FRANCIGENA An European road from Great St.Bernard to Rome – Guidebook in english
1000 KILOMETERS OF ART, HISTORY AND CULTURE: WHAT TO SEE DISCOVER AND TASTE ALONG THE ANCIENT
– by Riccardo Baudinelli and Luca Bruschi –
The guide, following Sigerico’s journey, the Canterbury archbishop, recommends to the reader a series of historical and tourist itineraries, all in close proximity of the Italian portion of the ancient Rome path, divided in several stages from Great St. Bernard to Rome and along the cross regions. Among the propositions: the Valle d’Aosta castles, the Canavese, the Oltrepò Pavese, the Emilia of the Verdi’s country, the Liguria of the Cinque Terre, the Tuscany of the UNESCO sites, the Etruscan Tuscia. Several paths you can go through, even in separate stages in a weekend, by car or motorbike, or according to the slow tourism trends, by bike, walking or riding, in order to live the journey in a real and emotional mood. You can find also useful tips about where to get informed, eat and sleep along all the journey.
Riccardo Baudinelli, born in La Spezia, archeologist, took part in several excavations in Italy and abroad. For Mattioli 1885 he is author of the guides Sardegna Archeologica, Castelli del Mistero, Seguendo Garibaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, and coauthor of the guide Gerusalemme.
Luca Bruschi, a degree in Cultural heritage, a master in Tourism and a great experience in international design and communication, since 2004 he has been working for the development of the European cultural itineraries. He traveled the Francigena, the Camino de Santiago, and other European historical routes.
So live an extraordinary journey, alone or in a group, to discover unexpected landscapes, medieval churches and stretches of Roman roads. It crosses some of the most beautiful and evocative villages in Italy.
45 stages between Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Tuscany and Lazio.
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