Italian traveler who wants to walk to China is ready for the second leg of his journey

73-year-old Italian traveler planning to reach China on foot from Italy Viennese Cammoratatold about the first part of his journey, his impressions of Turkey, which he visited at that time, and the next part of his journey.

Cammorata explained that he started his tour from Venice, the city of the famous traveler Marco Polo, who inspired his trip on April 26, 2022, saying: “The first part of my journey lasted 8 months, including Georgia. First I continued Slovenia and Croatia, then Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey. I came,” he said.


Cammorata stated that he compared Turkey to the city of Naples, which he loved very much: “Here I must say that as soon as I came to Turkey I compared it to Naples and said ‘like Naples’. I don’t mean it badly, on the contrary, I love Naples very much. “It’s a beautiful, fascinating place,” he said.

Cammorata, who also visited the archaeological ruins in the countries he traveled on foot, said: “I started my journey in Turkey from Izmir and its surroundings. I visited Ephesus, an important archaeological center, from there I went to Pamukkale. I also went to Cappadocia. My intention is actually in the middle of Turkey. “I didn’t want to go to Ankara, but going to Ankara was one of my goals. Because I wanted to visit Anıtkabir, Atatürk’s mausoleum and I did. I signed the electronic registration book,” he said.

When asked if he had an interesting moment or experience during the Turkey leg of his trip, Cammorata said:

“When I was in Turkey, I didn’t face any difficulties. When they saw me or when I asked for something, the first thing they asked me was ‘coffee or tea’. It was a situation where I had to choose. Once I lost my way and asked, two people were arguing, I approached them and I asked the way, they said to me, “Sit down first. What do you want? Coffee or tea? Then we will take you to your destination.” Turks were very hospitable.”

When asked what he liked most of the things he ate in Turkey, the Italian traveler replied: “Fish and bread. It was one of the first things I ate. It was delicious.”

Vienna Cammorata said that in the first part of his journey there were moments when he did not fully understand due to language problems in Georgia, but that it went well.


The Italian traveler explained that he had to complete the first part of his tour at the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, which he had reached in 8 months, saying: “I want to start my tour again. I can’t get to the second part of starting my journey back from georgia because Azerbaijan doesn’t allow me to cross the border by land. I also talked to the Azerbaijani embassy. To Baku. “I have to go by plane from here. I will visit Baku, then I will cross the Caspian Sea.” Sea and go to Turkmenistan,” he said.

In the second part of his journey, Cammorata explained that his main intention was to pass through Iran, but the Iranian embassy did not respond to this request, continuing as follows:

“I have programmed to be in Kyrgyzstan in the winter and I will wait until the winter is over. Then I plan to be at the Chinese border in 2025. In China, I will go to Beijing after visiting Xi’an and all the south side. My intention is also to go to Mongolia from Beijing.”

When asked when he will start the second part of his tour, Cammorata replied: “I am ready to start the second part of my journey, but I am waiting for the Italian bureaucracy. I am waiting for my passport, it is not not out yet.”

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