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Routes4U photo competition

From 31st of July to 30 of September, take part in the Routes4U photo competition and have a chance to win an Interrail pass to travel through Europe!

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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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The Via Francigena parchment, testament to history

On Saturday 21st July at the Abbey Museum of Abbadia San Salvatore the facsimile of the 4th May 876 parchment was presented, the oldest known written attestation of the Via Francigena.

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Awaiting 'I Love Francigena', inspections concluded

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and Fiorenzuola in Movimento have completed their inspections in the Piacenza and Parma areas of ​​the Via Francigena.

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Intanto parto..Tales and prose on the road

The second edition of "Intanto parto..Racconti e parole in cammino" was presented at the Regional Council in Florence: the Betti Editrice literary prize on slow journeys and the story of the paths.

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Francigena Val di Susa Marathon, the tale of the day

"On the 17th June I walked in the second of four Francigena Marathons for this year.

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The First Official Guidebook to the Via Francigena North of the Alps

The European Association of the Francigena Ways is pleased to announce the launch in April 2019 of the first official guidebook to the Via Francigena north of the Alps; the guidebook will focus on the section that links Canterbury, in the UK, with the Great St. Bernard Pass, on the Swiss-Italian border.

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Inauguration of the plaque for "Roulons pour l'Espoir"

The brave cyclists of "Roulons pour l'Espoir" have inaugurated a commemorative plaque of their journey of August 2017, in aid of sick children. It can be found in front of the hospital in Pontarlier, the starting point of the pilgrimage that brought them to Rome by bike.

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EAVF Assignment in Tuscia. Objective: Valorising the last 100km

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) met the mayor of Montefiascone, Massimo Paolini, and the delegate for the Via Francigena, Elisabetta Ferrari.

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Original interviews and renewed graphics, the official Via Francigena online magazine

The new issue of the official European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) magazine is now online. The biannual magazine presents a renewed graphic look and international content.

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Gropello Cairoli, an example of a municipality dedicated to the Via Francigena

From Gropello Cairoli comes a small, great example of commitment to the Via Francigena.

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Monte Sant'Angelo welcomes pilgrims, new information point now open

A new reference point for pilgrims has opened in Monte Sant'Angelo. Thanks to the commitment of four local associations, including Monte Sant'Angelo Francigena, last Friday the "Senso Civico" office was opened.

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Never Stop! 40 days to make a dream come true

On 20th June, Tuscany Hiking Experience Asd (T.H.E.), launched a fundraising campaign on Eppela for the purchase of a Joëlette, a single-wheeled off-road wheelchair.

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General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena

"On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May, a Conference and a General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena (AEVF) was held in Champlitte, France.

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The Via Francigena of Sigeric from Pontarlier to Orbe by Carol Neville

Recently I joined officials from the EAVF and AIVF for two days of walking in the Jura. The walk focused on Antifern, stage 56, ofSigeric’s journey from Rome to Canterbury. 

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EAVF at the Training Academy on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

European Association of the Via Francigena (EAVF) attended the Training Academy on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe hosted in the Royal Monastry of Yuste and Palace of Charles V, in Cuacos de Yuste (Extremadura), Spain, from 12 to 15 June.

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Awaiting 'I Love Francigena' in Emilia Romagna

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and APT Emilia Romagna walk together for the Via Francigena.

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