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Cycling along the Via Francigena -Take Two

On Friday 7 July 2017 a group of 18 people will be getting on their bicycles to start their journey from the zero kilometre stone at Canterbury Cathedral to St Peter’s Basilica, Rome following the Via Francigena.

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“WALKING WITH”, THE NEW SECTION TO NARRATE THE WORLD OF ROUTES

The website of the European Association of the Vie Francigene develops a new section, “Walking with…”. A title, a goal: to narrate the world of routes, with the company of a few protagonists.

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The English version of the Via Francigena has been published

The new official guide of the Via Francigena (italian section) has been published in English. It was presented on 10th March in Milan during the Fair "Fa la cosa giusta!.

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7th edition Festival “Via Francigena Collective Project”

We are now arrived at the 7th edition of the international Festival “Vie Francigene Collective Project”, supported by the European Association of the Vie Francigene (E.A.V.F.) and by Civita Association.

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ACCESSIBLE CULTURAL ITINERARIES: PATH, PIT STOP, ACCOMMODATION

Experiences in comparison to make culture and itineraries alive through accessibility. The “Matera Mare” Forum, to which EAVF took part, focused on activities in favour of the sustainability of itineraries that are accessible by anyone.

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Via Francigena meets the Silk Road: an opportunity to develop new project in sustainable tourism

The European Association Via Francigena Ways has attended the seminar with Russian regions on the Silk Road in Moscow (Russia). An international event to exchange good practices about  sustainble tourism and cultural heritage.

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COAST ROAD, A BET ON THE FUTURE IN THE ROUTE ERA

In the geography of European routes there is a hidden treasure. It is called Coast Road and it crosses Liguria from the French border to the Tuscany one. An itinerary of about 300 kilometres of walk from Mentone to Sarzana. A Middle Earth that connects Santiago de Compostela to Rome and is only waiting to be enhanced and officially recognised by institutions.

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THE SUSTAINABLE MARK OF TUSCANY. FORUM ON THE FRANCIGENA AND THE PATHS

The two-days discussion meeting in San Miniato focused on this topic, with the purpose of putting institutions, associations and private operators online. The meeting has been organised by Toscana Promozione, Tuscany Region, Municipality of San Miniato, with the support of the European Association of the Vie Francigene and the media partner RadioFrancigena.

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SESSA ARUNCA (Campania Region, Province of Caserta) – RUTI SAN PIETRO PLOT

New accommodation facility for pilgrims, surrounded by suggestive vineyards and olive groves of the Via Francigena in the South, located in Ruti di Lauro, Sessa Arunca (Caserta, Italy) http://www.viefrancigene.org/it/resource/accomodation/4086/ http://www.tenutarutisanpietro.it https://www.facebook.com/tenutarutisanpietro/

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CREATE A NETWORK OF RECEPTION: THE COMMITMENT FOR THE SUPPORT OF PILGRIMS

To create a network of reception: this is the spirit that moves the French associations that are involved in supporting pilgrims who walk towards Santiago and Rome. Some spokesmen of “Les Amis des Chemins de Saint Jaques et de Rome PACA – Corse” explained it at the 15th Compostellano Meeting in Liguria that took place in Genoa the past 25th and 26th February 2017.

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ALONG THE FOOTSTEPS OF EVLIYA ÇELEBI AND SAINT PAUL. WALKING BETWEEN HISTORY AND NATURE IN TURKEY.

“To understand a territory with an ancient identity and deep culture as Turkey is easier if you walk along its roads, meet its inhabitants and let yourself be charmed by the colours that adorn this land”. The tale of Luca Favarelli.

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RECORDS OF THE CONVENTION “VIA FRANCIGENA, VIA OF PEACE”

The records of the convention “Via Francigena, Via of Peace”, held in Fidenza and Piacenza on 28th and 29th April 2016 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of activity of the European Association of the Vie Francigene, have been published.

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My pilgrimage through Europe - from Oslo to Rome

After having walked as a pilgrim along the Saint Olav Way from Oslo north to Nidaros (Trondheim) in 2005, I was asked what next – Santiago de Compostella? My answer was that to me, Rome is a more important goal.

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Betwixt and Between: Convergences between tourist and pilgrim experiences on the Via Francigena in Rome and Lazio

Linsen Lu Pilgrim Settembrini is a recent Master of Arts degree graduate of Sustainable Cultural Heritage at the American University of Rome.

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FRANCIGENA, THE PROCEDURE FOR THE CANDIDACY TO UNESCO HUMAN HERITAGE HAS STARTED

FLORENCE – Today, Friday 10th February, started the procedure to nominate the Italian Via Francigena to the World Heritage List with the commitment of the Regions.

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2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nations (UN) has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This decision comes fifty years after the celebration of the International Tourist Year on Tourism- Passport to Peace (1967) and fifteen years since the International Year of Ecotourism (2002).  

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The new official website of the Via Francigena

The new website dedicated to the Via Francigena is now available at the address www.viefrancigene.org, with a brand new layout and new technological functions at the service of walkers or cyclists.

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The Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome. Our Last Day in Rome. By Carol Neville

On 16th October last year, we found ourselves part of a crowd of around 80 000 people in St Peter’s Basilica Square, Rome.

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Antonio Tajani, new President of the European Parliament: great supporter of the Via Francigena

Antonio Tajani, new President of the European Parliament elected last 17 January in Brussels, is a supporter of the Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes.

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Via Francigena and promotion of the territory

The European Association Francigena Ways has launched the call regarding the production and promotion of official EAVF products.

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