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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Pilgrimage Routes: a dialogue between faith and culture

The European cultural routes are the result of a laudable project, launched through the “Declaration of Santiago” in 1987 by the Council of Europe and are the embodiment of the core values of the Council from a cultural and touristic point of view.

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I love Francigena, two days on foot in Emilia Romagna

 On the 8th and 15th September 2018 the European Association of Vie Francigene (EAVF), in collaboration with APT Emilia-Romagna and with the technical support of ItinerAria S.r.l. and Fiorenzuola in Movimento Association has organised "I love Francigena", an event-trip along the Via Francigena that aims to involve walkers.

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Walking the Menalon Trail. An unusual way to discover Greece on foot

For those who love the paths and en plein air experiences, this route is called the "Menalon Trail", located in a mountainous area in the heart of the Peloponnese.

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Cultural Routes: Call for independent experts

The Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) shall update every three years its list of eligible independent experts

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