The "Jacopea" is a document for walkers certifying that they covered at least 50 km on foot. It is printed on fine paper manufactured in Pescia and, like the "Compostela" issued on the Camino de Santiago, it is written in Latin, stamped and filled in with name, surname and date of arrival of the pilgrims at their destination along the way.
Jacopea certifies the arrival at the Cathedral of Pistoia, AD LIMINA BEATI JACOBI.
The shell of san jacopo
Jacopea is a travel pass for pilgrims identifying them as "citizens" during their journey.
This distinguishes them from other travelers, whatever are the reasons of their journey.
It can be requested at the Confraternity of San Jacopo di Compostela after having made a commitment to accept their spiritual commitment, or at the Tuscan Community il Pellegrino, a lay voluntary organization made by pilgrims for pilgrims.
Just fill in this form (PDF) and send it to the concerned organizations or to firstname.lastname@example.org
or hand it in to the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Corte, in Piazza Duomo in Pistoia.
Jacopea shows the stamps of the locations of accommodation, refreshment, churches, museums, monuments and other points the travelers have visited to attest their presence.