch-off from the stresses of modern day life. The sacred valley, as it is know, envelopes you in a tranquillity and silence that is hard to find these days and has amazing 360° views.
Option #2 leads us in the footsteps of Saint Benedict and can include Subiaco, Anagni or Trisulti. This route takes us along a mix of winding country roads, leading up to higher altitudes, and part of the Roma-Napoli motorway. On this tour one can't help but feel somewhat like a medieval friar, wandering through cloisters or climbing up to hermitages built into the rock.
Option #3 takes us to the southernmost corner of Lazio to take in Benedictine abbeys and can include Cassino, Casamari or Trisulti. This route takes us along greater sections of the Roma-Napoli motorway but also includes some picturesque internal country roads.
As with our related Panoramic Sanctuaries & Chocolate Tour there are several possibilities, so if you have a particular idea let us know and we will work with you to create something unique.
Option #1 - this tour is all about serenity, amazing panoramas and great food. The history in this area ties-in well with Christmas, so a visit in Autumn/early Winter is a particularly lovely time to explore.
Option #2 - this tour is all about Medieval Christian art, mosaics and winding country roads. The lunch here is in Anagni old town and the itinerary is generally relaxed.
Option #3 - this tour can go off-the-beaten-path or can be a simple visit to one destination. The location of this itinerary can include one of two delightful lunch options - one at the lakeside or one high up mountains with panoramic views.
Each of the tour proposals require a certain amount of walking so you need to be physically reasonably fit to enjoy them fully.
Itineraries can be as little as 5-6 hours up to 10-11 hours.
Contact us with your request.