In Tuscany there is a unique path that strays over Emilia-Romagna and that draws a ring circuit. The peculiarity of this route is that you walk on ancient mule tracks and paths, completely avoiding paved roads.

Are you ready to enter a world of travelers and pilgrims where it seems to be in The name of the rose?

On the San Vicinio Path you will hear neither noise nor cars, but only the singing of birds and the rustling of leaves on the wind.

See also : other paths

Where is San Vicinio path?

You walk on the road system of the ancient Province Alpes Apenninae, which connected the regions of northern Europe with Rome. There are 14 municipalities in the provinces of Arezzo, Rimini and Forlì-Cesena. It starts from Sarsina, to whose first bishop, San Vicinio, the path is dedicated. Cross the territories of the Casentino Valley and its forests dotted with castles and monasteries. The most important of which is La Verna, founded by St. Francis from Assisi.

The stages of San Vicinio path

The Cammino di San Vicinio is divided into 14 stages covering almost 320 kilometers on foot, on marked trails, starting from Sarsina. The main stages are Sarsina, Camaldoli, La Verna, Cesena and Sarsina. Below you will find all the steps in detail:

Stage Stretch Km
1 Sarsina – Bagno Di Romagna 37,6 km
2 Bagno Di Romagna – Camaldoli  20,2
3 Camaldoli – Badia Prataglia 12,1
4 Badia Prataglia – La Verna  12,1
5 La Verna – Verghereto  17,3
6 Verghereto – Balze 13,1
7 Balze – Sant’agata Feltria 22,7
8 Sant’agata Feltria – Pietra Dell’uso 23,1
9 Pietra Dell’uso – Sogliano Al Rubicone 9
10 Sogliano Al Rubicone – Borghi  21,9
11 Borghi – Sorrivoli 17,3
12 Sorrivoli – Cesena 19
13 Cesena – Ciola 26,1
14 Ciola – Sarsina 13,1

Cosa vedere lungo il cammino di San Vicinio

Il cammino di San Vicinio passa per monasteri e santuari ed altre più piccole testimonianze della religiosità coltivata nel corso dei millenni in quelle strade. La Madonna del Monte e il bellisismo monastero di La Verna e quello di Camaldoli. E poi ci sono il santuario della “Madonna degli Occhi” a Pondo di Santa Sofia, il santuario di Sant’Ellero a Galeta, quello di Sant’Alberico, oppure l’abbazia camaldolese di Bagno di Romagna, nota per l’immagine della “Madonna del Sangue” e del crocifisso ligneo del “Perdono”.

Il cammino è completamente segnalato e si può percorrere a piedi, in bicicletta e a cavallo. Il cammino è segnato con la catena di San Vicinio, icona del santo. Qui trovate altre informazioni utili

In Casentino

Meow! I was dreaming of a bench where I could relax and lay down

Meow! It should have been a warm place – lets say during Spring time when everything is green and fresh with some yellow blossoms around .

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Meow! Here I am : I have made a booking at DeiMori LaMassa . It is beautiful private villa up on the hill-side in Tuscany . There is even a covered and heated swimming-pool with comfy sun chairs and a good smell of fresh flowers. Lots of birds around singing – nothing like in the noisy city where everyone got annoyed .

Meow! Now I miss a friend ! Would you like to come join me ? Then do write to me or book directly . Come to Casentino Valley with me : I do need to be cuddled –

Oh! I forgot to introduce myself – My name is Pippo

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we do have a useful  Nespresso machine ready for you at  DeiMori LaMassa

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Adding a satellite navigator  on a rented car might be expensive.

Better to travel with your own  or a friend of your portable one,  with Italy or West Europe Map.

You might prefer to use our written direction on how to get to Vertelli an then while here, borrow our TomTom .

It speaks your language, it has got Europe Map and some “favorite” destinations.

Water mills within the valley

Stia, Fam Bucchi 0575-582680 • 338-1007610.

– MULINO GRIFONI (produttivo)
Pagliericcio, Castel San Niccolò Fam. Grifoni 0575-572873.

Castel Focognano, Fam. Bardelli 0575-597465 – 339-3231870

Raggiolo, Ortignano Raggiolo.
Fam. Giorgini 0575.514042 • 347-1111508.
Comune Ortignano Raggiolo 0575.539214.