Following in the footsteps of pilgrims and other medieval travellers has grown in popularity in the last decade, not just as a holiday idea but also to experience the actual tracks for spiritual reasons and to rediscover an more human pace of life.
The Via Francigena has seen a massive tourist investment across many regions of Italy, but here are three routes from Loreto which will help you discover many other places of religious faith in Le Marche. They are 'La Via Romea', 'La Via Salaria' and 'La Via Lauretana'.
It is important to remember that a pilgrim could travel about 50km per day before needing to rest and refuel. Plan your own trip accordingly and stop off along the way as much as possible to visit smaller historical locations and relics.