18. 610 Italy (2/2)
18. 610 Italy (2/2)

18. 610 Italy (2/2)

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Mainly in Lombardy but also in Emilia Romagna, Via Columbani offers the opportunity to discover Italy through its welcoming population, particularly varied authentic landscapes and, in every corner, a vast and breathtaking heritage.

From Milan, Via Columbani is different from Cammino di San Colombano, which passes through San Colombano al Lambro and not Pavia.

From the Alps to the Appennines, the route crosses all of northern Italy, from the great lakes to the Po plain, passing through Milan, the metropolis of Lombardy and Pavia, the historic city of this region.


The Via Columbani is inspired by the journey made by St. Columbani in Italy during his exile around 612. Leaving Northern Ireland in memory of this Irish saint, this path stops at Bobbio, the site of his tomb, after having founded a last abbey there.

This 300km course is proposed in 17 stages with an average of 20km:

  1. Castagna (Suisse)-Chiavenna (Italie) : 11km
  2. Chiavenna-Verceia : 18km
  3. Verceia-Colico: 14km
  4. Colico-Dervio: 12km
  5. Dervio-Varenna : 12km
  6. Varenna-Abaddia-Lecco : 20km
  7. Lecco-imbersago : 21km
  8. Imbersago-Cassano d’Adda : 26km
  9. Cassano d’Adda-Cernusco : 16km
  10. Cernusco-Milano : 15km
  11. Milano-Abbiategrasso : 24km
  12. Abbiategrasso-Bereguardo: 21km
  13. Bereguardo-Pavia: 14km
  14. Pavia-Stradella: 32km
  15. Stradella-Canevino: 24km
  16. Canevino-Romagnese: 21km
  17. Romagnese-Bobbio: 15km

Between Milan and Bobbio, it is possible to take another route by San Colombano al Lambro described in the itinerary: 610 Cammino di San Colombano.

  • Departure : 7608 Castasegna (Switzerland)
  • Arrival : 29022 Bobbio (Italy)
  • Towns crossed : Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna

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Access and parking

The walking itinerary arrives from Switzerland via the Septimer Pass and starts at the Swiss/Italy border located in the Mera Valley 12km from Chiavenna, a town in the province of Sondrio in the Lombardy region of Italy. This city of 7500 inhabitants is accessible by train and bus. The departure is accessible by bus.

The end of the itinerary is in Bobbio, a city of 3800 inhabitants in Emilia Romagna, accessible by bus useful to reach Piacenza or Genoa and domestic or international rail lines or an airport.

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