The Route to Bobbio

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Crossing the Swiss frontier and coming down from the mountains, the route passes through Chiavenna, follows the line of Lake Como down to Lecco, then the Adda River to Vaprio d’Adda before heading into Milan. It was here that Columbanus met the Lombard King Agilulf and Queen Theodolinda, who granted him the lands on which he would build his last monastery at Bobbio.

From Milan, it heads south-east through the town of San Colombano al Lambro, on a hill above the plain, where his memory is actively celebrated, then down across the Po river past Piacenza.

The trail then climbs the foothills of the Apennines, up the Trebbia valley to the town of Bobbio, where one can still visit the monastery and the tomb of the saint, in the crypt of the monastic church.

Il Cammino di San Colombano come via di pellegrinaggio in territorio lombardo conduce dal centro di Milano (Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio) fino alla via Francigena, e coincide per un lungo tratto con il Cammino dei Monaci, nato dallo studio di un percorso – in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani (DAStU) del Politecnico di Milano – oggi consultabile nel sito ww.valledeimonaci.org

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