Itineraries

Itineraries

The Via Querinissima routes run from the north to the south of Europe. Discover them

Discover Via Querinissima in Veneto

Venice
  • Calle della Malvasia: the fine wine that Pietro Querini produced and had to transport on his journey.
  •  Rialto fish market: where the market now stands, it once housed the Querini family’s house.
  • Querini Stampalia Foundation: At the foundation you can discover Venice from another less touristy aspect: in the Querini-Stampalia foundation there is a museum area, where there are art collections acquired by the family over the course of time.
  • Marciana National Library: one of the three diary’s of Pietro Querini is conserved in the Marciana Library, futhermore you can see the Globe of Fra’Mauro. Moreover Marciana Library will be a honour members of Via Querinissima.
  • Campo de le Beccarie: in this field standed the Querini palace, known as the “Ca’ Mazor”, or “Ca’ Granda” which, after the Tiepolo-Querini conspiracy in 1310, was demolished for two thirds belonging to the conspirators Marco and Pietro Querini, and left intact for another third owned by the innocent Giovanni Querini.
  • San Marco Fisherman of Burano Cooperative Society: proposes guided fishing tourism itineraries in the lagoon and promotes fishing and sustainable tourism.

Sandrigo

The town of Sandrigo is strongly linked to Norway, in fact, it is twinned with the town of Røst.

In September, the Pro Loco di Sandrigo organises the Festival del baccalà” – Codfish Festival, which attracts thousands of tourists and stockfish enthusiasts every year. During the festival, events and initiatives related to cod culture and gastronomy are promoted, and moreover, the last weekend of September sees the investiture ceremony of the new members of Confraternity of Bacalà alla Vicentina.
 
Furthermore in Sandrigo you can visit the headquarters of Pro Loco and the Confraternity of Bacalà and discover many interesting facts about Pietro Querini.
 
Bassano del Grappa

Discover Via Querinissima in Greece

  • Temene Castle: built in 961 by the Byzantine Nicephorus Foca, and extended under Venetian domination. The Querinis were assigned the fiefs of Castle Temenos and the Hamlets of Daphnes, to the north of the island, a few kilometres from the capital city of Candia.
  • Malvasia vineyards of Dafnes: these vineyards were the same ones used by the Venetian nobleman Pietro Querini to produce Malvasia and the owners are the descendants of a branch of the Querini family, the Dolfin.
  • Port of Candia (Heraklion): from the port of Candia, Pietro Querini set off on his voyage aboard the Cocca Querina, a typical Venetian ship, and a crew of 68 men.
  • Gate of Castelfranco: in Querini’s time it was a place of defence and was used by the Venetian nobleman as a warehouse for goods he exported.

Discover Via Querinissima in Norway

Kabelvåg

  • Lofoten museum: discover the contrast between life in the manor house and the authentic “rorbu” cabins. You will also find several boathouses with a large collection of traditional wooden boats as well as a fascinating “krambu”.

Å

  • Stockfish museum: the Tørrfiskmuseum is dedicated to fishing in Norway, with a focus on stockfish fishing.
  • Norwegian fishing village museum: discover how Norwegian fishermen lived. The museum is one of the best preserved and most complete old fishing villages in northern Norway. You can discover and immerse yourself in the harsh and picturesque life of a Lofoten fishing village.

Røst

  • Pietro Querini literary park: Pietro Querini Literary Park was established in 2017 and is dedicated to Querini’s unique description of the landscape and popular life in Røst, and to the writers and artists inspired by Querini’s story and the landscape in which he walked.
  • Querini Opera: it is a magnificent musical performance that takes the audience on an exciting journey to discover the story of Pietro Querini.
  • Querini pub and restaurant: the Chef Ann Cecile Pedersen excellent chef who mixes the Italian and international flavours with those typical Norwegian. Enjoy you meal!
  • Dante Alighieri Committee: the Røst Committee was established in order to promote, safeguard and spread the italian culture and language. The office is located at the Querini Pub, where it is also possible to view the Committee’s rich and varied library.
  • More info about Røst 

Sandøya

  • Querini’s stele: Sandøya is the island where Querini and the other survivors managed to reach. Here they were rescued by a fisherman and his two sons who lived on the neighbouring island of Røst. On the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Pietro Querini the inhabitants of Røst decided to commemorate the event with a memorial.
Vedøya
  • The nest: a sculpture of Luciano Fabro. “These small eggs, between the marble columns, symbolize how the Mediterranean culture was like a nest for Nordic. Small sculpture – great thoughts”.
Bodø
  • Jektefartsmuseet: this museum is linked to the history of Pietro Querini and therefore to the Via Querinissima: this museum tells the hundreds of years history of the stockfish trade from Northern Norway to Bergen where there were the merchants of the Hanseatic League. 
Lovund
  • Lovundbåten museum: the museum will be open in Lovund by 2023. The museum is being built around an archaeological boat dated 1450 (at the time of Querini) . 

Trondheim

  • Nidaros Cathedral: on Pietro Querini’s return journey back from Røst to Italy with boat, they were loaded with dried fish. They had a stop in Trondheim on the trip, where they had the dried fish blessed in the Nidaros Cathedral. The cathedral was built between 1070 and 1300, and is Norway’s most central church. The constitution of 1814 stipulated that it should be the coronation church for Norway’s regent.
  • In Trondheim you can also cross the path of Saint Olav, moreover Via Querinissima signed a cooperation agreement with ACSOW (Association for the cultural route of st olav ways) – click here to get more.
  • More info about Trondheim 

Discover Via Querinissima in Sweden

  • Vadstena Church: On his return journey, Querini stopped in Vadstena and visited the church. In his diary, Querini recounted that they welcomed them into the church, giving them hospitality and food.
  • Stegeborg castle: here, Querini’s visit to the feudal lord Zuanne Franco (Venetian, known in Sweden as Johan Vale) is re-enacted.

Discover Via Querinissima in Spain

Muros

  • St. James Way from the Ría de Muros Noia: On 26 October, Pietro Querini and his crew arrived in Muros, where they stocked up on supplies and paid a visit to the church of the blessed Jacopo (Santiago de Compostela).
  • Port of Muros: the town is located 71 kilometres from the city of Santiago de Compostela. The historic centre has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. On 26 October Pietro Querini arrived here to refuel.

Cadiz 

  • Puerta del Mar: Querini and his crew through the fault of the helmsman touched a rock that had surfaced due to the low tide and broke the rudder. They are then forced to stop in Cadiz several days to repair the failure.
  • More info about Cadiz