All roads lead to Rome and the Via Romea Germanica is no exception to this rule. One of the most important streets in ancient Europe, born in medieval times as "Melior Via", connects Germany to the Holy See in Rome, the eternal city of timeless charm and beauty. The route runs throughout Germany starting from Stade, briefly crosses Austria and then cuts across the Alps to Rome. The journey was born thanks to Abbot Albert of Stade, who in 1236 made this long pilgrimage, carefully noting every single step of the route in his journey diary.
Once entered Tuscany and passed through Arezzo, you immediately see the beauty of Valdichiana Aretina: first stop is Castiglion Fiorentino with its beauties and the castle of Montecchio Vesponi, from where you can admire the beauties of Valdichiana on one side and of Val di Chio on the other one. You then reach Cortona, a true open-air museum, a place for people, traders, artists and saints: this village was loved by St. Francis of Assisi, who often stopped here and then stopped at the Cells Hermitage seeking peace and spirituality, immersed in the green of Tuscan nature.