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The “Spedale” in Altopascio

In the Middle Ages, it was a hospice renowned throughout Europe

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Altopascio
piazza Ospitalieri in Altopascio
piazza Ospitalieri in Altopascio - Credit: Sailko
Altopascio
KNOWN AS THE CITY OF BREAD, THIS HISTORIC STOP ALONG THE VIA FRANCIGENA HAS A CHARMING HISTORICAL CENTER
Altopascio has been known as a rest stop for pilgrims traversing the Via Francigena (a pilgrimage route running from Canterbury to Rome) for centuries, but it is also called the “city of bread” because of the long-standing traditions passed down through generations in a region known for its abundance of grain. ...
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