There is a big and beautiful news on the Tuscan stretch of the Via Romea Germanica! The Tuscany Region Administration, in collaboration with the Regional CAI (Italian Alpine Club), took care to ensure safety for all those who walk the paths of its territory. In particular for the Tuscan stretch of the Via Romea Germanica, over 150 km, which goes from the Apennine Serra Pass on the border with Romagna, to Pozzuolo on the border with Umbria, including the variant of La Verna.
The CAI section of Arezzo, responsible for the territory, has already started putting up yellow signs as shown in the photo. These indicate the national emergency number 112 and report a number and an abbreviation that will fix the exact position of the person calling for help, once the system is activated.
60 of these signs are foreseen along the Tuscan route; they bear the initials RG which indicates the Romea Germanica and a number, which must be communicated to the operator during the emergency call.
In the variant of La Verna, on the other hand, there are yellow signs with the initials SI, because it passes on the path of the Sentiero Italia CAI (the long path that crosses the whole Italian peninsula) .
In addition to the initials, the signs also include a QRcode which, duly framed with the mobile phone, refers to the regional site “VISIT TUSCANY” on which all the stages of the Via Romea, extracted from our official website, are shown.

The CAI Georesq rescue app is then provided free of charge to those who are on the Via Romea Germanica in the Tuscan stretch.
This app has been used for several years by CAI members who can freely download it by joining the association and is made available free of charge to walkers who are along the route of the Tuscan stretch of the VRG.
For more information on using the app, consult the website
Thanks from Via Romea Germanica to the Tuscany Region Administration, to the CAI of Arezzo (with which we have been collaborating for years for maintenance) and to the nine Municipalities of Tuscany our members.