Via Romea Strata was the name of an old road system that connected central and eastern Europe with the Italian peninsula passing through the north-eastern passes of the Dolomites and continuing toward Rome.
After crossing the River Po the routes came together in Emilia Romagna at Badia Polesine where they dropped in altitude toward the Abbey of Nonantola, a place of religious importance and study, joining the same section of the Romea Nonantolana Way and proceeding toward the Apennine villages, Fanano and the Croce Arcana pass. From here the route dropped again toward Pistoia, Fucecchio and San Miniato where it rejoined the path of the Francigena Way.
It is precisely on account of its continental character that the Romea Strata Way is now a journey through European culture, but also a journey of discovery in the most significant spiritual place of the Italian peninsula.
Intersections The Romea Strata Way – the Lombard Nonantolano section – joins the Romea Nonantolana Way and the Piccola Cassia Way. The Romea Strata Way – the Lombard Nonantolano section is listed in the Atlas of Paths of the Mibact.