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St. Anthony’s Way

410 km / 258 km in Emilia-Romagna

St. Anthony’s Way passes through Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany following a route that connects important centres of spiritual significance and religious importance and less known places where St. Anthony lived and practiced his faith at the beginning of the 12th century.

Marked by a strong religious and spiritual meaning the trail offers a unique opportunity to pass through lands rich in unspoilt nature with a slow perspective on landscapes dotted with hermitages, ancient villages, castles and cities of art that are typical of a large part of Emilia-Romagna.

Starting from the Basilica of St. Anthony at Padua, the route winds southward for more than 400 km, entering Emilia-Romagna at the picturesque ford over the River Po, passing through Ferrara and continuing to the Sanctuary of St. Luke in Bologna, an important place of religious significance and pilgrimage, and then toward Romagna.
Gentle Apennine ridges, ancient parish churches, sanctuaries and villages typify the route which leads to the impressive natural environment of the Casentinesi Forests National Park, which is also a Unesco MAB reserve. The route includes Dozza, the town painted with murals and home of the Regional Wine Promotion Organisation, Brisighella, an ancient medieval town with its characteristic Portico, the Hermitage of Montepaolo, an evocative place of peace and spirituality and an important sanctuary of St. Anthony in Emilia Romagna and first residence in Italy - 1221 and 1222 – of the saint who lived here after meeting Saint Francis in Assisi.

The route joins Dante’s Way, the Way of the Gods, the Romea Germanica Way, Assisi Way, St. Francis’ Way from Rimini to La Verna.
St. Anthony’s Way is listed in the Altas of Paths of the Mibact.



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Events and places

Find all the other dates and events along the trail

From those of national importance to the more characteristic and picturesque and the points of interest for tourists along the trail.

Further events on this route will be available shortly

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From hospitality in the villages of the Apennines and Po Valley Plain to the Resorts, Hotels and Bed & Breakfast of the hills and cities of art.
Choose your holiday immersed in the nature and culture of Emilia Romagna.

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From the natural parks to the monumental trees, green areas and fountains.
Discover natural places of interest of the region and the trail.

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Pilgrim's Bag

Food & wine and Typical Products

From dairy specialities to traditional quality foods and Doc and Docg wines that you can taste along the trail.
Discovering the patrimony of food and wine of Emilia-Romagna.

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Section on places of worship and religious hospitality in the region and along the trail

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Legs & Open Data

Accommodations, points of interest, stops and GPS routes to build your application.
This is the section where APT Servizi Emilia Romagna provides freely all the data available on the Trail.