Two new paths proposed by the Regions enter the Atlas by fulfilling the criteria provided for and rising to 44 the number of Italian Paths
Two new Paths join the list of the green trails crossing Italy: the Via Matildica del Volto Santo (Matilde’s way of the Holy Face). The first from Mantua to Lucca through Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany and the other one, Jacobsweg Südtirol, crossing the Province of Bolzano – also known as the Cammino di San Giacomo, a Tirol variation in the Austrian path of The Way of St. James, Compostela.
In less than one year since it published the Digital Atlas of the Paths in Italy, the Paths’ counter rises from 41 to 44. The Regions keep on nominating new Paths, 116 up to now, 72 of which do not still fulfil the 11 quality requirements, provided for by the Committee established for the Year of the Paths of Italy in 2016.
The Via Matildica del Volto Santo (Matilde’s way of the Holy Face) crosses Canossas’ lands and shows the past by giving a different idea of the territory’s growth. A Path composed of 11 steps for 9 POI, a challenge to mend the link between Europe and the Mediterranean.
Along the 6 steps and the 6 POI in the Cammino di San Giacomo (Way of St. James – Jacobsweg Südtirol), it comes across Tyrolese proofs of devotion to Saint James, travellers’ and pilgrims’ patron saint, as shown in the 25 among churches and chapels dedicated to him along the territory.