Walking the Via Francigena
If you haven't yet tackled a great path, we'd like to give you some food for thought and invite you to consider the most important Italian itinerary, the Via Francigena, for next year.
Why set out on this journey? Here are our suggestions:
1. Because it has been the main route through the country, from before the year 1000 to the Unification of Italy, from Archbishop Sigerico and the pilgrims going to the tombs of the martyrs, to the great travelers of the Grand Tour. Spirituality, art and history are the ingredients of a great journey: a truly explosive cocktail!
2. With the walk at three, four kilometers per hour, you finally slow down: you get out of your daily routine, you get back in tune with your body and the natural environment. Walking is the healthiest antidote to stress.
3. If you don't like crowds and would never go to Santiago because "it's fashionable and everyone goes there", the Via Francigena still allows you to walk and contemplate in solitude.