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Maria and Giovanni, two thousand kilometers on foot from Genoa to Santiago de Compostela

Maria and Giovanni, two thousand kilometers on foot from Genoa to Santiago de Compostela

Giovanni Battistini and Maria Ligalupo in a stage of their journey

On the march for three months between Italy, France and Spain: the journey of faith of a retired couple

Genoa – From the Genoese cathedral of San Lorenzo to that of Santiago de Compostela, on foot. A two thousand kilometer journey through Italy, France and Spain, completed in three months, with stages of over twenty kilometers a day.

Giovanni Battistini, 72, and his wife Maria Ligalupo, 74, left their home in Marassi guided by faith and a common goal: “We had already made the Camino de Santiago several times, but always starting from Spain – they say – and every summer, through the brotherhood of San Jacopo of Compostela to which we belong, for two weeks we welcome pilgrims in the San Nicolás de Puente Fitero Hospital ….

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Written by Rebecca Bell

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