Traveling in a wheelchair from Ancona to Rome

Traveling in a wheelchair from Ancona to Rome
Traveling in a wheelchair from Ancona to Rome

“In the footsteps of Francis, on the way to accessibility and peace” is the title of a journey that some people with disabilities, from Ancona to Rome. An initiative which, in view of the 2025 Jubilee, wants to draw attention to the inclusive and accessible pilgrimage. From 18 to 29 May, 10 travelers – of which 6 with mobility needs and 2 visually impaired – face in a wheelchair, bicycle or tandem, the route from Ancona to Rome which follows the pilgrimage of Saint Francis and his message of essentiality. 11 stages that cross 3 regions: Marche, Umbria and Lazio.

The arrival will be at St. Peter’s where travelers will meet Pope Francis at the Wednesday audience. This path is promoted by the association Free Wheels, a volunteer organization committed to spreading slow tourism for everyone, in collaboration with the NoisyVision association. The promoter of Free Wheels is Pietro Scidurlofrom Somma Lombardo, in the province of Varese, in a wheelchair since birth, who in 2012 traveled the Camino de Santiago by hand-bike, an experience that led him to write the Guide to the Camino de Santiago for everyone.

Listen to the interview with Pietro Scidurlo


https://www.radiolombardia.it/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Buone-Pratiche-Pietro-Scidurlo.mp3
 
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