5 Pilgrims’ Paths for 5 Continents

5 groups of journalists from important periodicals and international tourism bloggers

 

20 ambassadors of excellence for each of the 5 Pilgrims’ Paths

The five groups will enjoy an experience on our Pilgrims’ Paths, and at the various legs they will meet local residents and be involved in initiatives staged in the area. At the end, the groups will converge for the last leg entering Rome.

Journalists and bloggers will travel five paths in central Italy: the Way of St Francis, Benedict’s Path, the Franciscan Path of the Marca/Via Lauretana, the Via Francigena and the Via Amerina.

From 22
to 28 September 2016

To allow those who will make these Paths known enjoy a first-hand experience, where they will learn about the territories hosting them and the genuine and typical welcome offered by these areas. We are presenting a brand-new Italian tourism product to the world: the Pilgrims’ Paths.

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Participants

Journalists and bloggers from around the world who will experience our fantastic paths, but also the untouched places and towns of central Italy, so they can become ambassadors of Italy’s new tourism product.

Schedule

September 22
Day 1

4:30 p.m.
Arrival in Loreto. Inaugural ceremony of the Path at the sanctuary and consignment of pilgrim credential
7 p.m.
Transfer to Ascoli Piceno and check-in. Dinner with traditional products and overnight stay
9 p.m.
Visit of the city

8:30 a.m.
Meeting by the Cathedral of Ascoli Piceno
8:45 a.m.
Trasnfer to San Pietro in Castagna
9:45 a.m.
Walk from San Pietro in Castagna to Sarnano (15 km)
1:30 p.m.
Packed lunch with typical local products
3 p.m.
Accomodation in hotel in Sarnano
5 p.m.
Visit of the Franciscal Castles
8:00 p.m.
Typical dinner
9 p.m.
Histical und mytholigical lessons of Sarnano

8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Pievefavela 8:45 a.m.
Walk on the Path to the Monastery of Saint Francis in Pievebovigliana (km 16)
1 p.m.
Pilgrim lunch in the cloister of the monastery
4 p.m.
Transfer to Colfiorito – Along the way, visit of the marches and the swallow-hole
6 p.m.
Trasnfer to Colfiorito; accomodation in hotel and relax
8 p.m.
Typical dinner in Muccia
9 p.m.
Irish music concert
11 p.m.
Overnight stay in Colfiorito

9:30 a.m.
Start the walk to Forcatura, Piani di Ricciano, La Franca and Sostino
1 p.m.
Arrival in Pale and packed lunch at the Aula Verde with traditional products
2 p.m.
Start of the route on foot to Belfiore, with a visit of the Menotre Waterfall
4 p.m.
Transfer to Foligno, hotel check-in and break
6 p.m.
Tour of the Palazzo Trinci with Costanza Orsini in costume
8 p.m.
Baroque banquet in costume at the Palazzo Candiotti
10:30 p.m.
Return to hotel and overnight stay in Foligno

8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Spello
9 a.m.
Start of the route on foot from Spello to Assisi (12Km)
1 p.m.
Tour of the Roman amphitheatre – crypt of the Cathedral of San Rufino, and short musical entertainment with the psaltery, representation of “Pianto della Madonna”
1:30 -3 p.m.
Lunch and tasting of traditional products at the Roman Forum – Sala delle Volte, with “animated itinerary” and illustration of the area’s excellent products. Transfer to Mortaro with illustration of the area by the hiking guide
3:30 p.m.
Arrival in Mortaro and break with a performance by a medieval historical group
5 p.m.
Transfer to Rome.
8 p.m.
Briefing with all participants.
Dinner at Ristorante Casali del Pino

Breakfast in hotel
8.30 a.m.
Transfer to the Natura Reserve “Insugherata”
9 a.m.
Walk in the natural reserve; Path Monte Mario – Via Trionfale – Saint Peter (14Km) with park rangers
1 p.m.
Visit of San Lazzaro ai lebbrosi Chruch (Via Trionfale); welcome ceremony; medieval concert and pilgrim buffet
Passage throughout the Holy Door and arrival in Saint Peter
5 p.m.
Transfer in hotel and relax
8.p.m.
final dinner in Villa Tuscolana

Breakfast in hotel
10 a.m.
Papal Audience
1.30 p.m.
Transfer to Fiumicino Airport

September 22
Day 1

3 p.m.
Arrival – Transfer to La Verna and accomodation in hotel
4.30 p.m.
Ceremony and consignment of pilgrim credential in La Verna Sanctuary
5:00 p.m.
Visit of the Sanctuary of La Verna
7:30 p.m.
Dinner – Tasting menu with local products
Overnight stay in the Hotel Bellavista in La Verna

8.:30 a.m.
Start of the walk La Verna- Pieve Santo Stefano (about 13 Km)
12:30 a.m.
Packed lunch with local products of the Pilgrim Menu
1:30 p.m.
Transfer to Gubbio and accomodation in hotel. Free time and relax
4:30 p.m.
Visit of Saint Francis Church of Peace
5:30 p.m.
Visit of Multimedia center about the candles fest
6:30 p.m.
Visit by funicular railway to the Church of Saint Ubaldo and candles
8 p.m.
Historical and gastronomic itinerary in the Palace of consuls - “ Taste the history”
10 p.m.
Transfer and overnight stay in the Hotel Relais Ducale in Gubbio

8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Valfabbrica and start the walk Valfabbrica – Assisi (about 15 Km). Historical remembrance with Benedectin monks
1 p.m.
Lunch – Tasting lunch in Saint Francis Forest
2:30 p.m.
Transfer to Mortaro and story telling by the nvironmental tour guide; concert of Ensemble Resonars Academy and short exibition of the Medieval historical group
5 p.m.
Return to Assisi
6:30 p.m.
Transfer and accomodation in the Hotel Parco dei Cavaliere. Free time and relax
8 p.m.
Medieval dinner Rocca Maggiore
10 p.m.
Transfer to hotel and overnight stay

8:30 a.m.
Visit of the Basilica in Assisi and start the walk Assisi – Spello (about 14 Km)
1 p.m.
Arrival and lunch with biological and sustainable products of the Pilgrim Menu; story of products and herbs in the Tavern "Costantino Imperatore"
3 p.m.
Free time and relax
4:30 p.m.
Guided visit of Spello
5:30 p.m.
Visit of the museum about paintings with flowers (Vault room and Municipal building)
8 p.m.
Buffet with Umbrian typical products in the Tavern "Costantino Imperatore"
10 p.m.
Return to hotel and overnight stay

8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Stroncone - short visit of the Collection of chorals; start the walk Stroncone - Greccio (about 13 Km)
1 p.m.
Arrive to Greccio and welcome
1:30 p.m.
Lunch with 0 Km local products of Greccio
3 p.m.
Delivering of the flag of the Association “the most beautiful villages of Italy” - Visit of the Sanctuary 4:30 p.m. Visit the typical artisan products exibition
6 p.m.
Transfer to Rome
7 p.m.
Arrival in Rome - accomodation in Hotel Villa Maria Regina
8 p.m.
Trasnfer to La Storta and briefing with all the participants
Dinner in the restaurant Casali del Pino

Breakfast in hotel
8.30 a.m.
Transfer to the Natura Reserve “Insugherata”
9 a.m.
Walk in the natural reserve; Path Monte Mario – Via Trionfale – Saint Peter (14Km) with park rangers
1 p.m.
Visit of San Lazzaro ai lebbrosi Chruch (Via Trionfale); welcome ceremony; medieval concert and pilgrim buffet
Passage throughout the Holy Door and arrival in Saint Peter
5 p.m.
Transfer in hotel and relax
8.p.m.
final dinner in Villa Tuscolana

Breakfast in hotel
10 a.m.
Papal Audience
1.30 p.m.
Transfer to Fiumicino Airport

September 22
Day 1

3:30 p.m.
Arrival in Assisi from Fiumicino Airport – Celebration in the Basilica 6 p.m. Transfer to Avigliano Umbro
6:15 p.m.
Accoglienza della Banda di Avignano Umbro
6:30 p.m.
Visit of the museum of the agricultural civilitation
7 p.m.
Dinner with local products and typical dishes offered by local producers in Parco Venere (wine tasting - cooking lesson - traditional music)
10 p.m.
Overnight stay in Hotel Tenuta dei Ciclamini

9 a.m.
Transfer to Castel dell'Aquila to walk Castel dell'Aquila - Amelia (about 15 Km)
9:20 a.m.
Arrival at the place "Mulinelle" - functioning watermill. Typical local breakfast Prevista colazione tipica locale 1 p.m. Tasting lunch with products of local producers by Rio Grande Pranzo
2 p.m.
Transfer to hotel; rest
5 p.m.
Meeting by the Duomo - short exibition of twirlers and visit of Duomo. Visit of the tower, theater and museum
7:30 p.m.
Dinner in costume organized by the historical festival districts
9:30 p.m.
Video mapping about Boccarini cloister
10 p.m.
Transfer to the agritourism La Gabelletta and overnight stay

8.30 a.m.
Amelia - Orte (11 Km)
12:30 a.m.
Arrival in Orte - Welcome and refreshment
2 p.m.
Free time
3 p.m.
Visit of Orte underground
4 p.m.
Transfer to Gallese. Welcome and 0Km aperitif offered by the town
4:30 p.m.
Guided visit of Saint Famiano Basilica and Saint Pellegrino grave
6 p.m.
Transfer to Civita Castellana
6:30 p.m.
Arrival and welcome
7 p.m.
Check -in and accomodation in hotel
8 p.m.
Dinner with local dishes in the restaurant La Scuderia (Relais Falisco)
9:30 p.m.
Guided visit of Forte Borgiano. Overnight stay in hotel Relais Falisco in Civita Castellana

8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Morticelli (Vasanello)
9:15 a.m.
Walk Morticelli - Corchiano (15 Km). During the walk visit of necropolis of Morticelli (byzantine graves), medieval mill and center of Vasanello; arrival to the natural monument Pian Sant'Angelo
1:30 p.m.
Lunch with local products in Pian Sant'Angelo
3:30 p.m.
Arrival in Corchiano. Welcome coffee
4 p.m.
Free time
5 p.m.
Transfer to Faleria - guided visit of Etruscan gorge 6 p.m. Transfer to Calcata. Welcome and apertif
7:30 p.m.
Transfer to Civita Castellana
8 p.m.
Dinner in typical restaurant
9:30 p.m.
Musical entertainment. Overnight stay in the hotel Relais Falisco in Civita Castellana

8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Falerii Novi and welcome
9 a.m.
Falerii Novi - Via Pianella a Nepi (12 Km). During the walk visit of Cavo degli Zucchi necropolis, Fosso dei Ponti bridge, medieval site Torre dell'Isola 12 a.m. Trasnfer by bus to Castel Sant'Eli; welcome, visit of the Basilica and refreshment 1 p.m. Transfer to Nepi. Lunch in typical restaurant with biological products
3:30 p.m.
Visit of Saint Savinilla catacomb and Valle Romana bridge
4:30 p.m.
Trasnfer to Rome
6:30 p.m.
Arrival and accomodation in Hotel Villa Maria Regina
8 p.m.
La Storta - briefing with all participants
Dinner in restaurant Casali del Pino

Breakfast in hotel
8.30 a.m.
Transfer to the Natura Reserve “Insugherata”
9 a.m.
Walk in the natural reserve; Path Monte Mario – Via Trionfale – Saint Peter (14Km) with park rangers
1 p.m.
Visit of San Lazzaro ai lebbrosi Chruch (Via Trionfale); welcome ceremony; medieval concert and pilgrim buffet
Passage throughout the Holy Door and arrival in Saint Peter
5 p.m.
Transfer in hotel and relax
8.p.m.
final dinner in Villa Tuscolana

Breakfast in hotel
10 a.m.
Papal Audience
1.30 p.m.
Transfer to Fiumicino Airport

September 22
Day 1

6 p.m.
Arrival in Lucca - accomodation in the Hostel
6:30 p.m.
Celebration in the Cathedral of Lucca - Blessing of the pilgrims. Visit of the labyrinth and the defensive towers
8:30 p.m.
Dinner in Casermetta San Salvatore and welcome
9.30 p.m
After the dinner, walk in the city to the hostel

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast in hostel
9 a.m.
Visit of virtual museum about Francigena Way and Casa del Boia
10:30 a.m.
Guided visit of Lucca (on foot or by bike)
12 a.m.
Departure to San Vivaldo
1:30 p.m.
Light lunch with local typical products in San Vivaldo
2 p.m.
Guided visit on foot of the "Piccola Gerusalemme" in San Vivaldo 3:30 p.m. Departure San Gimignano
4 p.m.
Arrival to San Gimignano; tasting of “vernaccia” (sweet wine). Visit of Porta San Giovanni, Cisterna Square, Municipal building, Grossa Tower, Duomo and museum
7 p.m.
Departure for Abbadia Isola
8 p.m.
Accomodation in the hostel of Abbadia
8:30 p.m.
Dinner inside the Slowtravel Fest

08:30 a.m.
Breakfast in hostel
9 a.m.
Departure on foot for Monteriggioni (4 km)
9:30 a.m.
Visit of Monteriggioni
10 a.m.
Walk to Siena (10 km)
1 p.m.
Packed lunch and transfer from Pian del Lago to Siena
1:30 p.m.
Visit of Santa Maria della Scala, Palio's costumes room and urban trekking
6 p.m.
Transfer to Radicofani
7:30 p.m.
Accomodation in hostel of Radicofani
8 p.m.
Dinner in the restaurant "La Grotta"
9:30 p.m.
Story telling and social in Radicofani theater

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast in the hostel
9 a.m.
Visit of Radicofani stronghold
10:30 a.m.
Transfer to San Quirico d'Orcia
11 a.m.
Visit of the village
12 a.m.
Walk to Bagno Vignoni (7 km). Visit of Monti Leonini, Chigi Palace and Rose garden
1 p.m.
Packed lunch
2:30 p.m.
Arrival in Bagno Vignoni Alto. Entrance in the thermal baths
6 p.m.
Arrival in Acquapendente; check-in in hotel "Nuovo Castello"
8 p.m.
Dinner in typical restaurant
9 p.m.
Visit by night of Santo Sepolcro crypt
10:30 p.m.
Overnight stay in Hotel "Nuovo Castello"

8:30 a.m.
Departure from Acquapendente
9 a.m.
Arrival in San Lorenzo Nuovo, point of departure of the San Lorenzo Nuovo – Bolsena Path (13 km)
12 a.m.
Minibus transfer to Montefiascone
12:30 a.m.
Arrival at the Church of San Flaviano and greetings by the authorities. Guided tour of the church
1:30 p.m.
Welcome at the Rocca dei Papi of Montefiascone with buffet reception.
2 p.m.
Free time
3 p.m.
Departure for Viterbo and minibus tour to admire the historic district and medieval quarter. From Viterbo, route along the Via Cassia Cimina; short stop in San Martino al Cimoni (cathedral and town). Passage through the Nature Reserve of Lago di Vico and stop in Sutri to visit the church of Madonna del Parto, with the Mithraeum and the medieval frescoes of pilgrims.
6:30 p.m.
Arrival in Formello, welcome and tour of the Ostello inside the Palazzo Chigi.
8 p.m.
Arrival at La Storta and check-in at Hotel Villa Maria Regina.
8 p.m.
Briefing with all participants.
Dinner at Ristorante Casali del Pino.

Breakfast in hotel
8.30 a.m.
Transfer to the Natura Reserve “Insugherata”
9 a.m.
Walk in the natural reserve; Path Monte Mario – Via Trionfale – Saint Peter (14Km) with park rangers
1 p.m.
Visit of San Lazzaro ai lebbrosi Chruch (Via Trionfale); welcome ceremony; medieval concert and pilgrim buffet
Passage throughout the Holy Door and arrival in Saint Peter
5 p.m.
Transfer in hotel and relax
8.p.m.
final dinner in Villa Tuscolana

Breakfast in hotel
10 a.m.
Papal Audience
1.30 p.m.
Transfer to Fiumicino Airport

September 22
Day 1

Transfer from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Formia. Hotel check-in. Welcome cocktail with traditional products. Ceremony for the start of the Path at a historic spot in the city. Dinner at a typical restaurant. Overnight stay.
8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Itri. Welcome at the medieval castle.

9 a.m.
Itri – Fondi (8 km). Along the way, stop at the Epitaffio, with a folkloristic show by the group “Sughereta San Vito” of Monte San Biagio.
12 a.m.
Arrival in Fondi. Greeting by the authorities at the castle. Welcome drink and short walk.
1 p.m.
Transfer to the Monastery of San Magno, tour and lunch with traditional products.
2:30 p.m.
Free time
4 p.m.
Transfer to Terracina, at the Parco della Rimembranza. Welcome aperitif and tasting of traditional products; the journalists will be given the “pigne di uva moscato” grapes. Walk to Piazza del Municipio and greeting by the authorities. Near Piazza del Municipio, in the Roman Forum, a group will play ancient music in the background. The walkers, will go down Corso Anita Garibaldi to arrive at Porta Romana, where the minibus will pick up the guests to take them to Monte Sant’Angelo, for a tour of the Temple of Jov Anxur.
6:30 p.m.
Transfer to hotel.
8 p.m.
Dinner with traditional products and overnight stay.

8:30 a.m.
Departure from Terracina for the Abbey of Fossanova.
9 a.m.
Arrival at the village with greetings by the authorities, and welcome ceremony with the musical accompaniment of the Ensemble Soavi Accenti; the women from the La Sgrilla association, wearing 19th-century peasant costumes, will offer pitchers of cold water. Guided tour headed by the Pro Loco Priverno association. At the end, the journalists will receive the Bisaccia, the traditional shoulder bag used by walkers, with water, falia (Privern’s traditional bread) and grapes.
10:30 a.m.
Fossanova-Priverno along the River Amaseno (5 km). Along the Path, a reading in English of the legend of Camilla, as narrated by Virgil in the Aeneid.
Fossanova-Priverno lungo l’Amaseno km 5.
12:30 a.m.
Arrival at the entrance to Priverno, with greetings ceremony and welcome drink.
12:45 a.m.
Departure for the Foro Appio.
1:15 p.m.
Welcome at the Foro Appio Mansio Hotel, with tasting sessions of excellent local products (wine, oil and dairy products). During the tastings, the wayfarers will enjoy short musical entertainment offered by the nearby Campus Internazionale di Musica, the local conservatory.
3 p.m.
Free time
4 p.m.
Departure for Ferentino.
5 p.m.
Arrival in Ferentino and check-in, free afternoon at the hot springs and spa.
8 p.m.
Dinner and overnight stay.

8:30 a.m.
Departure for Anagni.
9 a.m.
Arrival in Anagni. Greetings by the authorities and tour of the medieval crypt of the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
9:30 a.m.
Anagni-Piglio (km 12)
1 p.m.
Arrival in Piglio. Welcome at a wine cellar for a tasting of local wines and presentation of local products.
1:30 p.m.
Lunch with traditional local products.
2:30 p.m.
Free time
3:30 p.m.
Transfer to Nemi
5 p.m.
Welcome to Nemi. Aperitif with local specialities and briefing.
6 p.m.
Hotel check in
8 p.m.
Dinner and possible evening tour of Genzano and the Sforza-Cesarini Park. Overnight stay.

8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Nemi.
9 a.m.
Nemi–Castel Gandolfo (13 km). At Albano, meeting with the historic re-enactment of the Legio II Parthica. Then the group with take the bike and pedestrian path for Castel Gandolfo.
12:30 a.m.
Arrival in Castelgandolfo, welcome and lunch.
2:30-4 p.m.
Free time
4 p.m.
Transfer to Rome and hotel check-in.
8 p.m.
Arrival at La Storta and check-in at Hotel Villa Maria Regina.
8 p.m.
Briefing with all participants.
Dinner at Ristorante Casali del Pino.

Breakfast in hotel
8.30 a.m.
Transfer to the Natura Reserve “Insugherata”
9 a.m.
Walk in the natural reserve; Path Monte Mario – Via Trionfale – Saint Peter (14Km) with park rangers
1 p.m.
Visit of San Lazzaro ai lebbrosi Chruch (Via Trionfale); welcome ceremony; medieval concert and pilgrim buffet
Passage throughout the Holy Door and arrival in Saint Peter
5 p.m.
Transfer in hotel and relax
8.p.m.
final dinner in Villa Tuscolana

Breakfast in hotel
10 a.m.
Papal Audience
1.30 p.m.
Transfer to Fiumicino Airport

September 22
Day 1

3 p.m.
Transfer from Rome Fiumicino Airport to San Pietro in Valle. Guided tour of the abbey vaunting unique frescoes from the early Middle Ages, and tasting of local products. Illustration of Benedictine and Franciscan history. Tour of the Mummy Museum.
6 p.m.
Transfer to Rieti; hotel check-in.
8 p.m.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant near the town centre. In Piazza San Rufo, cheesemakers will give demonstrations and offer tastings of mozzarella and cheese.
10:30 p.m.
Overnight stay.

8:30 a.m.
Transfer by minibus to Castel di Tora.
9 a.m.
Castel di Tora - Orvinio (15 Km)
1 p.m.
Tour of the village of Orvinio and lunch at the castle.
2:30 p.m.
Free time
4 p.m.
Transfer to Subiaco.
5 p.m.
Welcome (Monti Simbruini Park, abbey and town hall) and tour of the Sacro Speco with a guide, and aperitif with traditional products.
8 p.m.
Dinner
10 p.m.
Overnight stay in the guest quarters of the Monastery of Santa Scolastica in Subiaco.
8:30 a.m.
Transfer from Fiuggi to the ruins of Nero’s Villa near Subiaco

Le Prata – Ponte Comunacque (11 km), Duranilla di Nerone and Lake of San Benedetto, stop and reception at Mola Vecchia (Municipality of Jenne), nature trail of the Cascata di Trevi, welcome by the Monti Simbruini Regional Park administration
12:30 a.m.
Pick-up for Trevi nel Lazio
1:30 p.m.
Arrival in Trevi nel Lazio. Lunch with typical products
2:30 p.m.
Free time
3:30 p.m.
Short segment of the Path on foot: Arco di Trevi and departure for Guarcino
4 p.m.
Arrival in Guarcino and tasting of Prosciutto di Guarcino ham and local amaretto biscuits, with a demonstration of how they are prepared at two local bakeries.
5 p.m.
Departure for Fiuggi.
6 p.m.
Arrival in Fiuggi and tour of the Baths of Boniface VIII.
8 p.m.
Dinner with local products at the Fiuggi Golf Club (one of the oldest in Italy). Overnight stay.

8:30 a.m.
Transfer to Collepardo.
9 a.m.
Collepardo – Certosa di Trisulti (km 5)
11 a.m.
Tour of the Carthusian monastery of Trisulti and the monks’ ancient pharmacy
12:30 a.m.
Transfer to Veroli
1:30 p.m.
Welcome and lunch on the terrace of the Palazzo Comunale. Short tour of the quaint historic district offered by the town hall
2:30-4 p.m.
Free time
4 p.m.
Transfer to Casamari
4:30 p.m.
Tour of the Benedictine abbey
5:30 p.m.
Transfer to Arpino
6:30 p.m.
Hotel check-in
8 p.m.
Dinner at a traditional osteria

Arpino – Roccasecca (18 km). On the final segment of the walk, the journalists will be welcomed along the Melfa Gorge with music by “musica all’orizzonte”
1 p.m.
Lunch and tasting along the Strada del Tracciolino near Roccasecca
2:30 -4 p.m.
Free time
4 p.m.
Transfer to Montecassino
4:30 p.m.
Arrival at the abbey and guided tour
5 p.m.
Transfer to Rome
7 p.m.
Briefing with all participants.
8 p.m.
Dinner at Ristorante Casali del Pino

Breakfast in hotel
8.30 a.m.
Transfer to the Natura Reserve “Insugherata”
9 a.m.
Walk in the natural reserve; Path Monte Mario – Via Trionfale – Saint Peter (14Km) with park rangers
1 p.m.
Visit of San Lazzaro ai lebbrosi Church (Via Trionfale); welcome ceremony; medieval concert and pilgrim buffet
Passage throughout the Holy Door and arrival in Saint Peter
5 p.m.
Transfer in hotel and relax
8.p.m.
final dinner in Villa Tuscolana

Breakfast in hotel
10 a.m.
Papal Audience
1.30 p.m.
Transfer to Fiumicino Airport

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We set out on a path so we can change, regardless of what we call this transformation. Therefore, a good guide is one who is also interested in the interior path of the people he or she is accompanying.
REV. PAOLO GIULIETTI
«The world is a bridge. Pass over it but build no houses upon it». About forty kilometres from Agra, the Indian capital of Moghul, famous for its unforgettable Taj Mahal, lies the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar, the champion of interreligious dialogue. The fact is that these words, taken from the Quran and ascribed to Jesus, are engraved on the mosque in this city.
GIGI BETTIN
Hiking boots on our feet and a rucksack on our backs, we conquer boundaries and distances. The days go forward with our footsteps, with our heartbeat.
FRANCESCO BATTISTI
«Europe was born in pilgrimage, and its mother tongue is Christianity» – J.W. Goethe
Marco Aguiari
I lived in Rome and worked for an important IT company, and was single. When I was 45 I quit my job, moved to a mountain village and married Simonetta. She and I work in the hotel industry. People can change…
Maurizio Forte
«Our life is a pilgrimage. We are made from heaven. We suffer a little and then we take up our path» (St John XXIII)
Simone Frignani
«Walking presupposes that at every step the world changes in some aspect and also that something changes in us» (Italo Calvino)
Simone Quilici
The path can be considered a metaphor for life. Step by step, each of us walks our path, alone or with others on roads old and new. We recognize the signs left by others and leave new signs for others. Something pushes us forward, to discover places and things never seen before or that we have merely heard of, and we have been given instructions on how to get there. Little by little, the Path we complete becomes our new dimension.
Giancarlo Guerrini
Walking along a historic path, with its spatio-temporal dimension, gives you a privileged observatory of the landscape. The Via Amerina is like a pretext for an itinerary of memory that reveals territories. That’s why whenever we observe this scenario, suddenly we feel we have become an integral part of it.
Gianluca Cerri
Presidente dell’Associazione Cammino Francescano della Marca. Coordina, fin dal recupero dell’antico sentiero, tutte le iniziative volte alla realizzazione, valorizzazione e promozione dello stesso Cammino. E’ priore della Confraternita di San Jaopo di Compostella che si occupa dell’assistenza dei pellegrini in cammino verso i più importanti santuari della cristianità.

Andrea Maria Antonini
Vice Presidente dell’Associazione Cammino Francescano della Marca ha percorso e mappato fin dall’inizio il Cammino Francescano della Marca riaprendone numerosi tratti abbandonati nel tempo. E’ responsabile inoltre di tutta la parte relativa alla segnaletica, al sito internet, alle tracce digitali e alla cartografia prodotta dall’Associazione.
Luciano Monceri

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