Romea Strata

A Way to be realised together.

An important and ancient route from Central and Eastern Europe, crossing 7 states, to Rome.

Pilgrimage Promotion Tour 2022

Forty-five days in which we will walk the main route of the Romea Strata, the millenary road that crosses the whole of Europe, starting from Tallinn and ending in Rome.

Pilgrimage Promotion Tour 2022

Forty-five days in which we will walk the main route of the Romea Strata, the millenary road that crosses the whole of Europe, starting from Tallinn and ending in Rome.

Romea Strata

The Romea Strata was an important European route, travelled by pilgrims from Central and Eastern Europe on their way to Rome: from the Baltic Sea they crossed Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria until they crossed the Alps and entered North East Italy via Tarvisio.

The Romea Strata was a way of faith and culture that took pilgrims through Europe, but above all through themselves.

Before becoming a pilgrimage route, this route was used for many purposes, including trade: amber, salt, iron, silk… passed through here. The human passage also led to the development of culture, through the art and architecture that we encounter today along this route (hospitality, churches, museums, memories…). The route was also travelled by enlightened minds who left their mark on science, such as Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo Galilei, but also by crucial figures who spread Judaism and Protestantism as well as Christianity along this route.

A lifetime would not be enough to travel it all – to know it in all the facets it had over time, to live it in all its “layers”; hence, the origin of the name “strata” which means “road”, but also, and above all, “stratification of history and lives”.

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Italy

Italy with Rome is the destination of the entire route that enters Italy from Tarvisio. A route that offers landscapes from the mountains to the sea, in a continuous succession of nature and culture.
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Austria

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Throughout Austria, the Romea Strata follows various pilgrimage routes consecrated to important saints including Jakobus, Martinus, Hemma, Benedikt, as well as the Marian Via Sacra, one of the most famous pilgrimage routes to Mariazell, the famous shrine after which the municipality of the same name in Styria is named.
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Czech Republic

The Romea Strata route runs through the heart of Europe in the Czech Republic. The northern trail starts at the Polish border and continues along the ridges of the Western Carpathians.
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Poland

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Lithuania

The Lithuanian Way is the first and only 500-kilometre pilgrimage route prepared and equipped for individual pilgrims and hikers to travel through Lithuania, joining the international European network of St James’ Way and the routes to Rome.
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Latvia

Romea Strata in Latvia stretches 430 kilometres following the main historical trade and cultural exchange routes in the area, as well as the current St James’ Way route in Latvia.
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Estonia

The walk in Estonia is very naturalistic and is easy as it is a predominantly flat country: in the north it is characterised by ridges of glacial origin, in the central part there are hillocks and it is rich in lakes and watercourses, while the innermost part of the country, in the south-east, is rich in hills.
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Slovenia

Learn about AERS and its Scientific Committee

The Romea Strata European Association is working to make the entire route from the Baltic Sea to Rome viable with the help of an international group of experts.

Learn about AERS and its Scientific Committee

The Romea Strata European Association is working to make the entire route from the Baltic Sea to Rome viable with the help of an international group of experts.

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