Via Francigena. The Road to Rome
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Departure of "Via Francigena. Road to Rome 2021. Start again!"

Departure of "Via Francigena. Road to Rome 2021. Start again!"

Tuesday 15th of June 2021 at 9:00 am a symbolic ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of Canterbury, next to the km 0 stone of the Via Francigena. The ceremony represents the starting of the event, with the blessing of the “pilgrim’s stick” which will accompany us for 3,200 km, all the way to Santa Maria di Leuca. At 1:45 pm a delegation of EAVF will be received by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić.

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Italy welcomes Europe. The European Initiative “Via Francigena. Road to Rome 2021. Start Again” is about to begin.

Italy welcomes Europe. The European Initiative “Via Francigena. Road to Rome 2021. Start Again” is about to begin.

The Italian National Tourist Board-ENIT promotes slow tourism and supports the march from Europe leading to Rome. The march will leave Canterbury on the 16th of June, passing through 5 nations and 637 municipalities, along the 3,200 km route.

The event celebrates the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the European Association of Via Francigena ways.

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The Road to Rome 2021 initiative was selected by the UNWTO as a best practice for the relaunch of sustainable tourism!

The Road to Rome 2021 initiative was selected by the UNWTO as a best practice for the relaunch of sustainable tourism!

The “Via Francigena. Road to Rome 2021. Start again!” initiative has been selected and is now on the official platform of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): the ‘Tourism for SDGs’ platform ". It represents a showcase and best practice, accessible worldwide, aiming at the relaunch of sustainable and responsible tourism after Covid-19.

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Road to Rome 2021

Road to Rome 2021

 

Road to Rome

 

"Via Francigena. Road to Rome 2021" is an upcoming event organised by the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) to take place on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its foundation: a great moment of celebration, a long relay march on foot and by bicycle along 3,200 km of the Via Francigena.


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