Man celebrates 80th birthday walking Italy top to bottom
From northern Alto Adige region to Capo Passero, Sicily24 October, 17:08
He walked 1,759 km in a month and 14 days at an average rate of 40km a day and rested only for two days.
''I was supposed to rest for three days but when I learned during my trip that the most southern town in Italy was not Ispica but Portopalo di Capo Passero I decided to forego the third day and went to Portopalo as well so I would not betray my trip's idea,'' he said.
Belliere filmed his travels and posted the video on his blog.
The 80-year-old will travel back to Bologna later on Thursday to celebrate again at home with friends and family.
photo: Alessandro Belliere with Ispica Mayor Piero Rustico (right)