THE FRANCIGENA ROAD IN LAZIO
Lazio: the last stretch of the pilgrimage that crossed Europe to reach Rome, where the pilgrims prayed on Peter’s tomb. Alongside them were merchants from Flanders, England and Germany going to Italy to conclude their businesses. This was the Via Francigena, a Roman road which was re-used during the Middle Ages and became the first road of a new Europe.
From the customs of Centeno, which sat on the border between Tuscany and the Pope’s State, a travel tale that crosses villages, countryside and religious places, on the tracks of myths and legends, discovering the artistic heritage of a region, Lazio, mostly still unknown.