London and Rome, two of Europe’s great cities. Linked by a network of ancient roads that span a distance of over 2,000 kilometers. And in the summer of 2019 I’ll be walking them.
My journey from London to Rome will follow the route that was travelled by pilgrims in the Middle Ages. I’ll cross the English Channel, go up and over the Alps, walking through four countries en route to the Eternal City.
It will be a journey of discovery and a journey into my Italian heritage. But most importantly it will be a journey that raises awareness about mental health and money for the mental health charity Mind. And I hope it’s a journey you will join me on.
You can read more about why I’m walking to Rome here.
The latest from the road
The Grand Saint Bernard Pass to Pavia
Making tracks in la Bella Italia
272kms – 13 days
La Bella Italia…the land of Roman amphitheatres and medieval castles, the Alps and the Dolomites, the Tuscan hills and the mighty Vesuvius. The home of the Ferrari and the Vespa, of Giorgio Armani and Prada. The country that brought us pasta, pizza, Parmesan, and Prosecco. And gelato, let’s not forget the gelato. The home of Venice, Milan, Florence, and of course, Rome, the eternal city. Being half Italian I’ve spent many a holiday in this wonderful country. But never have I been so excited to see the green, white, and red of il Tricolore. Read more…
I’m walking from London to Rome to raise money for the mental health charity Mind. You can find out more about Mind and their work here. But if you’d like to cut to the chase and make a donation, please click below.