The Cammino della Via Romea Germanica
The Cammino della Via Romea Germanica is a path that crosses three European countries, namely Italy, Germany and Austria, an ancient roadthat ideally used to cut what today is best known as the European Union.
The first papers that tell us baout the Via Romea Germanica go back to the XIII century and in a transcription of a dialogue between friars of that time, this path is described as one of the best routes to reach the Vatican starting from the countries of central Europe.
Along the Via Romea Germanica you can find some of the most important places of the European Christianity, such as the Basilica of Sant’ Antonio in Padova or the city of Ravenna with its testimonies of the Bizantine era.
The Via Romea Germanica is more than 2200 kilometres long that cross the Alps, the Apennines, the Po Valley and the suggestive lakes of Central Italy.
Perhaps less known that the Via Francigena, the Via Romea Germanica, also know sas Via Romea dell’ Alpe di Serra, attracts thousands of visitors every year, who wander a part of it or face it in its entirety, giving themselves a worth telling adventure. A must for pilgrims, hikers and runners.
Here are some details on the Cammino della Via Romea Germanica:
- has a total length of 2200 kilometres;
- crosses three countries: Italy, Germany and Austria;
- consists of 94 stops: 46 in Italy, 44 in Germany and 4 in Austria;
- its highest point is the Brenner Alpine pass, at an altitude of 1370 metres a.s.l.;
- the road is marked with orange directional arrows on a white background and aluminium plates with the symbol of the association and the inscription VIA ROMEA.
Travelling along the Via Romea Germanica and following the steps of the ancient pilgrims is an unparalleled emotion: walking through it means diving into history, in the nature and Christian culture of three of the most important countries of the Old Continent.
Regardless of the means with which you will cross it (walking, by bike or by car), the Via Romea Germanica will offer you breathtaking landscapes and moments of intense spirituality.