Via Francigena

Results of the Photo Contest “Share your route”

The rurAllure photo competition, which ran from 15 July to 31 October 2022, has come to an end. We witnessed an unprecedented participation of walkers and pilgrims, with over 3000 photos submitted in 4 months, including more than 1900 photos from the Via Francigena! Congratulations to the winners!

1st place
3rd place

The most inspiring story

I sometimes feel like watching my life from a train window. Things flow fast, they keep going, whatever. Or maybe, actually, life itself is a kind of view from a train window. We should not focus on the first layer of images, too rapid and you cannot capture the connotation/significance. What remains intelligible is what we see as the most distant, clearly distinguishable. The set of whole things in their entirety counts, when we are not too close, not too involved. And that precise and faraway layer offers us the possibility to see. . Another reason to just walk. A different perspective on life. . Pics from my walking from Siena to San Quirico d’Orcia, Vignoni Alta, Bagno Vignoni, Radicofani. 🗝👣

The most active pilgrim

Carlo Gasperoni submitted a record number of 572 photos!

Meet our ambassadors

Let’s celebrate our most active participants, who submitted dozens ( or even hundreds!🤩 ) of posts and photos from their hiking experience. They are true walking enthusiasts and our ambassadors in the world of slow and sustainable tourism!

TOP20 Via Francigena photos

This is the jury’s TOP 20 photos of the Via Francigena selected out of more than 1800. Thanks a lot for the participation to all pilgrims and walkers!

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