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VIA ROMEA (ITA STAGE1) – Brenner – Sterzing

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The history of the Brenner is closely connected with the pass which takes its name from the Breunes, a tribe settled in the upper Isarco Valley and over the waershed, in Roman times. A region they called Vallis Vipitina. In the 2nd C. a.D. the Romans built a military road, some of whose milestones are still standing, since the age of Marc Aurel, Septimius Severus and Caracalla. Significant remains of this road are in full view for long stretches near the modern roads. Worthy of notice, in Brenner town, is St. Valentine’s Church built on the site where in 565 a sanctuary to St Valentine had been built. The bell tower was built in the 16th C. whereas the body of the church and the portal were built in the 15th C. For those interested in matters concerning World War II, a bunker can be visited by climbing 84 steps above the church
Distance 15.9 km
4:18 h
128 m
549 m
Highest point
1,379 m
Lowest point
949 m


47.002697, 11.504837
47°00'09.7"N 11°30'17.4"E
32T 690418 5208509


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47.002697, 11.504837
47°00'09.7"N 11°30'17.4"E
32T 690418 5208509
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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
  • Blister kit
  • 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

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  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
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  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Sefa S
August 26, 2021 · Community
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15.9 km
4:18 h
128 m
549 m


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