Nel Mezzo del Cammino di Santiago
In bicicletta verso Compostella tra viandanti e pellegrini
From Saint-Jean Pied-de-Port, at the foot of the French side of the Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia. It is the Camino Francés, the best known of the itineraries that make up the Camino de Santiago network. Natalino Russo mixes with the large crowds of walkers, cyclists and other travelers who set out on the road to Santiago. He gets on his bike and sets off, as a journalist and mostly layman, to go and see, to understand the reasons that drive over 120,000 pilgrims a year to undertake the 800 km of the Way. To understand, pedaling, even a little of himself. The encounters made along the way will reveal to him that most of the pilgrims leave for reasons that have nothing to do with the codified religion, but each one carries his own personal spirituality within. What matters much more is nature, landscapes, encounters, the possibility of traveling on foot or by bicycle in the heart of Europe, in a way that is impossible elsewhere. Those who return from this trip are impressed by the number of people met, by the kilometers covered almost without realizing it, by the infinite lands crossed as in hypnosis, each on his own account and yet all together. The story is accompanied by: color photographic insert, itinerary maps, practical information for those who want to follow in the footsteps of the author.
Publisher: Ediciclo Editore
Author: Natalino Russo
Publication: March 2010
Format: 14,5 x 21,5