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I Love Francigena takes Emilia Romagna by storm

Success for the 2018 edition of "I Love Francigena" in Emilia-Romagna. The event-trip along the Emilian stretch of Sigeric’s route sold out.

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Viterbo, the pilgrim benediction ceremony

In the Church of San Pellegrino, in the historical and medieval centre of Viterbo, the Pilgrim's Benediction (of the pouch and bordone) will be celebrated.

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Territorial Cultural Tourism, competition for a Master’s at the University of Parma

The announcement for a 1st level Master's Degree in "Cultural Tourism of the Territories" 2018-19 has been published on the University of Parma website, aimed at graduates or Master’s graduates who intend to qualify in the field of cultural tourism. They will become able to elaborate territorial development strategies to support public bodies or private companies.

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SantiaGoToRome on it's way to Italy

The first part of the SantiaGoToRome project was successful: Sara Pezzuto set over 2000 signposts with the red arrow indicating the road to Rome along the Spanish section of the Camino de Santiago.

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Siena, the World Francigena Ultramarathon postponed to 27th and 28th October

The World Francigena Ultramarathon will now take place on 27th and 28th October. The event has been postponed for a week compared to the initial date (20-21 October) due to the extraordinary Palio of the city of Siena.

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France, important agreement with the FFRP towards the promotion of the Via Francigena

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre (FFRP) have signed an agreement with the goal of enhancing and promoting the Via Francigena in France.

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Walk For Research, along the Francigena for Fondazione Bambino Gesù

On 8th September 2018 the new Walk For Research project was kicked off by Alessandro Ronald Sabelli in collaboration with ASD Stone Tower.

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Pro Loco Union, the "Francesco a Francesco" relay

There are 16 stages and 266 kilometres to the fifth edition of the "Francesco a Francesco" relay. The journey will start on 19th September from St. Peter's Square in Rome and will end on 4th October in Assisi, the day dedicated to the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy.

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Politics on the Way, Tuscany meets with the other regions

"Tuscany on the Way ... to the other regions. Regional policies on paths and cultural routes in the regions of central Italy". This is the theme of the two meetings scheduled for 18th and 19th October at the Abbey of Spineto in Sarteano (Siena).

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From cinema to web, a crowdfunding project for "Le energie invisibili"

After its debut in cinemas, the film "Invisible energies, from Milan to Rome along the Way" is preparing to land online.

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Via Francigena del Sud - Via Traiana - On the way to Leuca

Via Francigena del Sud - Via Traiana - On the way to Leuca

The Via Francigena in Salento, an on the road guide

The promotion of the Vie Francigene in the South has developed with cultural production and publication of texts.

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Territories, hamlets and hikes: the long Festival walk continues

The eighth edition of the European Festival of the Vie Francigena continues along a road rich with signage which promotes initiatives in the territories crossed by the cultural routes of the Council of Europe. Hundreds of events have animated the territories, communities and hamlets since the beginning of the summer focusing on the theme of “Paths. Food of the Soul”.

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Cammino dei Papi, 300 walking along the Francigena

Great enthusiasm for the 2018 edition of the Cammino dei Papi – the Popes’ Way - along the Montefiascone-Viterbo leg of the Via Francigena.

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Via Francigena Award, the best stories on the road

The Francigena award meets pilgrims on the road. The three winning stories of the 2017 edition will be supplied for free in the structures that have join the initiative organised and promoted by Betti publishing company.

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I Love Francigena’s registration is full, awaiting the two events in Emilia Romagna

On 8th September the “I Love Francigena” debuts in Emilia Romagna, the first two days of walking along the Emilian leg of Sigeric’s route.

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Work Days in Champlitte to develop the Via Francigena in France

Work days in Champlitte to develop the Via Francigena in France, where there is a continuous growth of pilgrims on the road.

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Tappa 45 - Da La Storta a Roma - ripulito il Parco dell'Insugherata

Good news for pilgrims walking along the La Storta - Rome leg. Maintenance work has been carried out and the Insugherata Park has been cleaned up. As announced by Roma Natura on the official website.

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Visit Vie Francigene, a network of services along the Francigena

Hospitality and services are two fundamental features for those who begin walking. Visit Vie Francigene is the project launched by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) which promotes the structures connected to the Way.

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Slow Tourism and Hiking, the Via Francigena on “6 su Radio1”

The Via Francigena appears on the radio. On Wednesday 8th August Luca Bruschi, director of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) was interviewed on "6 on Radio1" (Italian talk show on Radio 1) by Carlo Cianetti and Giovanni Acquarulo.

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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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