Marina: This is us: me, Marco and Bricco. On May 1, we will get in the way and for six months will map new paths, starting from a small village of Lazio where we live and arriving in Brussels. A strange title for a project of a journey on foot, “Country Europe”. Why? To consider Europe a single geographic area, a unique landscape and to see it through its smaller villages.
2400 km during which we will take photos, we will track the path, we will write descriptions and collect the experiences of the territory.
We want to be real "old style postmen" and bring to Parliament the voices we will encounter, especially associations and committees. We will ask them to deliver us the real issues that they have faced.
On the website you will find our stops, day after day, to which you can join. But also thoughts, experiences, video and photographic reports.
All materials will be uploaded to the web ammappalitalia.it, nevertheless the organization is the result of many collaborations.
Lucia: I am Lucia and together with Marie-Janet we are among the founders of the project Amavido. We are a German-Italian team and Amavido is a platform that wants to storytell and promote the hospitality offer of Italian small villages in the German market.
Marie-Janet: We are so glad we became partner of Ammappalitalia. They will be a sort of Ambassador for Amavido in villages where they will cross.
Niccolò: This journey is of help since it narrates how people live in villages, in the countryside, in inland areas, in places that are considered marginal or irrelevant compared to cities or major tourist destinations. On the contrary I think that these places are very interesting to whom is trying to understand in which direction Europa is going.
Pietro: The idea is to walk till Brussels to deliver to the European Commission all these instances that are common to us - walkers and mappers -. Marina and Marco deliver also our voice, they deliver the voice of ‘Around the Walk’, our little collective within Europe.
Marina: The trip is needed primarily to us,to feel more European, to see Europe millimeter by millimeter. What better way than crossing it on foot?"
Partner: Amavido.de, Wwoof Italia, Co.Mo.Do., Around the Walk, Banda del Racconto.
Sponsor: RRtrek, Runnershop, Annulli Editori.
Patrocini: MIBACT, Comune di Soriano nel Cimino, AIGAE, ANCOS Confartigianato, Cai di Viterbo