The Pilgrim's Credential

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Buy the Credential with the official guide

The Credential, along with the Testimonium, is the fundamental document of the pilgrim. It represents the “pilgrim’s passport”, certifying identity and motives of the walker. The pilgrim must always have it in order to be identified as such and to gain access to accommodating facilities located along the itinerary. He/She will get a stamp in every location where he/she stays or pass (turist offices, churches, hostels, ...), until the conclusion of the walk. Many facilities host pilgrims with the credential and only ask for a simple donation, to support management costs; or else, in case of buildings that offer more services, it is usually applied a discount (check the section Where to sleep).  The Credential

For people who are travelling the last 100 km by foot or 200 km by bike, the Credential allows to receive the certificate of pilgrimage (check the section Testimonium)

See the Pilgrim Code of Ethics

Starting from April 2017, the Credential released by the European Association of the Vie Francigene grants a series of additional benefits to pilgrims:

  1. Thanks to the agreement with Trenitalia, by showing the Credential to agreed upon ticket offices, it is possible to have a 10% discount on the price of regional train tickets. For more information, see the dedicated page
  2. A discount on the prices is applied in many restaurants and bars along the path. Read where.
  3. People who buy the Credential together with the official guide of the Via Francigena will get them both for a special price. Read the details.
  4. People who buy the Credential on our website (up to 3 Credentials in the same shipping) will get a favourable postage rate.

The sale of the Credential supports the activities of the European Association of the Vie Francigene and of partner Associations of the Via Francigena. Read how.


Buy it online

Purchasing it along the Way at the following addresses:

- at Bureau Information Touristique de Champlitte, 2 allée du Sainfoin, 70600 Champlitte, ph. +330384676719,
Opening time: mon 2:00-6:00pm; tue-sat 9:00-12:30am and 1:30-:00pm

- at Fédération Française de la Via Francigena (FFVF) in Reims, 122/bis rue du Barbâtre, 51100 Reims (Grand-Est),

- at Aigle Tourist office, rue Colomb 5, 1860 Aigle (Switzerland), ph. +41 24 466 30 00,
Opening time: November-March: mon-fri 8:30am-12:00am et 1:30pm-5:00pm; sat, sun and holydays: closed. April- October: mon-fri 8:30-12:00am and 1:30-6:00pm; sat 8:30-12:00am

- at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice  -Porterie-, av. D'Agaune 15, CH1890 Saint-Maurice (Switzerland), ph. +41 24 486 04 04,
Opening time: 7:00am-12:00am and 1:00pm-7:00pm

- at Hospice du Gran-Saint-Bernard, CH1946 Bourg-Saint-Pierre (Switzerland), ph. +41 27 787 1236,
Opening time: 8:00am-5:30pm (8:00am-6:00pm in summer)

- at hostel "Saint Martin" in Pont-Saint-Martin (AO),  via Schigliatta, 11026 Pont-Saint-Martin (AO)
Info and booking: tel. +39 0125 804433, mob. +39 347 2232039 (Ms Angela)

- at Associazione La Via Francigena di Sigerico - Ivrea, at the service center Vol.To, square Fillak 1, 10015 Ivrea (TO), mob. +39 328 0045913, 
Opening: tue and fri 10:30-12:00am

- at Affittacamere da Chocho's in Chivasso, via Montegrappa 102, 10034 Chivasso (TO). Mob. +39 339 3398222,
Opening: 9:30-12:30am and 3:30-6:30pm (for organizational reasons, telephone notice is required)

- at Casa del Movimento Lento - Roppolo, via al Castello 8, 13883 Roppolo (BI), +39 0161987866

- at Gogol'Ostello & Caffé Letterario - Milan, via Chieti 1, 20154 Milano, ph. +39 02 36755522,
Opening: mon-sun 8.30am - 9.30pm
Here it is available the official guide "La Via Francigena. 1000km a piedi dal Gran San Bernardo a Roma", R.Ferrari, 2016, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at  Basilica of Santa Maria di Campagna - Piacenza, piazzale delle Crociate 5, 29100 Piacenza - Italy, ph. +39 0523 490728,
Opening: mon-sun 7:30am-12:00am and 3:30pm-7:00pm

- at San Fiorenzo parish in Fiorenzuola d'Arda (PC), via Cavaliere, 29017 Fiorenzuola d'Arda (PC), ph. +39 0523 241038, email address

- at Fidenza Tourist Office - IAT R Casa Cremonini. piazza Duomo 16, 43036 Fidenza (PR) - Italy, Phone +39 0524 83377, Fax +39 0524 519159), email address
November-March open Wednesday-Sunday, 9.00-12.30am and 03.30-5.30pm
April-September open Tuesday-Sunday, 9.00-12.30am and 03.00-5.30pm
October open Monday-Sunday, 9.00-12.30am and 03.00-5.30pm
Here it is available the official guide "La Via Francigena. 1000km a piedi dal Gran San Bernardo a Roma", R.Ferrari, 2016, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Latteria 55, via Cavour 16, 43036 Fidenza (PR)- Italy, phone +39 0524 534513

- at Fornovo di Taro Tourist Office, via dei Collegati 19, 43045 Fornovo di Taro (PR), tel. +39 0525 2599,

- at Centro Didattico Pieve di Sorano - Filattiera - Info Point Via Francigena, near the parish church of St. Stephan of Sorano, via Ponte Nazionale, 54023 Filattiera MS (Italy), tel. +39 0187.457523, mob. +39 331 5740114 or +39 348 8097918,

- at Museo e Abbazia di San Caprasio of Aulla, piazza Abbazia, 54011 Aulla (MS), Ph. +39 0187 420148,

- at Ostello del Pellegrino of Camaiore, via Madonna della Pietà 18, 55041 Camaiore (LU). Ph. +39 345 1168661,
Opening: 8:00am-11:00am and 4:00pm-7:00pm

- at Lucca Tourist Office, Vecchia Porta San Donato, piazzale Verdi, 55100 Lucca, ph. +39 0583 583150,
Opening: October-March 9:00am-5:00pm; April-September 9:00am-7:00pm

- at Fondazione San Miniato Promozione, Piazza del Popolo 1, 56028 San Miniato (PI), ph. +39 0571 42745,
Opening: mon 9:00am-1:00pm; thu-sun 9:00am-5:00pm

- at Edicola Bonaventura di Bonaventura Concetta in San Miniato, del Popolo 26, 56028 San Miniato (PI), ph. +39 0571 400833,
Opening: mon-sat 7:00am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm; sun and holidays 7:00am-12:30am

- at the Touristic Association Pro Loco of San Miniato, del Popolo 31, 56028 San Miniato (PI). Ph. +39 0571 42233,
Opening: mon-fri 9:00am-12:00am and 2:30pm-5:30pm; sat and sun based on availability of volunteers

- at Agriturismo Brotafalchi in Castelfiorentino, via L. Milani 14, 50051 Castelfiorentino (FI). Mob. +39 349 0536849,
Opening: mon-sun from 9:00am (for organizational reasons, telephone notice is required)

- at Tourist Office of Colle di Val d'Elsa, via del Castello 33, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa (SI). Ph. +39 0577 922791,
Opening: 10:00am-6:00pm

- at Associazione Pro Loco of San Gimignano, piazza Duomo 1, 53037 San Gimignano (SI). Ph. +39 0577 940008,
Opening: March-October  mon-sun 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-7:00pm
November-February mon-sun 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-6:00pm
closed 25th December and 1st January

- at Monteriggioni Tourist Office, piazza Roma 23, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI), phone +39 0577 304834,
Opening: 16th February-31st March: 10:00am -1,30pm/2:00pm-4:00pm, closed on Tuesday;
1st April-15th September: 9,30am-1,30pm/2:pm-7:00pm;
16th September-31st October: 10:00am-1,30pm/2:00pm-6:00pm;
1st November-15 January: 10:00am-1,30pm/2:00pm-4:00pm, closed on Tuesday;
Closed on 25th December and from 16th January to 15th February
Here it is available the official guide "La Via Francigena. 1000km a piedi dal Gran San Bernardo a Roma", R.Ferrari, 2016, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Bookshop of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, entry Palazzo Squarcialupi, piazza Duomo 1, 53100 Siena. Ph. +039 0577 283536
Opening: mon-sun 10:00am-7:00pm; fri 10:00am-10:00pm

- at Tourist office ad pilgfrim's shop in Radicofani (SI), via Fonte Antese snc, 53040 Radicofani (SI), corner Via O. Luchini (Porta da Piedi),, mob. +39 331 5291556, ph. +39 0578 55684

- at Centro Informazioni del Pellegrino of Acquapendente, via Ruganella, 01021 Acquapendente (VT), mail

- at Centro Visite of Acquapendente (Vt) "L'Ape Regina Soc. Coop.", via Torre Julia de Jacopo snc, 01021 Acquapendente (VT), phone +39 0763 730065, mail
Opening: tuesday-saturday 9.00am-1.00mp and 4.00pm-7.00pm
sunday and holidays: 10.00am-1.00pm
monday closed

- at "Mediterraid Cammina" association of Campagnano di Roma, via S. Andrea 66, 00063 Campagnano di Roma (RM), mob. +39 338 2868402 / +39 331 6004982,
Opening: workdays 11:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm; weekdays by appointment only (for organizational reasons, telephone notice is required)

- at Bottega 10a di Barbara Medori of Rome, via del Fiume 10/a, Roma
ph. +39 06 36010420,
Opening: workdays 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm; saturday phoning for confirmation; sunday and holidays closed

- at operational headquarters of European Association of Via Francigena, Palazzo Farnese, piazza Cittadella 29, 29121 Piacenza - Italy
ph. +39 0523 492792,
Opening: mon-fri 9:30am-12:30am

- at the Association Via Francigena Belgium (ref. Vincent Imperiali), 235/9 Avenue de Broquevillelaan, 1200 Sint Lambrechts-Woluwe (Belgium), tel. +32 473 25 21 10,