Walking helps us think. An interesting article published on the New Yorker back in 2014 by Ferris Jabr says that “When we go for a walk, the heart pumps faster, circulating more blood and oxygen not just to the muscles but to all the organs—including the brain”. During a year where most of us were confined in small spaces, going for a stroll around your neighborhood was the maximum expression of freedom.

I was commissioned by Corriere della Sera a visualisation on walking paths which then became a visual representation – in short a map – of the 12 European long-distance paths. These walkable routes stretch over 60,000 km across Europe, touching 28 countries. The data visualisation was realised for the column Visual Data and published on the August 2020 issue of La Lettura, the cultural supplement of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.


La Lettura | Il Corriere della Sera

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The paths are arranged alphabetically left to right
Each path is colour-coded as per the map in the bottom-right corner

La Lettura – August 2020

Corriere della Sera