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Max Kacan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Venice to Santiago
Hi Everyone. My son is in Venice and in urgent need of guidance. He is in Venice right now and does not not where he needs to go to get started. He also need a credential. Could anyone on this group provide some guidance? Thanks in advance.
 

evanlow

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances06
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Levante(14-15)
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Where does he want to go? Camino de Santiago to Spain (3000 km) or via Francigena to Rome (probably one third the distance)
 

Max Kacan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Venice to Santiago
I looked at those both links but I did not see any specifics. Like where is the start of the trail? What is the address of the place where you can drive or walk to to get a credential. Maybe I just don't understand the way this is set up.
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
I looked at those both links but I did not see any specifics. Like where is the start of the trail? What is the address of the place where you can drive or walk to to get a credential. Maybe I just don't understand the way this is set up.
Perhaps send an email to this address and ask for the particular info that you need re a Credential and start of the route.

venicetosantiago@gmail.com

Good luck to both you and your son!
 

Canuck

Veteran wanderer
Camino(s) past & future
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Hi Everyone. My son is in Venice and in urgent need of guidance. He is in Venice right now and does not not where he needs to go to get started. He also need a credential. Could anyone on this group provide some guidance? Thanks in advance.
Here is a contact in Venice for the credential. I imagine this person can also help identifying the starting point: Credenziale per Venezia e dintorni Sergio Baldan Cannaregio 1965/B - tel. 041 5245375
I walked Venice-Pisa a few years ago on this route(which joins with the Francigena):
http://www.amicidisantiago.it/romea/leona.htm
Good luck,
Jean-Marc
 

Max Kacan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Venice to Santiago
Thank you so much everyone! I will pass this along and contact the leads you all provided. I really appreciate it!
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
One question - is your son as concerned as you are or is he just pedalling his way towards Santiago? Perhaps it is time for you, the father, to let your son loose in this world? Buen Camino, SY
 

Max Kacan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Venice to Santiago
That is indeed why he is traveling by himself. He is probably now realizing that doing things impromptu doesn't really work well for international travel on a budget. I am sure he will make it through, but I am not sure how far:)
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
That is indeed why he is traveling by himself. He is probably now realizing that doing things impromptu doesn't really work well for international travel on a budget. I am sure he will make it through, but I am not sure how far:)
Just let him explore ways to do by himself and when he'd in doubt (trouble, hopefully not!) you jump in with info.
How old is he?
 

Max Kacan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Venice to Santiago
Agreed. And that's exactly what he did this morning. He is 21. He is been there 2 weeks already and did fine for the most part. It's just today, he seemed totally drained and not sure of what he should do.
 

Max Kacan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Venice to Santiago
Here is a contact in Venice for the credential. I imagine this person can also help identifying the starting point: Credenziale per Venezia e dintorni Sergio Baldan Cannaregio 1965/B - tel. 041 5245375
I walked Venice-Pisa a few years ago on this route(which joins with the Francigena):
http://www.amicidisantiago.it/romea/leona.htm
Good luck,
Jean-Marc
There is no answer, and there is no call back from this tel number. I can't find the address on Google map either, but I think it is same as Sestiere Cannaregio 1965/B - 30121 Venezia (VE). My son said he couldn't get there with a bike. Not sure what else he can do.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
From Italy to Santiago de Compostela is a long way, even on a bike. It is the route less travelled. It is also now heading into winter and conditions in the mountains likely to be difficult, with the possibility of cold rain, snow, wind and fog. I would have done quite a bit of research and preparation before beginning such an ambitious project.

How would he feel about taking public transport to Spain, and bicycling to Santiago from, for example, Pamplona? Or going the other way, and heading towards Rome?
 
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Canuck

Veteran wanderer
Camino(s) past & future
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There is no answer, and there is no call back from this tel number. I can't find the address on Google map either, but I think it is same as Sestiere Cannaregio 1965/B - 30121 Venezia (VE). My son said he couldn't get there with a bike. Not sure what else he can do.
I'm sorry that contact didn't work. He can try the association in Venice by email: venicetosantiago@gmail.com
If all else fails, he can check the internet address I quoted and follow the route indicated. It's very well marked and very pleasant all the way to where it joins with the Via Francigena. He can pick up a credential somewhere along the way in a church of his choice.
Buen camino
Jean-Marc
 

alipilgrim

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2005, 2007; Madrid/Frances 2011; 1/2 VdP 2012; Portugese Litoral2019; Finisterre/Muxia2019;
I just googled Venice-to-Santiago-camino and found this website: http://www.caminoadventures.com/camino-route-in-italy/ and it showed a basic map of the new 300km route from Venice which then "joins the “Francigena” in Fidenza where the route is marked differently and even the road and the albergues are different. Once in France on the GR 653D, pilgrims will walk on the Arles route and than to Santiago"
 

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