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Pilgrim trail recommended route Stage 1

Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path - I stage

Pilgrim trail · Val di Non
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Woods, meadows, villages and small churches that are jewels of sacred art. Paths and places crossed by pilgrims for 500 years!
Distance 25.5 km
8:00 h
950 m
280 m
1,364 m
636 m

In this first stage, we find Maso San Bartolomeo in Romeno where we can admire the precious and ancient church of the hospice for pilgrims, documented back in 1213. Continuing a little further we reach the church of S. Antonio in Romeno, precious for the cycle of frescoes on the outer walls dedicated to the most famous miracle attributed to St. James of Compostela, commonly known as the legend of the hanged. Other important signs concerning the devotion to San Giacomo di Compostela are to be found in Fondo where we can admire various frescoes dedicated to the Saint.

Overall, this beautiful stage is quite challenging both for its length and for the altitude gain, but it does not have very steep climbs except for the short one that leads from the gorge of San Romedio to Salter. The average walking time, excluding breaks, is around 7-8 hours, depending on physical condition and walking speed.

Author’s recommendation

It is advisable to divide this first stage in two, taking into account the length, the altitude gain and above all the wealth of historical and cultural heritage.

Before embarking on the Jacopeo Path, ask for the Pilgrim's Credential. It will be sent free of charge directly to your home address! To request it, write to the Azienda per Il Turismo Val di Non:

The stamp to be affixed on the Pilgrim's Credential is located at:

Sanzeno - Church of Santi Martiri

Romeno - Church of San Bartolomeo

Romeno - Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, near the Cemetery

Cavareno - Church of SS. Fabiano and Sebastiano

Fondo - San Martino parish church

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Update: September 03, 2021
Highest point
Senale, 1,364 m
Lowest point
Sanzeno, 636 m
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Safety information

The Path is well signposted, with the presence of the symbol of the stylised shell in yellow and various tables indicating the way. You can follow ancient paths connecting small towns and ancient roads that led to the sanctuaries, destination of pilgrimages. There are short stretches of roads with little traffic.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints 


Sanzeno, Basilica dei SS. Martiri (635 m)
46.364012, 11.071429
46°21'50.4"N 11°04'17.1"E
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Senale / Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde

Turn-by-turn directions

The first stage of the walk starts from the Basilica of the Holy Martyrs of Sanzeno, the main place for Christianity in our valley, and ends in Senale, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady in the Woods (Unsere Libe Frau im Walde).

Leaving the Basilica (630 m), go up to the Rhaetian Museum and take the walkway on the rocky wall directed to the Sanctuary of San Romedio. A few hundred metres before the Sanctuary, take the climb that leads to Salter and then, taking the new cycle track route, you will reach the San Bartolomeo farmstead in Romeno (progressive 7.6 km, 906 m above sea level). Continuing on a little you will reach the church of S. Antonio in Romeno, where there is a precious cycle of frescoes on the external walls, dedicated to the most famous miracle attributed to St. James of Compostela, commonly known as the legend of the hanged.

Continuing and crossing beautiful meadows we arrive at Fondo (progressive 15.1 km altitude 985 m) and here we can admire various Jacope-themed frescoes (mainly depicting St. James of Compostela), if time permits we can visit the ancient church of Santa Lucia.

Continuing on we arrive in Tret and shortly after we enter the Nonsberg meeting San Felice (progressive 22.3 km altitude 1263 m). The signs in German indicate that the end of the walk is not far away. Before the last climb we can admire the church of San Cristoforo and then we arrive at Madonna di Senale (progressive 25.6 km altitude 1350 m). The 16th century sanctuary was built on the site of an ancient Romanesque church. In this place has been documented the presence of an ancient hospice for pilgrims since 1184.


Texts by Donato Iob
Association of Anaune Friends of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


From Trento, take the local train to Dermulo. From here you can take the connection with the bus nr. 630.

>> Local train timetable

>> Timetable line 630

Getting there

From the A22 Brenner motorway, take the Trento North exit and continue in the direction of Val di Non on the SS43. In Dermulo follow the fork on the right towards Passo della Mendola until you reach Sanzeno after a few kilometres.


Free parking at the Basilica dei Santi Martiri in Sanzeno.


46.364012, 11.071429
46°21'50.4"N 11°04'17.1"E
32T 659338 5136578
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Book recommendation by the author

Si consiglia la Guida ufficiale del Camino Jacopeo d'Ananunia completa di indicazioni relative al percorso e approfondimenti storici e culturali e il sito ufficiale del cammino:  

Author’s map recommendations

4land Cartina Escursionistica della Val di Non, scala 1:25.000


Anyone who sets out and wants to get to their destination without problems must wear a good pair of comfortable shoes, preferably with a sculpted sole (like Vibram) and ankle protection (like hiking pedules), but in which the foot is firmly fixed to prevent the formation of blisters or, worse still, risk a sprain. It is also good to have a stick (or better still, telescopic sticks) to help you along the way, especially in some more challenging passages.

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25.5 km
8:00 h
950 m
280 m
Highest point
1,364 m
Lowest point
636 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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