Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

The first official guide of the Via Francigena from Canterbury to the Grand Saint Bernard Pass

The guide is currently available in French language, while English and Italian versions will follow shortly. The route is based on the North Downs Way in England, the GR145 of the French Hikers’ Federation merged with the historic route of Sigeric in France and Route 70 in Switzerland. The edition is complementary to the already existing guide of the Italian section, thus completing the entire Canterbury to Rome route.

A thousand and two hundred kilometers through European history and landscape "bridge cultures between Anglo-Saxon and Latin Europe" as said by the great French medievalist Jacques Le Goff.

Buy the official guide: Via Francigena - De Canterbury au col du Grand-Saint-Bernard - Julien Moulin - Ed. Favre

It is possible to buy it at the Sloways store, where it is available also the pilgrim passport.

The official guide of the Via Francigena from the Great St. Bernard Pass to Rome 

A detailed description of the 45 main stages and variants is the largest part of the guide, accompanied by detailed maps with all of the necessary technical information: distance, height differences, accommodation, dining and supplies, public transport to reach or leave the point of departure and arrival. In addition, an extensive historical introduction and insights provide ideas for unmissable points of natural and artistic beauty along the way. A section is dedicated to those who are setting off for the first time, with information about the signs, credentials and testimonium, clothing and backpacks.

Buy the Official Guide of the Via Francigena from the Great St. Bernard to Rome

The Via Francigena. 1000 kilometers on foot from Gran San Bernardo to Rome - R.Ferraris, with contributions by L.Callegari and S.Frignani - Terre di Mezzo Publisher, 2017

The Via Francigena + the credential - By purchasing this bundle you’ll receive the guide and the credential of the Via Francigena


The Free App of Via Francigena

The App for iPhone and Android allows the GPS navigation along the whole Via Francigena route, from Canterbury (Kent, England) to Rome (Latium, Italy), more than 2200 km divided in 104 stages.

The maps and detailed descriptions can be pre-downloaded to the smartphone, which can also work without any internet connection.  

Via Francigena - Official App - Apple Version


The App was developed by the European Association of Via Francigena ways. 

App Ufficiale Via Francigena
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