The Via Francigena

The ancient route that in medieval times connected Canterbury to Rome and to the harbors of Apulia has been discovered by modern wayfarers, who set off on a surprising and enchanting route. Since 2001 the European association of vie Francigene coordinates the development and promotion of an itinerary that runs across Italy and Europe, retracing the history of our continent.



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Leg 12 – from Mortara to Tromello

Fire at Mortara, a hazardous waste plant on fire.

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The preliminary analysis for UNESCO candidacy is a go

The technical group is working towards the preliminary analysis to identify the suitable and shared criteria for the insertion of the historical, cultural and environmental heritage along the Italian tract of the Via Francigena in the UNESCO Candidacy list.

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The Via Francigena in France: developments in Bourgogne Franche-Comté

The European Association of the Vie Francigene working on the French front for the development of the Via Francigena.  After fruitful work in Switzerland, important projects are now being implemented in France, in the region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté.

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Signage, maintenance and security along the Lombard tract

The European Association of the Vie Francigene is working hard in the second phase of work finalised to improve the accessibility of the Lombard tract from Palestro to Pavia. The project is being realised in collaboration with the region of Lombardy to enhance and raise awareness of the walk.  

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