Via Francigena

September and the “I Love Cammini Emilia Romagna” hikes

Redazione AEVF
Redazione AEVF

The “I Love Cammini Emilia-Romagna” initiative continues in September with a rich calendar of excursions.

After the outings to discover the Via della Lana e della Silk, the Cammino di Sant’Antonio, the della Via degli Dei and of the Alta dei Parchi, travel these easy and free walks together with the AIGAE (Italian Association of hiking guides) guides  to experience the historical paths of Emilia Romagna from Piacenza to Rimini.

Since its first edition, the initiative has proposed weekend walks to learn about the landscapes and nature trails of the area, complete with a snack dedicated to typical products and stops in the most fascinating religious places: from the Basilica of San Luca, to the Convent of the Clarisse in the Montefeltro, from the Hermitage of Tizzano, to the Abbey of Galeata in Romagna.

We’ll begin again on 1st September with the Via Romea Germanica along the 26 sections between Cusercoli and Santa Sofia; on 8th September we’ll hike along the Via degli Abati for a 9km loop route, in Bardi in the province of Parma. On 15th September you’ll be immersed in the medieval atmosphere of Matilde di Canossa with a walk that covers a stretch of the Via Matildica del Volto Santo.

On 21st September, we’ll try some urban trekking in Parma along a part of the ancient Via di Linari. On 22nd September, we’ll host a walk to discover the Via Germanica Imperiale from Pavullo to Montecreto and on 28th September, we’ll walk along the Cammino di San Francesco in the Rimini hinterland from Torricella di Novafeltria to Sant’Agata Feltria. Two dates dedicated to the Via Francigena have also been planned: on Saturday 7th September we’ll cover 10.4km of the cultural route of the Council of Europe through woods and mule tracks from Cassio to Berceto, the last historic village before the Cisa Apennine pass towards Tuscany. On 14th September “I Love Cammini Emilia Romagna” will lead pilgrims on the discovery of the Via Francigena in the Po Valley countryside from Pontenure to Fiorenzuola.

How to take part? All it takes is a pair of trainers, preferably with a rigid sole and support, a hat, a backpack and you’re ready to join one of our free weekends of the “I love Camini Emilia Romagna 2019”. The routes almost never exceed 10km – most of them are limited to 7 or 8km – and are suitable for everyone. The walks start at around 9:30am and return in the afternoon. Each return has been calculated so that public transport can be used to go back home. The only thing you need to do is make a reservation on

I Love Cammini Emilia Romagna is promoted by APT Servizi Emilia-Romagna Region, in collaboration with the Episcopal Conference of Emilia Romagna. The excursions have been organised by the Individual Paths in collaboration with the AIGAE Association.

All the details of the proposals are available on the website: and