36# Why did the Italian walk el Camino de Santiago?

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El Camino People- The Podcast
El Camino People- The Podcast
36# Why did the Italian walk el Camino de Santiago?


Have you ever wonder what is the number of pilgrims and where they come from? Where do you think most pilgrims come from? Why do you think it is?

Today we will talk with our pilgrim friend Francesco Di Giuseppe. Italian pilgrim that will share with us his love for el Camino de Santiago and the reasons that lead him to walk away from the most common paths and pilgrimages in Italy. Italy is a country with many trails and pilgrimages so why the Camino brings so many Italians to Spain not only to walk but to take care of many pilgrims as hospitaleros?

We can tell you that on the latest year report from 2018 Italy was just after Spain with 8,25 % of pilgrims followed by Germany and the USA. And in 2019 there was an increase of pilgrims from Germany 15%, and from Portugal, the USA, and Italy, the three of them with 10 % of the foreign pilgrims.

Come with us and discover Francesco’s story and the amazing journey that ended inked into his body in the shape of a Camino tattoo.

Step by step

0:25➤ Intro
3:20 ➤ Introducing Francesco
4:30 ➤ The one minute questionaire
6:00 ➤ When and how did you discover the Camino de Santiago?
12:00 ➤ What motivated Francesco to go to the Camino? Looking for a connection with oneself
17:00 ➤ Did the Camino change you?
19:10 ➤ What to do after arriving in Santiago? Continue to Finesterre, why?
22:00 ➤ Italians and the Camino de Santiago, what happens here?
32:50 ➤ Other caminos and pilgrimages in Italy
27:50 ➤ Camino de Santiago and tattoos… why?
30:00 ➤ Next camino…


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