Vita quotidiana ed eroica sul Cammino di Santiago
There is a Camino, in Northern Spain, which continues to be traveled on foot by thousands of people, especially in the summer but not only. 800 kilometers from the Pyrenees to Galicia and then beyond, to Finis terrae. It is the Camino de Santiago de Compostela traced over the centuries by those who went to the tomb of the apostle James, the first herald of Christ in Spain, miraculously found at the beginning of the 9th century. Today the whole route is perfectly marked with the famous yellow arrows and the ancient road is dotted with shelters where the right of hospitality once again has a meaning. You can set out for faith or for sport: but whatever the reason that drives you to leave, the Way ends up involving your whole being – desires, senses, hunger and thirst – in the daily effort of ‘advance, in encounters, in the beauty of art and landscapes, in the infinite kilometers traveled in solitude. It’s the charm of Santiago: for an instant, or for the long days that the journey takes, you go back to being just a pilgrim.
Publisher: Terre di Mezzo
Author: Maurizio Totaro, Miriam Giovanzana