Mozart’s journeys span 10 countries and over 200 sites, including the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, where Mozart was a member.
The Romanesque style was considered the first common language of the old continent, and its heritage can be seen today in nine countries in Europe, including Italy, where landmarks include Pavia’s Basilica of St. Michael Mayor.
The former pilgrimage route helped contribute to the cultural unity of Europe in the Middle Ages, with 1,800 kilometres of paths throughout England, France, Italy and Switzerland that travellers once took en route to Rome before heading to Jerusalem or Santiago de Compostela. The Eurovelo 5-Via Romea Francigena itinerary runs along the entire peninsula from Lake Como to Brindisi along the Sigeric corridor, from Pavia to Rome.
This route “fosters Mediterranean intercultural dialogue,” highlighting places the Phoenicians once stopped for trade, such as Sardinia.
By looking at the legacy left by Charles V, it “allows us to better understand present-day Europe,” according to the association’s site. The Italic routes cover the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, which belonged to the Crown of Aragon and played an important role in how the emperor fought against Berber attacks.
Thermalism in Europe dates back to Roman times, but some of the continent’s most famous towns reached their height in the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Acqui Terme.
Wine production is one of the key symbols of identity in Europe, and this route preserves the heritage of wine biodiversity in villages in Italy like Pompeii and Lamole in Chianti, recognized for its ancient terracing.
ATRIUM – Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th Century
This Cultural Route explores important examples of Fascist and Communist architecture that emerged post-war in destinations like Carbonia on the Italian island of Sardinia. Contact Information:
The art of ceramics is celebrated through both artefacts as well as modern-day production, with tours through Italy that allow travellers to try their hand at the craft.
Stemming from the French region where Cluny was seen in medieval times as “the second Rome,” Cluny Abbey’s influence spans over 1,800 monasteries, castles, colleges and villages across Europe, highlighted on a number of Cluny Routes that pass through Italy.
This route spans from Portugal to Russia, encompassing 60 cities in 13 countries where you can still see signs of Napoleon’s historical heritage, such as Mantua in the Lombardy region.
Some of the leading sculptors of the 19th century crafted the tombs found in Florence’s English Cemetery, one of the landmark sites on the route.
Since its birth in 1098 in Burgundy, the Cistercian Order has grown across Europe and now presently includes 1,000 monasteries and 750 abbeys, eight of which are located in Italy, including Corazzo in Calabria.
The 2,000-km hiking trail follows the path that nearly 200,000 Huguenots took during the 17th century to Geneva, Switzerland and later Germany.
Over 5,000 kilometres of routes follow scenes from the saint’s life and folklore, linking his birthplace of Szombathely, Hungary to his grave in Tours, France, passing through Italy along the way.