There is something genuinely special about breaking bread with friends after a challenging day on the trail. What made this experience ultra-especial is the fact that we were following the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi as we walked across Tuscany and Umbria. We had no religious agenda when we planned this walk. It was designed to spend quality time with friend and family. The trail gave all of us the opportunity to share stories and find that quiet place where we could spontaneously practice walking meditation. The trail took us through the ancient forests of Camandoli and Casentino, vineyards and olive groves where we had a chance to interact with community members. We visited hermitages, monasteries and Romanesque churches and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Our walks ended in medieval/renascence hill towns. Our hike on the slopes of Mount Penna with its magical forest took us to the Sanctuary of La Verna considered one of the most spiritual places in all of Italy. The towns of Citerna, Spoleto, Assisi and Gubbio gave us the opportunity to explore Italian towns where life still flows at a quieter pace.