Ponte San Giovanni – Deruta (Via Amerina)
Descrizione della tappa
(without passing by Assisi)(km 20)
direct connection with the via Francigena (from Siena) or Gubbio
Road suface: asphalt
Walking time: 5 hours
Level of difficulty: easy
From Perugia to Ponte San Giovanni follow exactly the same road indicated for the stage Perugia-Assisi until the old bridge on the Tiber (Ponte Vecchio sul Tevere) (4). After crossing the bridge, instead of turning left towards Assisi, continue on the right on Via del Sottopasso, turn left on via Ferriera (SP401) and continue until Torgiano (13). At the intersection with Via Assisi, continue straight on Via di Ponterosciano (SP403). Cross the bridge over the Tiber, turn right on Via Roma (SP400) where you connect with the Cammino della Luce arriving from Assisi, then continue to Ponte Nuovo (14) and Deruta (15).
From Deruta to Perugia, without passing by Assisi
Follow the Via Tiberina south, then Via Francescana and Via Roma (SP400) crossing the village of Ponte Nuovo (but not the actual bridge on the Tiber) (14) until you cross via Ponterosciano (SP403) ( 13) of Torgiano. At the intersection with Via Assisi head straight along via Ferriera (SP401) up to the underpass of the E45 in Ponte San Giovanni. Cross Ponte Vecchio (4) then continue on the same road from Assisi through Pieve di Campo (left via Bixio, via Manzoni, railway underpass on the right). From Pieve di Campo take via Valiano until you reach Strada di Montevile, continuing up to the New Cemetery and then Via Dal Pozzo (3) that will take you to the historical center of Perugia. If you do not intend to pass by Pieve di Campo, after crossing Ponte Vecchio (4) at the roundabout turn left into Via Ponte Vecchio, then the first right on the Strada di Montevile continuing after the New Cemetery along Via Dal Pozzo (3), then San Bevignate (2) to the historical center of Perugia and the Cathedral (1).