CULTURAL ROUTE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
From the Alps to Rome on foot along the route of the ancient pilgrims in the footsteps of Archbishop Sigeric (10th century).
A whole month, a week or just a few days: an extraordinary journey of discovery, alone or in a group, in unexpected landscapes, medieval parishes and stretches of Roman roads, going through some of the most beautiful and charming towns in Italy.
45 stages in Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Tuscany and Lazio.
With all the essential information to get walking: detailed maps, altimetries, the description of the route stepby- step, the official alternative routes, where to stay the night and places to visit.
A guide for everyone: pilgrims, trekkers, travellers and those who want to test themselves, even if just for short stretches, along one of the most famous itineraries in Europe.
Roberta Ferraris is an author, nature illustrator and environmental trekking guide (particularly along the Via Francigena, between Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Lazio). With Terre di mezzo Editore she has published, among others, Guida alla Via Francigena in bicicletta, Sardegna a piedi, Gli eremi di Celestino V.
Simone Frignani loves to go walking or pedalling along the trails and dirt paths of Italy, planning and mapping out new walks. He has published La Via Romea Germanica, Il Cammino di San Benedetto and Italia coast to coast.
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