Walks

06 March 2018

Emilia Romagna Slow | The Pilgrims paths in Emilia Romagna

Walking slowly, savoring the rhythm of steps on the earth, traveling with eyes to the horizon, where the sky merges with the sea and the earth. A journey... Read more >>
By w.manni
| 26 June 2017

In 1236, Alberto of Stade, Abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St Mary’s in Stade, Germany, went to Rome to ask Pope Gregory IX’s permission to introduce a stricter new regime. Although the pope agreed, the… Read more >>

| 06 June 2017

“A journey through history and the natural world that inspired one of the fathers of Italy’s language and culture, through age-old castles, magical landscapes and peaceful hermitages where you can still find an intimate tranquillity”…. Read more >>

| 29 May 2017

Among the various paths across the Apennines to Lucca and Rome, the Via Linari is an old loop off the Via Francigena that is named after an abbey on the border between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna…. Read more >>

| 15 May 2017

The St Vicinio Way is one of Italy’s oldest historical paths. Its circular route of about 215 miles around Forlì-Cesena, Arezzo and Rimini provinces follows part of the ancient Roman road network. As the name suggests,… Read more >>

| 02 May 2017

“Europe was born out of pilgrimage, and its mother tongue is Christianity” J.W. Goethe The Francigena Way, also known as the Via Francesca or Via Romea, is an ancient pilgrimage route from north-western Europe to… Read more >>

| 24 April 2017

Welcome to the historic Abbots Way, aka the “Francigena Way of mountains”. It begins in Pavia and winds through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines among the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, and Massa Carrara, past the towns of… Read more >>