Via Romea

All roads lead to Rome

In Valsugana pass the ancient "Via Romea". This route pass along the Lake of Levico and Borgo Valsugana. Today, many pilgrims go through this route for spiritual and cultural reasons, but also is also covered by anyone are looking of adventure

A little History

From the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, “Via Romea” or “Amber road” cross the lands of northern and German culture coming to Rome.

The "Via Romea Peregrinorum" identify the medieval path followed by the "walkers of God" to get from Germany to the Eternal City, as shown by the Annales written by Abbot Albert di Stade in the thirteenth century In an Abbot's document, preserved in the library of Wolfenbittel in Saxony, are described data and precise locations of the roads from Stade, in Germany, to Rome.

Via Romea in Italy

The Via Romea in Italy through four pilgrimage routes:

  • - Way of abbott Alberto di Stade: from Camposampiero pass along Bressanone, Bolzano, Trento, Levico and Borgo Valsugana. In Trentino Alto Adige, the ancient Via Romea overlaps in many places the Via Claudio Augusta, the great European road ended in the mid-first century AD that crossed the Alps at the Brenner Pass.
  • - Way of St. Anthony: from Camposampiero to Dovadola, pass along Padova, Ferrara and Bologna
  • - Way of Assisi: from Dovadola to Assisi pass along Gubbio
  • - Way of Rome: from Assisi to Roma pass along Rieti

Today many piligrims choose to walk the Via Romea (or part of it) to rediscover the faith or for historical or religious signs along the route.

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