My wife & I walked the Camino Frances (St Jean - Santiago, then to Finesterre) in '16. Looking at the Via Francigena (unsure of starting point at this time) to Rome but we are also looking at the Way of St Francis with a starting point in Florence, through Assisi, to Rome. Which is the more common route, the Via Francigena or the Way of St Francis? Is the Way of St Francis any more religiously significant, other than the portions which are documented to include the path of St Francis? What are the annual pilgrim counts on each route? I gather that they are both relatively uncrowded, like the beginning stages of the Camino (versus the last 200km leading into Sarria and then to Santiago). But I'm curious if there are any annual pilgrim counts for either route? According to what I can find about the Way of St Francis route it has some areas very poorly marked, others marked pretty well with GPS (or GPS tracks in an iPhone) highly recommended. How about the markings of the Via Francigena? Basically trying to decide which route and looking for some comparisons about each route.