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Via Romea Germanica

On foot, by bike and on horseback towards Rome... 



The Italian portion of the route starts at the Brenner pass, follows the Isarco valley towards Vipiteno and Bressanone along the Chestnut Footpath while overlooking beautiful sceneries: the Dolomites, the Marmolada, the Sella group, the Lagorai. After Chiusa, Collalbo and Bolzano, the via enters the Adige valley and meets Termeno, Salorno and Trento and its vineyards, along the ancient via Claudia Augusta. After the Cimirlo pass it flows through the green Valsugana getting to the Levico and Caldonazzo lakes; it then reaches Borgo Valsugana, Arte Sella and then follows the blue water of the Brenta river to the Bassano bridge.
Now the route continues through the Po valley crossing the cities of Padua, Ferrara and Ravenna and finally the Trasimeno lake. The lake is the gate to the Tuscia area and following the Via Cassia you will get at last to Monte Mario, from which you will see the Saint Peter’s basilica and its dome (the “Cupolone”).

2200 km in total, 1045 km of which from Stade to the Brenner pass.



Trento - Levico | Download the route here!
Length: 20,6 km
Difference in altitude -> Ascent: 783 m | Descent: 487 m 
Practicability: on foot or by bike

Levico - Borgo Valsugana | Download the route here!
Length: 14,4 km
Difference in altitude -> 
Ascent: 4 m | Descent: 124 m 
Practicability: on foot or by bike

Borgo Valsugana - Cismon del Grappa | Download the route here!
Length: 31,6 km
Difference in altitude -> 
Ascent: 670 m | Descent: 620 m 
Practicability: on foot or by bike


Town Name Address Phone (+39) E-mail
Pergine Valsugana B&B Castel Charme Via Pontara 20/D 340 5774207
  Albergo Concordia Via Don G.Angeli 31 0461 538325
  Albergo La Rotonda  Viale Venezia 37 0461 531128
Levico Terme Hotel Sport Via Segantini 4 0461 706297
  Hotel Liberty Viale Vittorio Emanuele 3 0461 701521
  La Vecchia Fattoria Via per Caldonazzo 27 0461 700242 -
  B&B Alla Loggia dell'Imperatore  Via G.Prati 27  0461 706261
  B&B Bio Garni Mondinovo  Via de Vettorazzi 8 335 5977153
  Hotel Cristallo Via de Vettorazzi 2 0461 706427
Calceranica Energy Hotel Corso Alpini 1 0461 723008
  Hotel Micamada Via San Pietro 3 0461 723328
Caldonazzo Albergo Due Spade Piazza Municipio 2 0461 723113
Borgo Valsugana Ostello Sportivo Via Piccola 0461 753836
  B&B Al Gatto Nero Via Mazzini 1  340 9246088
  B&B Al Piagaro Località Piagaro 1 392 5095692  -
  B&B Villa degli Orti Via per Torcegno 0461 754194
  Locanda in Borgo Corso Ausugum 90 0461 757103
Castelnuovo Casa Gabriella Piazza Municipio 10 0461 753436
Grigno Albergo Conca d'oro Piazza Dante Alighieri, 1 0461 765126


Name  Offered service Opening hours Phone (+39) E-Mail
Famiglia Cooperativa Bassa Valsugana Grocery store 7.00 - 12.00
16.00 - 19.00
3298620131 fc.bassavalsugana.sede@
Villa S.Ignazio Coop. Sociale Hostel / overnight stay - meals 7.00 - 23.00 0461 238720
Samuele Società Cooperativa Sociale Job placement for people with disabilites. Cafè, small grocery store, small study rooms 8.30 - 15.00 (Mon-Fri) 0461 230888



  • historic research on the old itinerary;
  • valorization of the territory, together with the local population;
  • valorization of “slow hiking” and promotion of a sustainable lifestyle;
  • union of cultures and religions of Northern and Southern Europe;
  • contribution to a united Europe.



In the Wolfenbüttel library is kept a document that dates back to around 1256: it describes the roads connecting the Hanseatic city of Stade with Rome, mainly for pilgrims, and crosses several big cities such as Bolzano, Trento, Padova, Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlì, l'Alpe di Serra, Arezzo, Castiglione del Lago, Orvieto and Montefiascone. This document is part of the Annales Stadenses and has been written by Abbot Albert in the Convent of St. Mary in Stade, from where he left in 1256 heading towards Rome; he annotated several routes with precise information of towns, distances, and state of the roads. Among his itineraries there also is the “Melior Via”, the route passing through the Brenner Pass, what has been known since then as the “Via Romea Germanica”.

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