Just like on yesterday’s riding day to Bolsena, the “scenic route” is highly recommendable! Enjoying the small and twisty roads, we can make stopovers in Orvieto with its famous Dome – striped in white travertine and greenish-black basalt -, or in the world’s “most livable city” Todi – according to the legend built by Hercules. We pass by Perugia, well-known for its culture, art – and chocolate!
Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, is our destination today and we will spend two nights in this little gem. We are now in the region of Umbria, the only Italian region having neither a coastline nor a border with other countries.