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I Love Francigena 2023: 16 hikes organized with Coop

New year, new events on the Via Francigena together with Coop: our partnership is renewed and the 2023 calendar is enriched with 16 organized hikes, free of charge and suitable for everyone, including two excursions by bike.

Coop is one of Italy’s largest retail chains. By involving its 6 million members, it wishes to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, organising with the EAVF the well-known ‘I Love Francigena‘ events in the Italian regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Tuscany, Lazio and Apulia across April, May, June, September and October.

The excursions are organised by the European Association of Via Francigena way with the operational support of Francigena Service S.r.l., aiming to explore and promote cultural, historical and natural heritage as well as the products of local gastronomy along the route. The trails we will follow are suitable for everyone and groups will always be accompanied by an expert hiking guide.

Want to participate? Check out the dates below, sign up and join us for the stages you prefer!


Saturday 15 April – Liguria, from Castelnuovo Magra to Sarzana: sign up here.

Sunday 16 April – Tuscany, from Torrenieri to Bagno Vignoni: sign up here.

Saturday 22 April – Emilia-Romagna, from Fidenza to Salsomaggiore Terme: sign up here.

Sunday 23 April – Emilia-Romagna, from Costamezzana to Medesano: sign up here.

Saturday 13 May – Puglia, from Polignano a Mare to Monopoli: sign up here or visit Coop’s website.

Sunday 14 May – Puglia, from Montalbano (Fasano) to Ostuni: sign up here or visit Coop’s website.

Saturday 17 June – Tuscany, cycling loop from/to Lucca: sign up here.

Sunday 18 June – Piedmont, from Palazzo Canavese to Viverone: sign up here.

Saturday 24 June – Emilia-Romagna, from Cassio to Berceto: sign up here.

Sunday 25 June – Emilia-Romagna, from Berceto to the Cisa Pass: sign up here.

Saturday 23 September – Latium, cycling loop from/to Rome (Appia Antica): sign up here.

Saturday 23 September – Emilia-Romagna, from Collecchio to Gaiano: sign up here.

Sunday 24 September – Tuscany, from San Gimignano to Gambassi Terme: sign up here.

Saturday 30 September – Tuscany, from Strove to Monteriggioni: sign up here.

Sunday 1 October – Lombardy, from Villanova d’Ardenghi to Pavia: sign up here.

Sunday 1 October – Lazio, from Nemi to Castel Gandolfo: sign up here.

Click here for the complete list of events organised by Coop

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