The first part of the SantiaGoToRome project was successful: Sara Pezzuto set over 2000 signposts with the red arrow indicating the road to Rome along the Spanish section of the Camino de Santiago.
The project, born from an idea of Associzione Movimento Lento and sponsored by the European Association of Via Francigena Ways, aims to develop and promote the longest “slow” route in Europe: about 3,000km on foot and by bike, joining the Camino de Santiago and the Via Francigena. The main objective is to make local communities and pilgrims on their way to Santiago aware that the route is “bidirectional”, that is to say, it is also possible to travel towards Italy, crossing France and joining the Via Francigena.
Sara’s journey has been greatly promoted on social media through photos, stories and shared feelings of travel. The second phase includes the mapping and complete description of the SantiaGoToRome route. In the coming months Associazione Movimento Lento, which manages the project, will publish maps, trails and descriptions of the route from Spain to Italy on www.santiagotorome.org. The route will include the Aragonese Way from Puente la Reina to Col du Somport, the Via Tolosana to Arles, the Via Domizia to Colle del Monginevro, where you join the Via Francigena of the Valle di Susa.
Lastly, a new app is being developed on which the complete route will be published. Stay tuned!
SantiagoToRome is a project of high value aimed at making institutions and territories aware of this great opportunity for the symbolic union of the two main European pilgrimage routes. This is why it is strongly supported by the European Association of Via Francigena Ways.