04Var-On foot from Colle del Monginevro to Vercelli

Since ancient times, the Valle di Susa has been one of the favoured areas for the crossing from Italy to beyond the Alps, thanks to the Monginevro and Moncenisio passes. The Middle Ages established is prominent role, even in Europe, as a transit route for merchants, armies, nobles, clergymen and pilgrims on their way to Rome or Santiago de Compostela.

Hospitali, xenodochia, inns and hotels or places of aid emerged along the route. The way proceeds with this varied panorama for over 170 km with two historical variants, starting from the Moncenisio and the Monginevro towards the valley floor, until arriving at the threshold of Turin and, from there, Vercelli.