190 km / 127 km in Emilia-Romagna
The Abbot’s Way dates from the period of Lombard rule when it was used mainly by the monks of Bobbio on their way to the city of Rome before the Francigena Way of Monte Bardone (now Cisa), which was left for a long time under the control ...
The way, used particularly by northern European and Irish pilgrims in the long and difficult pilgrimage toward Rome, included a stop at Bobbio to visit the tomb of Saint Columbanus, an Irish abbot who founded the local abbey.
The trail runs parallel to the Francigena Way which it joins at Pontremoli.
The Abbot’s Way is listed as a trail in the Atlas of Paths of the Mibact (Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities and Tourism).