After the successes of Assisi at the Basilica of St. Francis in 2017 with over 600 thousand visitors, and more recently in the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua with over 100 thousand visitors, the first exhibition on the world of walkers arrives in Bologna, in the Church of Santa Maria in Vita (via Clavature) which in ancient times was hospitale pellegrinorum, which today houses the famous sculptural group of the "Compianto".
Shoes that talk about paths. Paths that tell stories, this is the philosophy that makes the 40 pairs of shoes displayed in the nave of the historic Bolognese church symbolic. Whether it's men who walk by passion, sport or faith, or to escape death, shoes represent the relationship we have with the two dimensions of time: the earthly and the eternal.
On display: the "round shoes" of Ravenna Pietro Scidurlo, pioneer of the wheelchair and the bergamasco, Marino Curnis who covered the route Italy-Iran in 2015. There are more than 400 green shoes that make up the installation of the Ferrarese Laura Govoni, placed along the church steps. They were inspired by the encyclical "Laudato Si", from the emblematic title "The Foot Plants".