The Via Romea Germanica runs almost 2,200 kilometers from Stade to Rome, and passes through 3 countries, in 94 stages: 45 in Germany, 3 in Austria and 46 in Italy. The Italian route crosses 1,033 km divided into 46 stages from the Alps to Rome.
It is part of the great paths of Europe that lead to Rome and it can be traveled on foot, by bicycle, on horseback, but also by car or motorbike.
Born as the “Melior Via” to join Germany to the eternal city, the Via Romea Germanica traces the journey faced by the Abbot Alberto of Stade in 1236 towards Rome and meticulously transcribed in his diary of Travel.
Abbot Albert of the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary of Stade, was the first to travel this pilgrimage route to Rome to obtain from Pope Gregory IX the reform in a more rigid sense of the rule of his monastery.
The technical data are related to these 4 stages both individually and in their entirety.