Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

I Love Cammini Emilia-Romagna, Via della Lana and della Seta

Saturday 15 Jun. 2019
Saturday 15 Jun. 2019

Our first date with 'I Love Cammini Emilia-Romagna' is on Saturday 15th June. If you love nature, culture, spirituality and walking, come and spend some time along the Via della Lana e della Seta.

 The walk is at Castiglione dei Pepoli in the market square, on Saturday 15th June at 9:30. We'll walk together along a 6km ring route of a simple route, which from the village's historical centre, where the ancient Palazzo Pepoli created in the 1400 stands out, continues to the old church of Roman origins which dates back to the 1600s. Proceeding across the church park and an ancient chestnut tree, passing little hamlets and chapels to get to the lake of Santa Maria in the Lake Parks of Suviana and Brasimone. Skirting the lake, our route climbs towards the town, passing the South African Cemetary, in which 502 fallen South Africans of the sixtieth division who fought for the liberation of Castiglione in September 1944 are buried.

Upon their return, walkers will be welcomed by the Festa della Lana e della Seta, which this year will host a small fair for routes, mountain and slow tourism experiences, workshops for little ones, street food with Prato and Bologna specialities and a concert.

We can have lunch in the piazza di Castiglione dei Pepoli, tasting their local street food. Along the route we can rest at the booth on Lago di Santa Maria. The route mostly follows dirt tracks and paths, with brief sections of asphalt on roads with little traffic.

Participants need:
• equipment suitable for a walk: walking boots or at least shoes with a thick sole;
• comfortable clothes suitable for the season, waterproof jacket (if required); 
• plenty of water

If we've had rainfall over previous days the paths will be muddy, so gaiters may be useful.

If minors wish to participate, their parents/guardians must compile the relevant form.

Participation is free and open to all, for more info visit ->
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