Credential certifies “pilgrim” status
Pilgrim is one who goes to a place of Christian worship with the intention of strengthening his or her faith and wishes to have an important human and spiritual experience. The Credential commits the applicant to respectful behavior toward those who provide hospitality and those they meet along the way.

Allows access to “Ospitali,” pilgrim reception facilities; allows for discounts where there is an agreement between the operator and the Via Romea Germanica Association.
It shows the place and date of departure and the place and date of arrival, the stamps of the locations encountered and the hospitality facilities, demonstrating the route taken.

It is a valid document for obtaining the certificate of the end of the pilgrimage: the “Testimonium” once we arrive in Rome.
It can only be used by those making the pilgrimage on foot, bicycle or horseback.
This document is issued by the “Via Romea Germanica” Association through the Postal Service upon the pilgrim’s request to the email
Our Credential is numbered, personal and registered.
A “donation” is appreciated and can be sent through the following ways:

Bank – Volksbank spa
Bolzano – Agency of via B.Buozzi,4
Via Nefetti, 3E – 47018 Santa Sofia-FC
IBAN: EN68 G058 5611 6090 6257 1492 609

Donative with PayPal
You can also use PayPal from our account

The Association will retain 50% for general expenses and donate the other 50% to charity; at the end of the year both the destination and the amount donated will be publicly announced through this Website.

COMMENT: On July 12, 2017, 50 percent of the 2016 Credentials proceeds were handed over to the Ursuline Sisters (Via Zanetti, 47010 GALEATA-FC) who care for less fortunate children and run a kindergarten.
On March 19, 2018, 50% of the 2017 proceeds of the Credentials were delivered to the Ursuline Sisters (Via Zanetti, 47010 GALEATA-FC)
On February 21, 2019, 50% of the 2018 credential proceeds were delivered to the Ursuline Sisters (Via Zanetti, 47010 GALEATA-FC)


This is a document attesting to the pilgrimage to Rome.
It is issued in agreement with the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi and the Offices of St. Peter’s Rectory.
It is necessary to go to the Cloakroom. The testimonium is not released at the time, but will be sent home.
The Credential complete with data and stamps certifying passage along the Via Romea Germanica route must be presented.

A. For pilgrims walking the Via Romea Germanica at least from Lake Trasimeno via Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve, Orvieto, Montefiascone,Viterbo, Vetralla, Sutri, La Storta, Rome (250 km)

B. for pilgrims who came by bicycle at least from St. Sophia, 400 km.