A new slow-walk trail uniting Brescia and Bergamo in Italy’s Lombardy region opened on April 10.
The 130-kilometer route takes in 34 municipalities, two UNESCO sites, eight connected walks, three wine-growing areas as well as artisan districts, parks, reserves and the beautiful Lake Iseo.
Its eight stages can be walked in full in around six days, with each day/each being 20-25 kilometres. Passing through the hill country of Northern Italy, it takes travelers off the beaten tourist path and through areas enriched by nature and art. For example, one stage runs through the Mompiano Valley where art installations are dotted along the ArteValle route. Other stages feature new contemporary works of art inspired by the relationship between humans, art and nature. These include light installations, sculptures, and textile works (large tapestries made with two thousand artefacts).
To help walkers, new signage and a host of hospitality and accommodation facilities are available around the route.
The Cammino is an Italian Capital of Culture 2023 project as part of the “Città Natura” subject area, the partner of which is the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.