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Route 4 (M.1300)
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mappa dell'itinerario 4 (distanza mt 1300)

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Piazza del Comune
Via San Paolo
Piazzetta Aluigi
Via Metastasio
Via San Giacomo
Via Cardinale R. Merry del Val
Piazza superiore di San Francesco
Piazza inferiore di San Francesco
Via Frate Elia
Piazzetta R. Bonghi
Piaggia san Pietro
Parcheggio Piazza Giovanni Paolo II

Monuments and Museums worth to visit:
Monastero di San Giacomo de murorupto (Via Metastasio)
Basilica Superiore di San Francesco (Via San Francesco)
Basilica Inferiore di San Francesco (Via San Francesco)
Abbazia di San Pietro (Piazza San Pietro)

Piazza del Comune

Via San Paolo begins between the tourist information Office and the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo. The street has initially a distance of about 50 meters with a 9-10 % slope. , then it continues to Via Metastasio with less hard slopes 5-7%. Along the Via San Paolo there are monuments worth to visit, however it is interesting for the amazing view it offers.
In Via Metastasio is the Monastero di San Giacomo de Murorupto, built in 1088. The church can be visited only in the morning or everyday after 15,30 ( it is necessary to ring the bell of the sisters “Francescane Angeline”).

via San Giacomo

The main entrance of the Monastero has 3 steps. There is a secondary entrance, suitable for people with disabilities, which has a small slope. The roman church has one only nave divided into 3 campares with crosses vaults and large supporting archs (the view is very amazing).
Proceed to Via Metastasio, Via San Giacomo and Via Cardinale R. Merry del Val, till the Basilica of San Francesco; this distance, of about 300 meters, has slopes of 17-18% and is very hard to walk for people on wheelchair (an help is suggested).

via Cardinale R. Merry del Val

In the middle of Via Cardinale R. Merry del Val we find the Caffè la Selva, where is, after a short difficult ramp, an accessible toilet. The visit starts from the Basilica Superiore (1230-1253) and continues, by 100 meters distance with a 15-16% slope, towards the Basilica Inferiore (1228-1230).

Piazza inferiore San Francesco

Here are 2 reserved accessible toilets: one is located in Via Padre Domenico Stella, on the left in the street down, before reaching the Basilica Inferiore; the other is located under the square Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, and is accessible by a lift, the entrances is under the porch and near the parking place reserved for people with disabilities. From the Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, pass on the Portella di San Francesco and walk to Via Frate Elia, till the Piazzetta R. Bonghi: here, on the right there is the Porta San Francesco. You can continue towards Piaggia San Pietro - with max 15 % slope - or towards Viale Marconi (9-10% slope).

Piazza San Pietro

At the end of the street down you find the Abbazia di San Pietro (sec. XI-XIII). After the visit to the Abbazia, you can pass under the Porta San Pietro and reach the Shuttle station or the Parking area (Piazza Giovanni Paolo II), which is arranged on 3 floors and is served by a lift: there are 6 reserved free places for people with disabilities.
The accessible toilets are located near the ticket office, after 20 meters circa of uneven paving.
In Viale Marconi, inside the Bar Winsor Savoia, there are other accessible toilets (after a small distance with 8% slope and a 10 cm high step).

Where to sleep
Hotel Posta Panoramic
Casa religiosa Papa Giovanni
Casa religiosa Suore Francescane Angeline
Hotel San Giacomo
Casa religiosa Istituto Beata Angelina
Hotel Minerva
Hotel Windsor Savoia
Hotel San Pietro

Where to eat
Ristorante Metastasio
Ristorante Locanda del Podestà
Ristorante Self service Cibò
Ristorante il Castello

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