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San Jacopo Path

The Path of San Jacopo winds for 174 km along the Cassia - Clodia road which connects the cities of Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Pescia and Lucca. The Cassia - Clodia is an ancient road route over two thousand years old, a Roman road which, passing through Florence, connected Rome to the strategic port of Luni.

In the Middle Ages, pilgrims heading to Rome or Santiago de Compostela stopped in Pistoia to pay homage to the relic of the Apostle James (or Jacopo), which arrived in the city from Galicia in 1144 and is still kept today inside the Cathedral of San Zeno. Thanks to this profound and widespread cult, Pistoia is called the Santiago Minor, the Little Santiago.

The path represents a journey through wonderful art cities of Tuscany and can be considered a section of the long itinerary, in the heart of Europe, towards Santiago de Compostela, crossing the coast way and the French Way. Alternatively, it is possible to embark from Leghorn to reach Barcelona and continue along the Catalan and Aragonese routes.

Immerse yourself in this fascinating pilgrimage experience along the Path of San Jacopo, exploring the scenic beauty and cultural richness of Tuscany, as you follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims towards Santiago de Compostela.

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Stages in the territory of Prato:

Along the route

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