Credential and testimonium

The Credential

The pilgrim's passport

Book the credential

Choose where to pick up your credential:

Tabaccheria SperumAnBen at Via Roma, 6 in Vallemosso (open daily 06:30-12:30, 14:30-19:30 and Sunday 08:30-12, 14:30-18:30)

  • Bar Elisir - SR44, 3, 11020 Fontainemore; open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tel: 331 632 9831.
  • Bar Oropa - Via Capoluogo, 79, Fontainemore; open daily (except Saturday) from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Tel: 0125 832105.

Opening hours may vary; we recommend that you contact your chosen café by phone at least one day in advance to notify them that you will be stopping by to pick up your credentials.

  • Tabaccheria di Caruso Caterina, at Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 18, Valperga (also open on Sundays, mornings only). Tel: 0124658110


Wayfarers provided with the official credential with stamps certifying the completion of one of the four itineraries, traveled on foot or by bicycle, upon their arrival at Oropa can request a "Testimonium," a certificate signed by the Rector of the Sanctuary. The Testimonium can be requested at the Sante Messe office, in the portico on the right side from the Ancient Basilica of the Sanctuary.
Mon - Fri : 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m.

June 1 to Sept. 30: Mon- Fri: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Should anyone need to pick up the Testimonium during time slots that do not match the opening hours of the Mass Office, it is possible to call 015 25551200 / int. 1 so arrangements can be made for pickup.

Pilgrim's Mass

When registering at the Holy Masses office, hikers have the opportunity to indicate whether they wish to be present at the Pilgrim's Mass, which is celebrated every afternoon at 4:30 pm. In this case, note is taken of the presence of pilgrims from the Oropa Way, to whom a special blessing is given by calling them by name.

Points of stamping

Passage stamps are available at all contracted accommodation and at the following points along the way:

  • Santhià: Hostel of Santhià, Corso Nuova Italia 134
  • Santhià: Cascina Maresca, Moleto road 3
  • Cavaglià: Via Francigena Info Point -, Via Gersen 6
  • Roppolo: Movimento Lento Home, Via al Castello, 8
  • Roppolo: Infopoint of the Oropa Way, Via Massa, 23
  • Viverone: Locanda del Lago 2.0 restaurant, Provincial Road 50
  • Magnano: Locanda del Borgo Antico Restaurant and B&B, Municipal Square, 2
  • Magnano: Alimentari del Borgo (opposite the Locanda del Borgo Antico)
  • Magnano: Monastery of Bose, Cascina Bose
  • Torrazzo: Il Bocciodromo Restaurant, Via per Sala, 2
  • Biellese Hall: Barbamatto Restaurant, Via per Zubiena 40
  • Donato: Workers' Society Bar, 2 Umberto Street
  • Campiglie hamlet: Casa Fiorita, before arriving at the Sanctuary of Graglia
  • Sanctuary hamlet of Graglia: Guesthouse of the Sanctuary of Graglia
  • Frazione Santuario di Graglia: Sanctuary Restaurant, in the complex of the Sanctuary of Graglia
  • Oropa: Oropa Sanctuary Reception Office, in the Oropa Sanctuary complex
  • Oropa: Offertory Office and Masses, in the complex of the Sanctuary of Oropa
  • Valperga: Tabaccheria di Caruso Caterina, Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 18
  • Vidracco: Arielvo Restaurant Bar, Via Baldissero, 21
  • Cuorgnè: Hotel Restaurant Astoria, Via Don Giovanni Minzoni, 5
  • Ivrea: Information Point Ass. La Via Francigena di Sigerico, Corso Botta
  • Valle Mosso: Tabaccheria SperumAnBen, Via Roma, 6
  • Hamlet of Brughiera: Shrine of Our Lady of Brughiera
  • San Giovanni hamlet: Sanctuary San Giovanni d'Andorno