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The way of the Longobards

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The way of the Longobards

Along the valley on the trail of the Longobards, discovering the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In 2011, UNESCO included a serial site called “The Longobards in Italy. The Places of Power (568-774 AD)” in its list of World Heritage Sites. It is a collection of Longobard monuments along the Italian peninsula, located mainly where the Longobards had created their Duchies.

There are seven attractions in Italy that are part of this site and two of them are in Umbria. One is the Basilica di San Salvatore di Spoleto, while the other is the temple of Clitunno in Pissignano, a hamlet of Campello sul Clitunno.

On this easy-going trek we will connect these two points and follow the trail of the Longobards in Umbria, starting from Spoleto, home of one of the most important duchies in Italy, up to Pissignano. The starting point is the ‘cimitero Monumentale di Spoleto’ (cemetery) and the Basilica we will visit stands inside the cemetery. We will then cross the whole city and walk alongside the Marroggia stream, following it along the whole valley until we reach the temple of Clitunno on a path with hardly any ups and downs. This makes the walk suitable for everyone, as long as you are able to walk for 15 kilometres.

 

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Plan

  1. 1
    Briefing

    h. 09:30
  2. 2
    First part of the trail

    h. 09:40
  3. 3
    Lunch break

    h. 13:00
  4. 4
    Second part of the trail

    h. 14:00

Recommended clothing

  • For this activity we recommend comfortable clothing that does not restrict your freedom of movement.
  • For this activity we recommend comfortable clothing that does not restrict your freedom of movement.
  • We recommend you wear trekking footwear.

We also recommend you bring:
– A comfortable backpack suitable for cycling/walking
– A warm sweater, such as a technical sports shir, for sudden drops in temperature
– A change of clothes (especially socks) in case of sudden rain
– Hat with a sun visor
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sunscreen.

Included

Expert guide

Not included

No other equipment is included, so you will need to equip yourself with whatever accessories you feel necessary, such as walking sticks, sunglasses, binoculars, etc.

Time

The activity will last about 6,5 hours, including small stops. However, the duration may vary depending on the pace of the group and the need to take fewer or more breaks.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

When

You can enjoy this experience only from 1/2 to  30/11.

Children

This activity is also open to children provided they are accompanied by their parents.

Pet policy

Pets are generally allowed, if easily managed. We invite you to liaise with our staff to check whether you can bring along your four-legged friend.

Requirements

To do this activity it is essential to have a good level of physical fitness and to be in good health.

Additional information

  • This activity includes a lunch break, so we advise you to bring a packed lunch or to select the option ‘packed lunch’ so that we can provide it for you. Don’t forget to tell us about any allergies, intolerances or other special dietary needs: we will be happy to adapt your lunch to your needs.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.

Important

  • This activity can only be undertaken in favourable weather conditions, which will be evaluated by our partner and confirmed 48 hours in advance. In case of poor weather conditions we will immediately contact you and propose an alternative activity or a refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.

 

 

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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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