A video shows the “authentic” and multicultural Sicily of the Magna Via Francigena
«Through this journey you can discover a Sicily of a thousand opportunities. What is missing is our ability to become the Sicily we want to be»
There are those who walk to forget problems, those who want to get knowing themselves a little more and those who walk just because they eager to discover new places»: this is how the documentary Cammino di Sicilia about the Magna via Francigena. It was shot by a team of video makers and by the photographers from Avenir.
This historic road has been crossed for thousands of years by pilgrims and travelers since the Byzantine, Islamic and early Middle Ages. It now connects Agrigento to Palermo along a 160 km route, divided into eight 15 miles stopovers, which can be traveled walking or biking. The natural path winds along “trazzere”, ancient historical streets, landscapes, ruins and valleys, becoming a witness to the cultures and traditions linked to the island’s past. «Through this journey – said the authors of this evocative video – you can discover a territory of a thousand opportunities. What is missing is our ability to become the Sicily we want to be».
Translated by Eva Luna Mascolino