Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago de Compostela, Jerusalem. The conference in Monte Sant'Angelo

Friday 11 Oct. 2019
Sunday 13 Oct. 2019

"Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem" is the title of the conference scheduled on 11- 13 October 2019 in Monte Sant'Angelo, Apulia, Italy.

25 years after the certification of the Via Francigena as a "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" (1994), on the eve of the extension of this certification from Rome to Puglia on its way to Jerusalem and in the beginning of the application procedure to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the conference represents a crucial moment in the history of the Via Francigena and in the discovery of its universal value.

The foreseen scientific debates aim to reflect on the very nature of the itinerary, which was born from the historic document - the travel diary of Sigeric from Rome to Canterbury. Today, we are rediscovering a network of historic itineraries linking Santiago de Compostela, Rome and Jerusalem, the three Peregrinationes Maiores (main pilgrimages) of medieval times.

Apulia, and in particular Monte Sant'Angelo, constitute a strategic place to affirm this new vision of Francigena.

The event is jointly organized by the Apulia Region, the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), the Italian Center for Compostellan Studies and the University of Bari.

Location: Monte Sant'Angelo

Venue: C. Angelillis Municipal Library

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