CONNECTION WITH THE VIA POPILIA FROM RAVENNA TO CHIOGGIA

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There is growing interest in the Via Romea Germanica and the opportunities for networking between neighboring territories to promote slow tourism, coordinated and connected routes, and development.
In the space of a few days, the Italian Via Romea Germanica Association, with its president Flavio Foietta, participated in two different and important meetings with public administrators, entities and economic operators in the Province of Rovigo interested in connecting to the historic pilgrim route described by the monk Albert of Stade in 1200.
As happened in other areas, the availability of the Via Romea Germanica is there, also to connect and promote alongside the main historical route variants and local itineraries, also among others traveled by pilgrims over the centuries.
This is evidenced by the discovery, in the area between Ariano Polesine and Chioggia, of a number of “medallions” from the 1200s/1300s that pilgrims wore on their return from Rome as a sign of the pilgrimage they had made.
A number of these “insignia” are on display at the Diocesan Museum in Chioggia.
It was precisely at the day of meeting and discussion promoted by ConsorzioPoolService and initiated at the San Basilio cultural center in Ariano Polesine that the foundations were laid for a collaboration with the Via Romea Germanica, which was also represented by Councilor Luigi Polo.
Participants included ConsorzioPoolService president Fabio Biolcati with vice president Sebastiano Bruschi, Ariano Polesine councillor Sandro Vidali, Consorzio Po e il suo Delta president Daniele Grossato, Gal Polesine Delta del Po president Sandro Trombella with director Stefano Fracasso, and Davide Bellotti for Consorzio Navi di Comacchio.
A few days earlier Foietta spoke at a conference in Pincara, in the province of Rovigo, to discuss a cooperation project between Local Action Groups from Veneto and Emilia-Romagna that aims to develop routes and promotion “from the Po Delta to the Apennines.”
Also in this case, the availability of the Via Romea Germanica is maximum and Foietta stressed the importance of the association’s presence and participation also to ensure coordination and homogeneity of interventions for what concerns paths, signage and maintenance, as well as for the overall promotion of the territories.
Present in Pincara were the mayors of the municipalities (all in the province of Rovigo) of Pincara Stefanio Magon, of Salara Lucia Ghiotti and of Ceneselli Angela Gazzi, and the president of Gal Polesine Delta Po Sandro Trombella.