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In Italy along the Romea Germanica Road

1000 kilometres (divided in 46 stopovers) from Alps to Rome

In Italy along the Romea Germanica Road

Claudia Astarita


The Romea Germanica road is a path around 2200 km's which was rediscovered by passionate scholars and archaeologists.

Everything started when the Abbot Alberto, while he was at the Benedictine Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Stade (Hamburg), recognized the necessity to adopt a more rigid ecclesiastical discipline, according to the model of Cistercian rules. He then travelled to Rome to get Pope Gregory IX's approval for the reform, but the Brothers and the Archbishop of Bremen refused it.  Disappointed, Abbot Alberto residgned.

The 2200 km path has been rediscovered thanks to the work of passionate scholars and archaeologists. It is made up of three main sections: Germany (from Stade to Wernigrode through Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria), Austria (Seefeld - Innsbruck- Brenner) and Italy.

The Italian itinerary lasts 1000 kilometres (divided in 46 stopovers) from Alps to Rome and crosses inspiring views immersed in the nature, villages and towns rich in art and history, through both internationally famous places and less known Italian corners.

The Itinerary can be covered on foot, by bike, on horseback, but also by car and motorbike, choosing from time to time the favourite stopovers.

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