The Pilgrim's Credential

Buy the Credential

Buy the Credential with the official guide

The Credential, along with the Testimonium, is the fundamental document of the pilgrim. It represents the “pilgrim’s passport”, certifying identity and motives of the walker. The pilgrim must always have it in order to be identified as such and to gain access to accommodating facilities located along the itinerary. He/She will get a stamp in every location where he/she stays or pass (turist offices, churches, hostels, ...), until the conclusion of the walk. Many facilities host pilgrims with the credential and only ask for a simple donation, to support management costs; or else, in case of buildings that offer more services, it is usually applied a discount (check the section Where to sleep).  

For people who are travelling the last 100 km by foot or 200 km by bike, the Credential allows to receive the certificate of pilgrimage (check the section Testimonium)

See the Pilgrim Code of Ethics

The Credential released by the European Association of the Vie Francigene grants a series of additional benefits to pilgrims:

  1. Thanks to the agreement with Trenitalia and Trenord, by showing the Credential to agreed upon ticket offices, it is possible to have a 10% discount on the price of regional train tickets. For more information, see the dedicated page
  2. A discount on the prices is applied in many restaurants and bars along the path. Read where.
  3. People who buy the Credential together with the official guide of the Via Francigena will get them both for a special price. Read the details.
  4. People who buy the Credential on our website (up to 3 Credentials in the same shipping) will get a favourable postage rate.

The sale of the Credential supports the activities of the European Association of the Vie Francigene and of partner Associations of the Via Francigena. Read how.


Buy it online

Purchasing it along the Way at the following addresses:

- at Association pour la Mise en Valeur du Patrimoine Architectural du Calaisis (AMVPAC) of Calais, Musée des beaux arts, 25 rue Richelieu 62100 Calais (Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France), tel. +33 (0)6 72 10 16 56,

- at Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre in Paris, 64 rue du Dessous des Berges, 75013 Paris. Ph. +33 (0)1 44 89 93 90,
Opening: mon-fri 10:00-12:30am and 1:30-6:00pm

- at Bureau Information Touristique de Champlitte, 2 allée du Sainfoin, 70600 Champlitte, ph. +330384676719,
Opening time: mon 2:00-6:00pm; tue-sat 9:00-12:30am and 1:30-:00pm
Here it is available the official guide  "La Via Francigena. 1000km à pied du Grand-Saint-Bernard à Rome", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Aigle Tourist office, rue Colomb 5, 1860 Aigle (Switzerland), ph. +41 24 466 30 00,
Opening time: November-March: mon-fri 8:30am-12:00am et 1:30pm-5:00pm; sat, sun and holydays: closed. April- October: mon-fri 8:30-12:00am and 1:30-6:00pm; sat 8:30-12:00am
Here it is available the official guide  "La Via Francigena. 1000km à pied du Grand-Saint-Bernard à Rome", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo


- at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice  -Porterie-, av. D'Agaune 15, CH1890 Saint-Maurice (Switzerland), ph. +41 24 486 04 04,
Opening time: 7:00am-12:00am and 1:00pm-7:00pm

- at Hospice du Gran-Saint-Bernard, CH1946 Bourg-Saint-Pierre (Switzerland), ph. +41 27 787 1236,
Opening time: 8:00am-5:30pm (8:00am-6:00pm in summer)

- at "Enoteca Enoetica" of Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses (AO), SS 27 km 30+500, 11010 Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses. mob. +39 335 6012847,
Opening: 8:00am-12:00pm

 - at hostel "Il Casello" in Verrès, via Stazione 79, 11029 Verrès (AO). Ph. +39 0125 921653,
Opening: 8:00am-12:00pm

- at hostel "Saint Martin" in Pont-Saint-Martin,  via Schigliatta, 11026 Pont-Saint-Martin (AO)
Info and booking: tel. +39 0125 804433, mob. +39 347 2232039 (Ms Angela)

- at Associazione La Via Francigena di Sigerico, Corso Botta s/n, 10015 Ivrea (TO), cel. +39 328 0045913,
Opening: 2nd march-31st october: from mon to fri 8:00-12:30am; 1st november-1st march: tue and fri 9:30-12:30am

- at Ivrea Tourist Office, piazza Ottinetti, 10015 Ivrea (To), phl. +39 0125 618131,
Opening: mon 9:00am-1:00pm, tue-wed-fri 9:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm, thu 2:30-6:30pm, sat 9:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-7:00pm, 1st sun of month 3:00-7:00pm

- at Clavière Tourist Office, via Nazionale 30, 10050 Clavière (TO), ph. +39 0122 878856,
Opening: 1st weekend of July-1st weekend of September: mon-sun 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00-6:00pm; 8 December-Easter weekend: mon-sun 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00-6:00pm; 2nd weekend of September- 7 December: fri-tue 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm

 - at Cesana Tourist Office, Piazza Vittorio Amedeo 3, 10050 Cesana Torinese (TO), ph. +39 0122 89202,
Opening: 1 July- 1 August: mon-sun 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00-6:00pm; 1 September-8 December: thu-mon 9:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-5:30pm; 9 December-Easter: mon-sun 9:00am-1:00 pm and 1:30-5:30pm; Easter-30 June: thu-mon 9:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-5:30pm

- at Bardonecchia Tourist Office, piazza De Gasperi 1, 10053 Bardonecchia, ph. +39 0122 99032,
Opening: 26 December-Easter and July-August: mon-sun 9:00am-6:00pm; April-June and 1 September-25 December: mon-sun 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-6:00pm

- at Susa Tourist Office, Corso Inghilterra 39, 10059 Susa (To), ph. +39 0122 622447,
Opening: January-June and September-November: tue-fri and sun 9:30-12:30am, sat 9:00-12:00am and 3:00-6:00pm; July-August and December: mon-sun 9:00-12:00am and 3:00-6:00pm

- at "L’Antico Borgo" room rental of Caprie, via Coppo 28, 10040 Caprie (TO). Mob. +39 320 4224056,
Opening: 8:30-12:00am; 3:30-6:30pm (for organizational reasons, telephone notice is required)

- at Affittacamere da Chocho's in Chivasso, via Montegrappa 102, 10034 Chivasso (TO). Mob. +39 339 3398222,
Opening: 9:30-12:30am and 3:30-6:30pm (for organizational reasons, telephone notice is required)

- at Viae Francigenae Srl in Torino, via delle Orfane 26/A, 10122 Torino. mob. +39 349 7463406,
Opening: 9:00am-2:00pm and 3:00-8:00pm
Here it is available the official guide "The Via Francigena. 1000km on foot from Gran San Bernardo to Rome", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Casa del Movimento Lento - Roppolo, via al Castello 8, 13883 Roppolo (BI), +39 0161987866

- at Associazione "Amici della Via Francigena Città di Santhià" in Cavaglià, via G. Gersen 6, 13881 Cavaglià (BI). Mob. +39 338 6980535,
Openingo on appointment

- at Associazione "Amici della Via Francigena Città di Santhià", via della Madonnetta 4, 13048 Santhià (VC). Mob. +39 366 4404253,
Open on pilgrims reception hours

 - at Terre di Mezzo editore, Via Calatafimi 10, 20122 Milano. Ph. +39 02 83242426,
Opening: lun-ven 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00-6:00pm
Here it is available the official guide "The Via Francigena. 1000km on foot from Gran San Bernardo to Rome", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Gogol'Ostello & Caffé Letterario - Milan, via Chieti 1, 20154 Milano, ph. +39 02 36755522,
Opening: mon-sun 8.30am - 9.30pm

- at  Basilica of Santa Maria di Campagna - Piacenza, piazzale delle Crociate 5, 29100 Piacenza - Italy, ph. +39 0523 490728,
Opening: mon-sun 7:30am-12:00am and 3:30pm-7:00pm

- at operational headquarters of European Association of Via FrancigenaPalazzo Farnese, piazza Cittadella 29, 29121 Piacenza - Italy
ph. +39 0523 492792,
Here it is available the official guide "The Via Francigena. 1000km on foot from Gran San Bernardo to Rome", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at San Fiorenzo parish in Fiorenzuola d'Arda, via Cavaliere, 29017 Fiorenzuola d'Arda (PC), ph. +39 0523 241038, email address

- at Fidenza Tourist Office - IAT R Casa Cremonini. piazza Duomo 16, 43036 Fidenza (PR) - Italy, Phone +39 0524 83377, Fax +39 0524 519159), email address
Opening: November-March: wed-sun 9.00-12.30am and 03.30-5.30pm; April-September: tue-sun 9.00-12.30am and 03.00-5.30pm; October: mon -sun 9.00-12.30am and 3.00-5.30pm
Here it is available the official guide "The Via Francigena. 1000km on foot from Gran San Bernardo to Rome", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Latteria 55, via Cavour 16, 43036 Fidenza (PR)- Italy, ph. +39 0524 534513

- at Fornovo di Taro Tourist Office, via dei Collegati 19, 43045 Fornovo di Taro (PR), ph. +39 0525 2599,

- at Pontremoli Tourist Office, piazza Duomo 22, Pontremoli (MS), ph. +39 0187 832000,
Opening: mon-sun 10:30-12:30am and 3:30-6:30pm

Opening from October to December: sat-sun 10:30-12:30am and 3:30-6:30pm

- at Centro Didattico Pieve di Sorano - Filattiera - Info Point Via Francigena, near the parish church of St. Stephan of Sorano, via Ponte Nazionale, 54023 Filattiera MS (Italy), ph. +39 0187.457523, mob. +39 331 5740114 or +39 348 8097918,
Opening: from april 1st to september 2nd: everyday 9:00-12:30 am

- at Tourist Information Office of Terrossa castle in Licciana Nardi (MS), via Nazionale Cisa 22, 54016 Terrarossa - Licciana Nardi (MS), mob. +39 331 8866241,
Opening: from april 1st to july 13th and from september 2nd to october 1st: sat and sun; from july 14th to september 1st: everyday

- at Museo e Abbazia di San Caprasio of Aulla, piazza Abbazia, 54011 Aulla (MS), Ph. +39 0187 420148,

- at Ostello del Pellegrino of Camaiore, via Madonna della Pietà 18, 55041 Camaiore (LU). Ph. +39 345 1168661,
Opening: 8:00am-11:00am and 4:00pm-7:00pm

- at Lucca Tourist Office, Vecchia Porta San Donato, piazzale Verdi, 55100 Lucca, ph. +39 0583 583150,
Opening: October-March 9:00am-5:00pm; April-September 9:00am-7:00pm

 - at Tourist Center of Lucca, piazzale Ricasoli 203, 55100 Lucca. Ph. +39 0583 494401, mob. +39 338 8213952,
Opening: 9:30am-7:00pm

 - at Ostello "La Salana" of Capannori, via del Popolo 182, 55012 Capannori (LU). mob. +39 339 7237912,
Opening: 8:00am-11:00pm

- at SloWays / S-Cape Travel Italy in Firenze, via dei Giraldi 8R, 50122 Firenze. Ph. +39 055 2340736,
Opening: mon-fri 9:00am-6:00pm
Here it is available the official guide "The Via Francigena. 1000km on foot from Gran San Bernardo to Rome", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Fondazione San Miniato Promozione, Piazza del Popolo 1, 56028 San Miniato (PI), ph. +39 0571 42745,
Opening: mon 9:00am-1:00pm; thu-sun 9:00am-5:00pm

- at Edicola Bonaventura di Bonaventura Concetta in San Miniato, del Popolo 26, 56028 San Miniato (PI), ph. +39 0571 400833,
Opening: mon-sat 7:00am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm; sun and holidays 7:00am-12:30am

- at the Touristic Association Pro Loco of San Miniato, del Popolo 31, 56028 San Miniato (PI). Ph. +39 0571 42233,
Opening: mon-fri 9:00am-12:00am and 2:30pm-5:30pm; sat and sun based on availability of volunteers
Here it is available the official guide "The Via Francigena. 1000km on foot from Gran San Bernardo to Rome", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Tourist Office of Colle di Val d'Elsa, via del Castello 33, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa (SI). Ph. +39 0577 922791,
Opening: 10:00am-6:00pm

- at Associazione Pro Loco of San Gimignano, piazza Duomo 1, 53037 San Gimignano (SI). Ph. +39 0577 940008,
Opening: March-October  mon-sun 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-7:00pm; November-February mon-sun 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-6:00pm; closed 25th December and 1st January

- at Monteriggioni Tourist Office, piazza Roma 23, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI), phone +39 0577 304834,
Opening: 16th February-31st March: 10:00am -1,30pm/2:00pm-4:00pm, closed on Tuesday; 1st April-15th September: 9,30am-1,30pm/2:pm-7:00pm; 16th September-31st October: 10:00am-1,30pm/2:00pm-6:00pm; 1st November-15 January: 10:00am-1,30pm/2:00pm-4:00pm, closed on Tuesday; Closed on 25th December and from 16th January to 15th February
Here it is available the official guide "La Via Francigena. 1000km a piedi dal Gran San Bernardo a Roma", R.Ferrari, ed. Terre di Mezzo

- at Bookshop of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, entry Palazzo Squarcialupi, piazza Duomo 1, 53100 Siena. Ph. +039 0577 283536
Opening: mon-sun 10:00am-7:00pm; fri 10:00am-10:00pm

 - at Palazzo del Pellegrino in San Quirico d'Orcia, via Dante Alighieri 33, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia (SI). Ph. +39 0577 899728,,
Opening: 10:30am-1:00pm and 3:30-6:00pm

- at Tourist office ad pilgfrim's shop in Radicofani (SI), via Fonte Antese snc, 53040 Radicofani (SI), corner Via O. Luchini (Porta da Piedi),, mob. +39 331 5291556, ph. +39 0578 55684

- at Centro Informazioni del Pellegrino of Acquapendente, via Ruganella, 01021 Acquapendente (VT), mail

- at Centro Visite of Acquapendente (Vt) "L'Ape Regina Soc. Coop.", via Torre Julia de Jacopo snc, 01021 Acquapendente (VT), phone +39 0763 730065, mail
Opening: tuesday-saturday 9.00am-1.00mp and 4.00pm-7.00pm; sunday and holidays: 10.00am-1.00pm; monday closed

- at "Mediterraid Cammina" association of Campagnano di Roma, via S. Andrea 66, 00063 Campagnano di Roma (RM), mob. +39 338 2868402 / +39 331 6004982,
Opening: workdays 11:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm; weekdays by appointment only (for organizational reasons, telephone notice is required)

- at Bottega 10a di Barbara Medori of Rome, via del Fiume 10/a, Roma
ph. +39 06 36010420,
Opening: workdays 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm; saturday phoning for confirmation; sunday and holidays closed

- at Organizzazione di volontariato Monte Sant'Angelo Francigena, via Reale Basilica 76, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo (FG), mob. +39 349 5285571,
Opening: 9:00-12:00am and 3:00-6:00pm (8:00pm in summer)

- at the Association Via Francigena Belgium (ref. Vincent Imperiali), 35 Clos des Mésanges, 1160 Bruxelles (Belgium), ph. +32 473 25 21 10,