Romei pilgrims walking with Saint Martin

Convent complex of San Martino Maggiore

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Sunday 13 October walking with San Martino in the Bolognese Hills starting from the Basilica of San Martino Maggiore (via Oberdan, 25) at 9.00 am!
The Pilgrimage of San Martino will go from the Basilica of San Martino Maggiore to the Church of San Martino in Casalecchio di Reno through the Bolognese hills with a visit to the sanctuary of the Madonna di S. Luca.

In the spirit of their motto "Zelo zelatus sum pro Domino Deo exercituum" the Carmelite Friars of the Basilica of San Martino Maggiore are pleased to invite walkers on Saturday 13/10/2024 (9.00/19.00) to a pilgrimage on the Bolognese Hills between the two Churches of San Martino.
In 2016, the celebration of the Martinian Year to commemorate the 1700th anniversary of the birth of Saint Martin was an important European event in Bologna and Casalecchio di Reno for their Churches dedicated to this saint, and which have started a spiritual journey since that date shared with Nature!
The testimony of these two Churches dating back to the Middle Ages (but even before!), which faced times of pandemic and war with a lot of faith and hope, represents a precious viaticum in our daily journey, so that our Paths of San Martino are an invitation for everyone to continue together in peace and trust every day in life!

Led by Alessandro Conte (GAE Guide) the Romei of San Martino, leaving at 9.00 after a coffee in front of the Basilica of Bologna and a short visit, will cross the center of Bologna, to climb along the historic Via Crucis which leads to the Colle dell'Osservanza , dedicated to Saint Paul. A break in front of the magnificent panorama of our city and then going down to Villa Spada and going up along the "longest portico in the world" to the Basilica of San Luca and then reaching the Parco della Chiusa and thus arriving in Casalecchio di Reno with its Church of San Martino.

Participation is limited to 25 participants, with registration required by 6pm on Friday 11 October. To book:
UIT Colli Bolognesi +39 366 8982707
+39 3714970801/
The contribution including refreshments of €20 is requested from participants, while any free donations will support the restoration of our heritage.
Technical features:
DIFFICULTY: E (Easy hiking).
HEIGHT DIFFERENCE: m. 360 uphill and m. 360 downhill
LENGTH: approximately 12 km
DURATION: 5.00 hours of walking
For doubts, contact the GAE Guide Alessandro Conte – 328.4766980 (also Wapp messages)
The Guide reserves the right to modify the program and/or itinerary, also deciding on an early return, in relation to weather or environmental conditions, as well as for any reason aimed at guaranteeing the safety of the participants.

IMPORTANT: the Civil Liability insurance policy held by the Guide is liable for damage involuntarily caused to third parties, including those accompanied, caused to the Insured in his capacity as an Environmental Hiking Guide.
It therefore does not include any type of insurance coverage for any injuries to participants.
Participation in the event includes acceptance of the regulations and privacy release available on the website
Equipment and notes:
Backpack, at least half a liter of water, ankle-high trekking shoes with sculpted sole, waterproof garment, trekking trousers, hat, personal mask, disinfectant gel, sunglasses and some food. Ban tennis shoes if it has rained recently! A packed lunch is included in the excursion.
It's very useful to have flexibility, a spirit of adaptation and hospitality, which moreover don't weigh down your backpack!
via Oberdan, 25, Bologna, (BO)

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Martinian Walking 20.00 €