Land of St. Benedict

Vallemaio is part of the Land of St. Benedict, which is the area of ​​influence by the Abbey of Monte Cassino, at its greatest extent, when it reached the Tyrrhenian Sea through the Garigliano river valley. The river was an important road link between the Abbey and the sea. The Read more…

Monastery of Saint Nicholas

Mount Leuci is recognizable by its unusual conical shape and at its base was the important monastery of St. Nicholas of Pico, now disappeared, directly on the “journey”, the pilgrims route from Rome to San Michele al Gargano and then, on to the Holy land. Also because Pope Victor III, Read more…

The Sacred Way

The sacred way is the ancient Roman road that was used by Roman generals to celebrate their victories. The path leads to the top of the mountain cable where once stood the temple of Jupiter Latiaris (one of the names for Jupiter in the Latin league). It winds around Mount Read more…

Way of St. Benedict

The Way of St. Benedict runs along three hundred kilometers from Norcia, to the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains, to Subiaco, to the upper Aniene Valley, on to Cassino. The trail is divided into 16 stages through Umbria and Lazio. The stages are designed as a function of distance (average Read more…

Way of St. Francis

The path runs along one of the most lush and fertile territories of Italy, that of the Holy Valley of Rieti, along the circle of the eight municipalities that surround Rieti – Contigliano, Greccio, Colli sul Velino, Labro, Rivodutri, Poggio Bustone, Cantalice and Morro Reatino, as well as Cottanello.

The Francigena Way South

The Via Francigena was the route that the European pilgrims followed from Canterbury to Rome during the Middle Ages. The Francigena Way South, however, connected Rome with Jerusalem. The path ran along the Appian Way to get to embark at Brindisi. The Garigliano river was crossed in Suio. Along these Read more…

Via Francigena

Medieval pilgrimages began from people in search of a spiritual satisfaction. The major poles of attraction were: Rome, site of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul; the Holy Land, the place of Christ’s passion; and Santiago de Compostela, where the apostle St. James chose to finish his journey. These Read more…