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ITALY: Hiking and hitch-hiking on the E1 Trail

Travelling across Italy became the first stage of the project "Around the World by Foot", within which Valery Shanin explores the best pedestrian trails of the world. Lyudmila Parova became Valery Shanin's fellow traveler in the hike along the E1 Trail. The travel begins in Rome. Exactly here, is the largest international airport in Italy. On the territory of Rome, the left and right banks of Tiber are connected by 26 bridges. Along with new ones, there are also fairly old constructions, that remained. St. Peter's Cathedral in Vatican — the biggest Catholic church in the world The Castle of the Holy Angel or Castel Sant'Angelo, initially was the Mausoleum of the Emperor Adrian and members of his family. The town of Kampoli Apenino is built around a huge karstic landslip, almost of a perfect semicircular shape. The cozy medieval town Opi, is included in the prestigious list of "the most beautiful villages of Italy". Infiorate, is the flower festival on the occasion of the Catholic holiday of the Christ's Body and Blood. The famous Italian philosopher, historian and literary critic Benedetto Croce, was born in Peskasseroli, in 1866. But an even greater influence on the destiny of the city and its appeal to tourists, was rendered by the event that took place on September 9, 1922. On this day, the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molize was created. Here is its headquarters. From here the most popular tourist walking trails begin. The City of Rocca-di-Medzo, has been founded as a military settlement back in the Middle Ages. But when exactly, nobody knows. The oldest part of the city is on the San Kalvario Hill. The City of Castelluco is located on the rocky hill, 1452 meters above the sea level. It is the highest settlement in Apennines. In winter, people come here for skiing, and to admire yellow fields of blossoming colza in summer, to wander in the boundless sea of wild flowers. Here you can see the gentians, poppies, narcissuses, violets, asfodels, the violet lady's bedstraws, clovers, cranberries and other types of wild flowers. The small town of Visso, is located in the Valley of the Neru River, on the ancient road, connecting Rome with Folinio. The National Park of "Monti Sibillini", the name, that can be translated as the Park of Mysterious Mountains, was created in 1993, on the territory of 70 thousand hectares in the Italian regions of Umbria and Marke. Todi, located in the province of Perugia, on the high hill over the eastern bank of Tiber River, is often called "the city, most suitable for life, in the world". Narration was done by Frederic Moretti (fredericmorettimusic@gmail.com) #hitchhiking #pedestrian #hike #walk #trail #rome #corpus #christi #holiday #church #santa #maria #maggiore #san #pietroinvinkoli #basilica #colosseum #ancient #tiber #vatican #tourist #catholic #castel #santangelo #fortress #navon #square #train #opi #medieval #infiorate #abruzzo #park #forest #bear #peskasseroli #roccadimedzo #gran #saso #lago #di #compatosto #monti #siblini #umbria #castelluco #blossoming #field #flower #visso #sanctuario #madonna #macereto #fiastra #ugolino #gemini #tod #pigliano
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