Vicinio or Saint Vicinius of Sarsina in English, lived between the third and fourth centuries and was the first bishop of the Church of Sarsina (in the province of Forlì-Cesena in Emilia-Romagna Region) from 303 to 330. He retired as a hermit on a mountain located about six kilometres from Sarsina that now has his name (Monte San Vicinio) where he followed a life of prayer and penance. He was famously known as a miracle worker.
"The Way of St. Vicinio" is a path that has been restored to celebrate the first millennium of the basilica where the saint's relics are venerated. This is a loop that starts and ends at Sarsina in Emilia-Romagna, but touches a part of Tuscany in the area around Arezzo, too. The itinerary is marked by a chain symbol on the signage, which is also known as the collar of San Vicinio, today a relic. In Tuscany, there are three paths.
The first runs from Camaldoli to Padia Prataglia. In Camaldoli, in the Casentinesi Forest National Park, pilgrims can visit the church of San Salvatore Trasfigurato and the cell of San Romualdo, as well as the historic pharmacy where monks used to prepare recipes and distil aromatic liquors. In Badia Pratiglia those interested in nature can enjoy the presence of numerous parks and forest reserves and history lovers can enjoy numerous Romanesque churches and the Poppi castle.
The second path in Tuscany runs from Badia Prataglia to La Verna (where you can visit the sanctuary) and the third one goes from La Verna to Verghereto (in Emilia-Romagna).