Saint James Way

Loci Iacobi Project

The context

The Saint James Ways are one of the most significant examples of co-operation and exchange of experiences across Europe. Every year thousands of pilgrims from all over the world follow the Saint James Ways, each with their own motivations. The Saint James Ways have been recognized as the first European itinerary by the European Institute of Cultural Routes and listed as world heritage by the UNESCO.

«The programme of the Cultural Routes was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987. Cultural Routes demonstrate, by means of a journey through space and time, how the heritage and cultures of different and distant regions of Europe contribute to a shared cultural heritage. Cultural Routes put into practice the fundamental principles promoted by the Council of Europe: human rights, democracy, participation, cultural diversity and identity. They encourage intercultural dialogue, mutual exchange and enrichment across boundaries and centuries.

Augmented Way: Heritage


Augmented Way: GeoAudioguia

The promote culture tourism within the perspective of sustainable development

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The Cultural Routes preserve and enhance the natural and cultural European heritage and act as a mechanism for improving the living environment and as a source of cultural, social and economic development. “The promote culture tourism within the perspective of sustainable development.” ¹

Taking into account the success achieved by the Saint James Ways modernising the tools devoted to them and working on the use of the new technologies that enhance the experience of the visitors become essential. Especially as the new travellers are often connected (smartphones, tablets…) and wish to receive easy, fast and precise information.