Several trails cross the Upper Tiber Valley. CAI – Club Alpino Italiano – look after them. Toward south the route takes us, through Monte Cedrone and Monte Santa Maria, to Marzana Abbey and Monte Favalto. Going east we reach the Apennines peaks. The north-western direction takes us to Monte Casale, Alpe della Luna, Cerbaiolo hermitage and finally La Verna Sanctuary, where the Saint Francis’ Way begins – well known by pilgrims who want discover the places which inspired St Francis
and by lovers of art, history and nature, also. The path starts from La Verna Sanctuary and in 16 legs crosses the area. In our territory there are those from Sansepolcro, Citerna to Città di Castello and from Città di Castello to Pietralunga. They are difficult, around 28 kilometres each leg. From Sansepolcro we go to the Petriolo Shrine -Fighille Locality – then up to Citerna and from there to Celle. Then we go back down to San Lorenzo – Lerchi locality – where we find the Archeologia Arborea Park then to the Buon Riposo hermitage. From there we enter Città di Castello.
Leaving Città di Castello we head for the Sasso creek – and Restaurant – then Collevecchio localities and Candeggio. From there we go to Pieve de’ Saddi, on up to Candeleto and finally we arrive to Pietralunga. All this is challenging, pilgrims are enthusiastic about the old routes and enjoy seeing rich woodlands, ancient churches and farmhouses, mountain streams and breathtaking views.