18 Via Romea Germanica

  • Foreign path:
  • Stade
  • Brennero
  • Brennero
  • Vipiteno
  • Bressanone
  • Chiusa
  • Collalbo
  • Bolzano
    21 25
  • Termeno
    25
  • Salorno
    23 25
  • Trento
    20 22 25
  • Levico Terme
    19 25
  • Borgo Valsugana
    25
  • Cismon del Grappa
  • Bassano del Grappa
    4
  • Piazzola Sul Brenta
  • Padova
    4 10
  • Monselice
    4 10
  • Rovigo
    4
  • Polesella
    4
  • Ferrara
    4
  • Traghetto
  • Argenta
  • Valli di Comacchio
  • Casalborsetti
  • Ravenna
    9
  • Forli’
    9
  • Cusercoli
  • Santa Sofia
  • Bagno di Romagna
    6
  • Valle Santa
  • Chitignano
  • Subbiano
  • Arezzo
  • Castiglion Fiorentino
  • Cortona
  • Pozzuolo Castiglione del Lago
  • Paciano
    34
  • Citta’ della Pieve
  • Ficulle
  • Orvieto
  • Lubriano/Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Montefiascone
    36
  • Viterbo
    36
  • Vetralla
    36
  • Sutri
    36
  • Campagnano di Roma
    32 36
  • La Storta
    32 36
  • Roma
    13 29 32 35 36

An ancient road, symbol of Christianity and almost a forerunner of the future European Union

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Via Romea Germanica - Logo
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A journey through three different countries – Germany, Austria, and Italy. The Via Romea Germanica is almost an ancient forerunner of the European Union. An early description of the route dates back to the 13th century, written in the Annals of the Stade Abbey of 1236, made by Abbot Alberto after a pilgrimage to Rome.

Via Romea Germanica - Corzano Hermitage, Bagno di Romagna - Via Romea Germanica Association
Corzano Hermitage, Bagno di Romagna

The work, a dialogue between friars discussing the best ways to go to Rome, provides details and distances of the Way and information about travelling through the states of that era.
The route goes through a number of places significant to Christianity. From Augsburg, where the schism of 1517 was defined in Trento, city of the Counter-Reformation; from Padua, indissolubly linked to St. Anthony, to the then Byzantine orthodox Ravenna. Finally to Rome, seat of the Papal throne.

Via Romea Germanica - Teodoric Mausoleum, Ravenna
Teodoric Mausoleum, Ravenna (lanfranch)

The website provides detailed information on the itinerary not only for the Italian sections, but also for those in Germany and Austria. Access the “Ospitali” – facilities for welcoming pilgrims – through ‘credentials’ specially issued to travellers by the Via Romea Germanica Association.

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