Cammino di Sant'Agostino

Cammino di Sant'Agostino, Walks in Lombardy

Cammino di Sant'Agostino, Walks in Lombardy

The Cammino di Sant'Agostino is a pilgrimage stretching 620 kilometres. Walked on foot over 26 days, the trail links 50 Marian shrines across seven Lombard provinces.

The Cammino takes the pilgrim on a journey through Augustinian places of importance in Rus Cassiciacum, Milan and finally Pavia, where the relics of Saint Augustine (Santo della Grazia) are stored and revered.

It is a trail that connects the key moments of Augustine's life in Europe: Cassago Brianza (Rus Cassiciacum), the place of his conversion to Christianity, Milan, the city of his baptism, and Pavia, the final step.

The result is a journey of faith and of delight which has no reason to be envious of its more famous European equivalents; it is a worthwhile experience for tourists and pilgrims from the local area, from all over Italy and indeed from abroad.

The central figure of the pilgrimage is Augustine of Hippo, who pilgrims learn about as they complete a journey stretching from Augustine's home in Rus Cassiciacum to the Romanesque basilicas of San Pietro al Monte in Civate, San Vincenzo in Galliano, San Pietro and San Paolo in Agliate, Sant'Ambrogio and the Duomo in Milan, the Certosa di Pavia and the Basilica di San Pietro in Cieldoro, Pavia.

There are also dozens of Marian shrines along the Cammino, acting as the start and end points of each stage along the way. Countless parks, monuments, museums, stunning villas, woodland paths, rivers and lakes are also waiting to be discovered.

The 50 Marian shrines dotted along the Cammino make it something of an open-air rosary of shrines, encompassing the Provinces of Como, Lecco, Monza, Brianza, Bergamo, Varese, Milan and Pavia.

The Cammino's broad reach means it showcases the full breadth of the artistic, architectural, environmental and cultural gems of a land that has been a capital of the Roman Empire, of the Kingdom of the Lombards and of the Duchy of Milan.

To see the full map of the Cammino di Sant'Agostino, click here.

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