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Marianta says Hi!


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My name is Marianta, i am 26 years old and planning to do El Camino Frances on July.

I would like to ask first, if it is dangerous for a woman to travel alone ( i saw some topics about it, saying it's ok but i would like to hear (read) it on personal..;-D). Second i m planning to travel via italy to France, does someone know which is the easiest (and cheapest way) to reach to the starting point of my Camino. Third is there any chance that i get lost? Does it have propper signals on the way leading the pilgrims?

If u have any recomendations about equipment (clothing e.t.c.), things to see (not to miss on the way) or anything else that perhaps would help you (and might help me) if you were taking el camino for the second time having the experience of your first, they are welcome..;-)

I want to thank everybody that will share his/her knowledge-experience with me...
Have a nice summer!

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Ciao Marianta,
Depending on which camino you want to walk, you could fly to any of these Spanish cities from Roma on Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada and Malaga.
If you are planning to walk the Camino Frances you could fly from Roma to Madrid. It is cheaper to fly during the week and a flight from Roma to Madrid on a Thursday will cost 40 euro (one way) depart Roma 19h40 and arrive Madrid 22h05
You could spend one night in a hostel in Madrid and get a train/bus/flight to Pamplona the next day. From there you can get a bus to Roncesvalles or, a taxi to St Jean Pied de Port.
buona fortuna!


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Ciao Marianta,

Sil has given you some good advice. I also know that flies from Venezia to Barcelona, not sure if that might be something to look at.

In this section of the forum, people are discussing how to get to their starting point from many different locations, this might help you:

Regarding the equipment, I would have a look at this section of the forum:

Regarding safety, have a look at this section:
... I am not sure if this is an indication, but we have had the "Camino Crime Watch" section of the forum open for a long long time now and we only have 12 topics in this section. Even so, read through them an I think you will get an idea.

Buen camino!


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