Giulia Motta Zanin


Graduated in Planning and policies for the environment at Università Iuav di Venezia and currently Ph.D student in Risk and environmental development at Politecnico of Bari. I feel Wanderlust! It’s a german word, made from “wander” (walking) and “Lust” (desire), meaning a strong desire to travel and to discover new places. I started walking along Via Francigena in 2010 and FuoriVia is allowing me to feel Wanderlust every day!


Auro Michelon


Graduated in landscape architecture at the Università Iuav di Venezia with a thesis on the Via Francigena in Europe. In 2012 I participate in the European project ESLAND at Cambridge University and later that year I was awarded Go Slow first prize in Milan. Now I work as an Architect and also like to happily walk through the woods.



Radouan Andrea Mounecif


I’m an historian and an archivist specialized in Economic and Social History and Euro-Mediterranean relations. Walker since 2011, I actively participate in FuoriVia initiatives as I strongly believe that slow travel and historical routes are helpful tool to promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation across the Mediterranean.




Francesco Bruzzone


I’m a master student in urban planning in Venice and have always been focusing my interests on people and goods transport networks, even though I have a special relationship with the
agricultural world too. Walking is simply the best way to explore and understand whatever environment – as simple as it sounds.



Alice Merenda Somma


When I was at primary school I founded an art club, then I kept starting up things, like fanzines, a theatre group, a curatorial project and other jokes. I graduated in Philosophy wishing to legitimize my restlessness, now I’m graduating in Management wishing to be taken seriously.




Chiara Costantini

Councilor – Visual designer

Who is Constantin? I’m working about! I am a visual designer who met Fuorivia (at the time LabFrancigena) at the Università Iuav di Venezia, where almost of us studied. In love with the project, I followed them, in every way, walking and giving my visual contribute.




 Daniele Vettorato

Councilor – Foundraiser

“Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening to the young Venetian with greater attention and curiosity than he shows any other messenger or explorer of his” (Calvino, 1974). Explorer, planner and researcher, I am a supporter of travelling on foot as a way to counterbalance the “globalization both in itself and in the spread of the posthuman condition that will undermine access to pure consciousness, the groundless ground of human nature” (William S. Haney II, 2009).


Giulia Melilli

Councilor – Community manager

Graduated in urban and regional planning at the Iuav of Venice, I’m currently studying Environmental Planning at the Technische Universität of Berlin. I discovered the walking approach in 2012 and it was…”love at first step”! In 2014, I actively contributed in the creation of Laboratorio Francigena, the precursor of FuoriVia, walking through region Puglia (IT). Now, keep walking, following Via Egnatia, feels just a natural path.



Carla Bonani


I’m an urbanist. Some decades ago walking I developed a passion for “the green”, before attending the School of Monza, then the Historical Garden of Padua, and not least the Benetton Foundation, combining landscape and knowledge.




Francesco Ruzzante


I’m graduated in Planning and policies for the environment at Università Iuav di Venezia and currently Research Fellow in Planning and Climate Change studies. I began to walk from the route of the Via Francigena. I would like to develop new ideas about the management of territories starting from local surveys supported by the new geo-technologies.








Founder Members

Giordano Basso | Marco Bellini | Cesare Benedetti | Enrico Bergamin | Riccardo Bermani | Michele Bertani | Dario Bertocchi | Federico Bordin | Carla Bonani | Nadia Sara Bregozzo | Francesco Bruzzone | Davide Calore | Chiara Costantini | Giulia D’Antonio | Sara de Simone | Silvia Galluccio | Alessia Gendron | Pierluigi Giaconi | Andrea Maccatrozzo | Giacomo Marchiori | Luigi Mastellone | Giulia Melilli | Alice Merenda Somma | Auro Michelon | Laura Miotto | Giulia Motta Zanin | Radouan Andrea Mounecif | Cecilia Nardi | Andrea Omizzolo | Gianluca Penzo | Chiara Rosnati | Francesco Ruzzante | Agata Scudo | Edoardo Sovrani | Daniele Vettorato | Gino Zangrando