This book is a memoir of a walking pilgrimage from Barcelona, Spain to Rome, Italy during the summer of 2014. The author primarily walked the network of Gran Route trails through Catalunya, the Via Domitia through France, and finally the Via Francigena from Vercelli, Italy to Rome. More than a travelogue, the author recounts memories and thoughts concerning culture, history, war, food, religion, spirituality, and countless other thoughts that occupy an idle mind over a 1,200-mile stroll through southern Europe.
In 2012 the author walked the Camino de Santiago from Montserrat, near Barcelona, to Finisterre. Try as he might, he couldn't keep from comparing the two pilgrimages.