The pilgrim's credential

The pilgrim's credential, together with the Testimonium, are the fundamental documents for the pilgrim

The credential is a kind of "identity card", certifying that the person who possesses it is making a pilgrimage to a place of worship. It should always be carried with the pilgrim for him to be identified as a genuine pilgrim and to grant access to refuges. He will grant a stamp in every place where he sleeps, until the end of the walk.

The credential will allow the pilgrim to receive the Testimonium - certifying completion of the pilgrimage – from the appropriate religious authority.

See the Pilgrim Code of Ethics

How to get the Pilgrim Credential

Purchasing it online

2 - 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 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

- 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 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 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 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 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

- 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,

Here are the links to download:
  • the layout of the credential (front and back)


AEVF is a voluntary Association of Public Institutions and private association, working to connect all the appropriate actors ( Municipalities, Provinces, Regions, Ministries, European Institutions ) for them to effictevely invest energies and financial resources on Via Francigena.

The price of Credential will support the important activity of AEVF and its partner Associations. The small Credential fee will be divided in the following way: two Euros to AEVF, and one Euro ( or more, in case of supplementary contribution ) to the distributing Association, to support its own activity.

A support to the activity of AEVF and partner Associations

The proceedes generated from the Credential distribution will also help to:

  • coordinate the marking activity along the path, distributing signs to Municipalities and local Associations;
  • provide local associations with stickers and similar instruments, allowing them to take care of the signage mantainance, in accordance with local Municipalities and AEVF;
  • update the list of pilgrim accomodation;
  • update the maps of the itinerary, making them available in stage points.

Buon cammino!