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Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path

Pilgrim trail · Trentino
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Val di Non as seen through the eyes of a pilgrim of time ago.
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Distance 149.5 km
50:00 h
5,200 m
5,000 m
1,584 m
263 m

The "Jacopean Path of Anaunia", coming from an idea of Paolo Menapace and developed by the Anaune Association of Friends of the Way of St. James, offers the opportunity to learn about the great heritage of a valley rich in history and traditions, roads and paths travelled by traders, armies and pilgrims to reach the rich markets or the borders of the empire. Also used by pilgrims to reach sacred places and ask for grace and pardon.

The "Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path" connects the different places to pass through in a backpacking itinerary, following the steps of pilgrims of time ago. The route, which ideally starts and ends in the village of Sanzeno, the religious capital of the valley, is split in in stages for a total length of about 170 km over eight days.

Being aware of the quantity of evidence of devotion to S. Giacomo Maggiore in Val di Non, it was decided to revive the ancient tradition of pilgrimage in a series of stages that run along the valley's roads in the footsteps of ancient walkers.

Author’s recommendation

Those who want to walk the Jacopeo d'Ananunia Path are given the opportunity to receive the pilgrim's credential.The Credential is a travel document that always accompanies the pilgrim, certifies his identity, his condition and his intentions. It serves to distinguish a true pilgrim from any other traveller.

The Anaune Friends of the Pilgrim's Path to Santiago (AACS) Association has prepared a version of it, ensuring responsible and correct use of it, trying to maintain the sense and spirit of the Jacopean Pilgrim's Path to Anaunia.To request the Credential write to the APT Val di Non: info@visitvaldinon.it, it will be sent free of charge to your home.

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Update: May 04, 2021
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Highest point
1,584 m
Lowest point
263 m
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Safety information

As in other walks of this type, trekking shoes and clothing suitable for the season are recommended, as well as taking enough food to match the length of walk you intend to do. The route is entirely marked out with simple signage showing the stylized shell and the yellow arrow typical of the path of Santiago.

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

www.santiagoanaunia.it 

Start

Sanzeno, Basilica dei Santi Martiri Anauniensi (636 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.364017, 11.071574
DMS
46°21'50.5"N 11°04'17.7"E
UTM
32T 659350 5136578
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Destination

Sanzeno, Santuario di San Romedio

Turn-by-turn directions

The route, to be made on foot as it was used in the Middle Ages, has as its starting point the basilica of the Holy Anaunian Martyrs in Sanzeno, and as a goal the sanctuary of a hermit of the Thousand, St. Romedio, who had gone to Rome to pray on the tombs of the Princes of the Apostles and then settled in the rugged valley that bears his name.The "Jacopean Path of Anaunia" touches important points of the ancient routes: S. Maria di Senale (Unsere Liebe Frau in Walde) in the mixed language area of the Val di Non, the territory of Rumo and Bresimo, with a magnificent series of medieval churches, the lower Val di Sole with the village of S. Giacomo; the chief town of Anaunia, Cles, with Caltron and Dres; Tassullo, Nanno Tuenno, Terres, Flavon, Cunevo, Lover with places of worship and hermitage dedicated to saints much revered in the Middle Ages (S. Vigilio, S. Biagio, S. Emerenziana, S. Giorgio, S. Giovanni Battista, S. Lorenzo, S. Maurizio, S. Giacomo), and finally the left Noce, the stream that crosses the valley, with Ton, Dardine and its church dedicated to S. Marcello, Torra, Segno (home of the great missionary of Mexico Eusebio Francesco Chini), Taio, Coredo and at the end of the path S. Romedio.There are seven stages, a total of 160 km, sometimes demanding, but certainly attractive, always rich in landscapes and encounters with cultures of yesteryear, as well as charged with exquisite sacredness. A network of proposals for overnight accommodation completes the "path": everything is marked - as the well known “camino frances in Spain - by yellow shells and signs indicating the right direction. Farmhouses, hotels, small restaurants are along the route and make the effort of our modern day pilgrims less tiring. The important is that the itinerary is completed on foot, in memory of the ancient devotees of St. James the Apostle.

 

The Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path, one of the most interesting spiritual paths in Italy, is proposed in two versions: the short one, 3 stages, of about 60 km and the complete one, 7 stages, of about 160 km. The itinerary is designed for a continuous progression in sequence, sleeping in the places at the end of the stage but can also be divided into parts depending on your time available and end aim. Anyone who does not choose progression but merely completes individual stages or parts of stages must plan their return to the place of departure by public or private transport.Through the culture of walking you rediscover the soul of a territory. The Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path, designed using country roads immersed in forests and apple orchards, but also roads that penetrate the rural villages of the area, allows the walker a direct and original contact with the inhabitants of the valley and their traditions: you can observe men in their daily lives, their homes, meeting places both civil and religious and you can stop to talk. The Jacopeo Way of Anaunia is generally suitable for everyone. There are no dangerous stretches, but a little physical training is required for medium-long stretches and due care and attention is required when the route intersects or overlaps short stretches of road.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Trento, take the local train to Dermulo. Here there is a connection number 630 bus.

>> 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 Mendola Pass until you reach Sanzeno after a few kilometres.

Parking

Free parking at the Santi Martiri Basilica in Sanzeno.

Coordinates

DD
46.364017, 11.071574
DMS
46°21'50.5"N 11°04'17.7"E
UTM
32T 659350 5136578
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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: www.santiagoanaunia.it  

Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

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.

 

 

Basic Equipment for Pilgrim Walks

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • Religious objects and material as required

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
149.5 km
Duration
50:00 h
Ascent
5,200 m
Descent
5,000 m
Highest point
1,584 m
Lowest point
263 m
Public-transport-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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Pilgrim trail · Val di Non
Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path - I stage
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 1
Distance 25.5 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 950 m
Descent 280 m

Woods, meadows, villages and small churches that are jewels of sacred art. Paths and places crossed by pilgrims for 500 years!

from Donato Iob,   APT Val di Non
Pilgrim trail · Meraner Land
Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path - II stage
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 2
Distance 18.6 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 580 m
Descent 1,000 m

The second stage of the Jacopeo d'Anaunia  starts from Senale-Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde and leads us into the Rumo valley, a world that has ...

from Donato Iob,   APT Val di Non
Pilgrim trail · Val di Non
Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path - III Stage
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 3
Distance 23.8 km
Duration 9:30 h
Ascent 680 m
Descent 880 m

This part of the Path leads us from the Val di Rumo, through Val di Bresimo, into Val di Sole and gives us suggestive views of the various villages ...

from Donato Iob,   APT Val di Non
Pilgrim trail · Val di Sole, Pejo e Rabbi
Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path – IV stage
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
Distance 17.8 km
Duration 9:00 h
Ascent 1,100 m
Descent 1,200 m

With the fourth stage you return to Val di Non through Cavizzana and up to the locality of S. Antonio di Cles. This is a demanding stage but one of ...

from Donato Iob,   APT Val di Non
Pilgrim trail · Val di Non
Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path – V stage
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 22.5 km
Duration 7:45 h
Ascent 560 m
Descent 650 m

The fifth stage winds by castles and churches in the central area of Val di Non in the stretch between its capital Cles and Flavon.

from Donato Iob,   APT Val di Non
Pilgrim trail · Val di Non
Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path – VI stage
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 6
Distance 20.2 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 800 m
Descent 900 m

This is a very scenic stage that runs along the final part of the right side of Noce and then climbs up on the opposite side to Vigo di Ton.

from Donato Iob,   APT Val di Non
Pilgrim trail · Val di Non
Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path - VII stage
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7
Distance 18.3 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 750 m
Descent 450 m

The seventh stage starts from Vigo di Ton and allows you to conclude the Jacopeo d'Anaunia Path by reaching the Sanctuary of San Romedio.

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