Credential and Blessing

The credential or pilgrim passport is issued to pilgrims who, either on foot or by bicycle, intend to make a real pilgrimage along Saint Francis’ Walk from Rimini to the Sanctuary of La Verna and perhaps continue along Saint Francis’ Way to the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi or the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.

Those who request it, undertake to maintain behaviour befitting a true pilgrim.


The purpose of the credential is to:

  • guarantee the authenticity of the pilgrimage;
  • identify the pilgrim;
  • favour access to facilities offering hospitality and services for pilgrims;
  • make it possible to receive certification of the pilgrimage from the competent ecclesiastical authority.

Release of pilgrimage testimonium

To obtain the Testimonium of pilgrimage at the Sanctuary of La Verna,  it‘s necessary to complete all the stages of the Camino.

Pick up your credential at the following locations

In Rimini

  • Cathedral - Via IV Novembre (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., excluding holidays)
  • Visit Rimini - Tourist Information Office city centre / railway station - Piazzale C. Battisti, 1 - ph. +39 0541 51441 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Link for contacts
  • Sanctuary of Madonna della Misericordia in Santa Chiara -  Via Santa Chiara, 28. Delivery or stamp of the credential and blessing of the pilgrim at the end of the Holy Mass at 7.20 am (7.30 am on Sundays and holidays), and at 6.00 pm
  • Guest quarters of the Sanctuary of La Verna – Blessing of the pilgrim after morning Lauds, before the Holy Mass at 8.00. For those walking in the opposite direction - Every day from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In electronic format: request by email only at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.