St. Vicinius’ Way follows a circular route which extends for almost 350 kilometres between the provinces of Forli-Cesena, Arezzo and Rimini and which in many stretches is superimposed on the ancient Roman road system.
Dedicated to St. Vicinius, the first bishop of Sarsina between the 4th and 5th centuries and a key person in the evangelisation process of the province of Ravenna, it winds through the places that typify the life of the saint, basically following the Savio Valley between Monte Fumaiolo and the Adriatic Sea.
Today the trail not only passes through important natural environments which are unique and picturesque with their flora and fauna, such as the Casentinesi Forests National Park Monte Falterona and Campigna, which has obtained recognition as Unesco Heritage, but also offers an experience of peace and meditation in some important places of Christian spirituality such as the Madonna del Monte at Cesena and the Basilica of St Vicinius in Sarsina where it is still possible to see the rite of the Saint’s Collar.
The ring route of the trail leads to the Sanctuary of La Verna, the “Holy Face” in Borgo San Sepolcro in Tuscany and the picturesque Hermitage of Camaldoli, a centre of meditation and spirituality.
Together with the more important places of worship, the trail brings you to small sanctuaries and country churches of even more remote origins which, being located in remote places, are still the object of local devotion and contribute to passing down that atmosphere of spirituality which is partly due to their particular natural location.
Intersections The route joins the Romea Germanica Way and St. Francis Way. St. Vicinius’ Way is listed in the Atlas of Paths of the Mibact.