A religious walk that follows in the footsteps of St. Peter the Hermit, to connect with one’s spirituality immersed in a variety of landscapes between mountains, hills and villages characterized by history and tranquility.
The Way of St Peter the Hermit (or Sentiero di San Pietro) is a pilgrimage itinerary that follows in the footsteps of San Pietro Eremita, a hermit saint from the 9th century. The path includes three circular itineraries to form as many autonomous paths and crosses two regions, Abruzzo and Lazio, and four provinces, L’Aquila, Rieti, Rome, Frosinone, connecting various locations associated with the life of the saint.
Saint Peter the Hermit, also known as Pietro da Morrone or Pietro del Morrone, is a highly revered saint in the Christian tradition, after spending much of his life as a hermit, he went to Rome where he was crowned Pope with the name of Celestine V. He died in 1294.
The Camino di San Pietro Eremita offers pilgrims the opportunity to immerse themselves in the spirituality and history linked to the Saint, as well as to explore the natural and cultural beauty of Lazio.
Along the route, there are also shelters and structures for the reception of pilgrims, which offer shelter and support. The stages proposed here are part of the first itinerary “Ring of evangelization” (km 70), which starts from Rocca di Botte and crosses Carsoli to continue through uncontaminated nature and ancient villages such as Nespolo, Collalto Sabino and Turania.
|STAGES||START||ARRIVAL||DISTANCE||DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT|
|Stage 03||Tufo di Carsoli||Collalto Sabino||10 km||Difference in height: 516 mt. – Elevation loss: 345 mt|
|Stage 04||Collalto Sabino||Vivaro Romano||15,5 km||Difference in height: 675 mt. – Elevation loss: 603 mt|
During the journey, the villages crossed deserve an in-depth visit, such as Nespolo, a picturesque town surrounded by green oak and chestnut woods, made up of cobbled streets and stone buildings that give it a rustic charm and a welcoming atmosphere. Collalto Sabino, a charming medieval village located on a hill, which enjoys an enviable position offering enchanting scenery and landscapes over the Turano Valley, the heart of the town is represented by its ancient Baronial Castle from the 12th century. from which you can admire, with a 360° panoramic view, the mountains of the Monte Navegna Monte Cervia Nature Reserve. Also noteworthy is the town of Turania, which takes its name from the river that crosses the underlying Turano Valley and whose picturesque historic center is accessed through a medieval gate that keeps the medieval appearance of the town intact.
The Camino di San Pietro Eremita is a unique pilgrimage experience, which allows participants to follow in the footsteps of the Saint, to connect with their own spirituality and enjoy the passage in places that favor contemplation and the well-being of slow pace and tranquility.
Along the Camino di San Pietro Eremita you will find numerous reception points, you can sleep in accommodation, B&Bs, farmhouses or in religious structures. On the official website www.camminosanpietroeremita.it you will find information, GPS tracks and request credentials to walk the Camino.