Today, May 26, 2020, Emilio Nanni (for his friends “LILLO”) flew to heaven: One of the founders of the Via Romea Germanica, as a pilgrim on the paths of Santiago. Adhering to the Order of the Knights of Malta, several times “ospitalero” to S.Nicolas, president of the Pope Pasquale II Association, the Pope who, born in our Romagna area in Bleda, recognized the Monastic Order of the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. With Foietta and Valentini, in one of the many trips to Santiago, in Piazza de l’Obradoiro, in 2009 he laid the cornerstone of the VIA ROMEA project, which the monk Alberto, after his journey from Stade to Rome in 1236, described as the “melior via” in the Annales Stadenses, now preserved in the Wolfenbuttel Library. A link, that with the Order of Malta, which especially in the early days was very prolific, so much so that the first conference held in Capaccio on December 6, 2009 was organized by the Accademia Pasquale II and saw the presence of Paolo Caucci von Saucken as well. Thanks to Lillo, friend and companion of this wonderful project!

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