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Confraternity walk, from Canterbury to Dover with Arras Compostelle Francigena

60 members of the Arras Compostelle Francigena Association travelled to Canterbury on Friday, 6 April to experience a one-day pilgrimage on the UK section of the Francigena from Canterbury to Dover. 

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Almatourism and EAVF Call for Papers

Almatourism, Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development announces a special issue in collaboration with the European Association of Vie Francigene (EAVF) dedicated to the theme of "The Via Francigena for all for sustainable and responsible development".

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Walks and Routes, 16th April: the deadline for the Santa Margherita call

Until noon of the 16th April 2018 applications to participate in the valorisation lease will be accepted - ex art. 3 bis of the D.L. n. 351/2001, up to 50 years, of the "Former Santa Margherita school" in Strada Santa Margherita 81, S.P. 71, Fidenza, in the province of Parma.

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"Walk for hope" with Michel and Claude

"Roulons pour l'espoir" ("Ride for hope") presents Michel and Claude, two frenchmen who started to "walk for hope" along the Via Francigena, just leaving Canterbury.

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Meeting of the European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination

The European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination (CECTI) returns to meet for common projects aimed at the development of the international Francigena route.

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SloWays and the EAVF in the heart of the Tuscan Francigena

SloWays and the European Association of Vie Francigene (EAVF) are walking together in the heart of Tuscany.

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San Miniato hostel, call for new management

Over 1500 overnight stays with guests of 32 different nationalities in 2017.

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Belgium discovers the southern Via Francigena

The new edition of the Belgian magazine "Les Sentiers de Grande Randonnée" embraces the Via Francigena of the South.

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Via Francigena, a pilgrim hostel in San Germano Vercellese

A new hostel will open along the Via Francigena. On Sunday 8th April at 11:30am, the new pilgrim hostel of the Via Francigena in San Germano Vercellese will be inaugurated.

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Mediterraid Cammina and the Via Francigena

Many associations surrounding it animate The Via FrancigenaMediterraid Cammina proposes free hikes and a help service along the Lazio tract of Sigeric's route, as well as other paths. 

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The new walking season in Puglia, interview with Angelofabio Attolico

The new walking season in Puglia is the fruit of teamwork. From Gargano to Salento, ancient trails and tracts are in the process of being enhanced thanks to the integrated works of Regione Puglia, associations and territories.

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SantiaGoToRome, the collection of funds has begun

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people hike along the Camino de Santiago following the yellow arrows, which indicate the way to Compostela. However, those who want to walk in the other direction find it difficult with no signposts. 

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Walking the talk: the value of human rights on the Camino de Santiago

Tourism as an instrument for mutual understanding and sustainable development is at the centre of the international university project “The Value of Human Rights on the Camino de Santiago: Harnessing the Power of Tourism to Promote Cross-Cultural Dialogue and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

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Piacenza: a Cross Road for the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April, the managers of over twenty cultural routes will meet in Piacenza, at the headquarters of the Politecnico.

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Raphaël, ex Swiss guard on the road for children with cancer

Hiking the Via Francigena for children with cancer: the pilgrimage of Raphaël Farquet, ex Swiss Guard who is traversing the Italian tract of Sigeric's route. 

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The Via Francigena app is a success!

Pilgrims and tourists love the Via Francigena app. The application, realised by the European Association of the Vie Francigene (EAVF) and developed by ItinerAria Srl, has already exceeded 5,000 downloads.

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The Via Francigena goes to Krakow

The next 12th March, the assessor of Tourism of the municipality of Siena, Sonia Pallai, will go to the Istituti Italiano di Cultura in Krakow for the "Notte Italiana". There she will present the City of the Palio and the Via Francigena through videos created for EnjoySiena and the main activities and events linked to the Francigena, beginning with Santa Maria della Scala. 

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The official Via Francigena guide available in digital format

Terre di mezzo and the European Association of the Vie Francigene present the digital edition of the official guide, available at the app store and the play store in the free “I Percorsi di Terre di mezzo” app.

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Vie Francigene in the South, the allure of Salento

The Via Francigena routes in the South are ancient pilgrim routes. Charming routes which connected Rome to the ports of Puglia immersed in history from Roman bases, ancient trails and Christian sanctuaries. 

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Architects on the road, competition for a “circular hostel”

Architecture meets the world of walking. From the 28th February, the announcement for the “Premio Raffaele Sirica - La via degli Architetti” will be online, which foresees ideas and plans for the theme of historical, cultural and spiritual walks. 

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