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