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The portuguese itinerary of the Camino de Santiago became important since the independence of Portugal in the twelfth century. This itinerary is rich in history, with monuments, churches and references to the pilgrim world and it is also the best equipped in terms of hospitality that is getting better year by year. Many writings report journeys along this route, by travelers of all nationalities. However, towards the end of the 15th century, the Portuguese path fell into decline due to the spread of diseases such as the plague, religion wars and increasingly frequent attacks on pilgrims. In the following 300 years, almost all traces of the paths in Portugal leading to Santiago were lost, as indeed also in Spain. Everything changed when Pope Leo XIII sanctioned the discovery of the remains of the saint that had been forgotten and hidden. In the twentieth century the ancient ways of faith were rediscovered throughout Europe also thanks to the intervention of Pope John Paul II. This is the Portuguese itinerary of the Camino de Santiago.
Free departures, minimum 2 participants.
Departure from Italy to Santiago, by scheduled flight (ticket cost is not included in the participation fee). Arrival, meeting with the local driver and transfer to Sarria. Overnight
Breakfast. Left the town, the path takes the direction of O Porrifio and crosses the Puente de San Telmo on the San Simòn river to reach A Madaleina. The stage continues in the direction of Ribadelouro and, after crossing the industrial area, you will reach the urban center of O Porrino. We will continue to the small town of Mos and will end in the town of Redondela. Overnight.
Breakfast. From here the route coincides with the N-550, entering Redondela. After, we will see several beautiful sea views of the Ria de Vigo, also in the path. We will be surprised by some short pieces of the ancient Roman route and 'miliari' signaling the distance. The stage proceeds towards the hill of A Canicouva in the direction of the city of Pontevedra and its Sanctuary of the Virgen Peregrina, patron saint and symbol of the city. Overnight.
Breakfast. From Pontevedra we will continue to the north and take a detour to enter the woods of Reiriz and Lombo da Maceira. In San Mauro, the Camino heads to Ponte Ba1b6n and from here to O Ameal. Finally it starts towards Tivo and, now very close to the banks of the Urnia, reaches Caldas de Reis, the destination of the stage. Overnight.
Breakfast. The Portuguese itinerary departs from Caldas de Reis to enter the Bermana valley and its centuries-old woods. A gentle climb begins towards Santa Marina de Carracedo, to then follow in the direction of Casal de Eirigo and O Pino, across Mount Albor. After the Roman bridge of Cesures, the Way enters the lands of A Coruna continuing parallel to the N-550 until it reaches Padròn, a town with a strong Jacobean tradition. According to tradition, the body of Santiago with his disciples arrived in the nearby village and port of lria Flavia. Overnight.
Breakfast. The last stage of the Camino de Santiago begins with which you have been able to admire the countless wonders resulting from centuries of history. Departure from Escravitude and past the sanctuary, after a stretch of woods, the path crosses the railway tracks in the locality of A Angueira de Suso and begins its descent towards Santiago. In Santiago, the Portuguese itinerary enters the monumental area from Porta Faxeira and heads towards the Praterias facade of the Compostela cathedral. Now is the time to follow the tradition: We will go to the Portico della Gloria under the figure of the seated Apostle, to ask for three wishes. Behind the same column is the figure of the master Matteo (the builder), who is given three heads "so that he can transmit his knowledge and talent". After we go to the crypt where the sepulcher of Santiago is located, and finally the most significant is the embrace to the Saint. Overnight.
Breakfast and free transfer to the airport. Departure for Italy, by scheduled flight (ticket cost is not included in the travel participation fee). Arrival and end of the trip.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||Cat. Hotel Basic||Cat. Hotel Charme|
|Double||Supplement single||Double||Supplement single|
|From 1 April 2020 to 31 October 2020||€ 610||€ 190||€ 750||€ 320|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Supplement for dinners at the hotel:
** To participate in this trip you need an identity card valid for expatriation with 6 months of residual validity.
For the ‘basic’ category there will be small 1 * or 2 * hotels, simple and basic hostels or guesthouses, but always in double rooms with private bathroom and breakfast with coffee / infusion, pastry and fruit juice. In the ‘charme’ category there are lovely farmhouses, old farmhouses or renovated and very welcoming country houses. In these structures, breakfast will be abundant with the addition of eggs or cold cuts, yoghurt and fruit … you have to start the morning with energy! In Santiago, in both categories, there will be a good 4 * hotel, a reward for the fatigue faced during the Camino.
*** Sometimes the accommodations provided are a short distance from the final point of the stage: just call the hotel and in a few minutes a car will come to pick you up and the next morning will bring you back to the same point for the continuation of the walk.
*** Upon arrival you will be given the credential. Card that, along the Way, you will have to stamp (at least twice a day) in any bar, shop, authorized accommodation … you will find them everywhere. After that you have to go to the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim’s Office to prove that you have done at least 100 km and get the Compostela.
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