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New edition of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes” magazine

On Saturday 1st December at the Castle and Civic Museum of Susa, the new issue of the EAVF magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" was presented.

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The Holy See and the Via Francigena: From hospitality to UNESCO candidacy

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe become part of the activities promoted by the Holy See, which officially joined the homonymous Enlarged Partial Agreement in March this year.

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Via Francigena, our partnership with Banca Generali Private

Public and private together for the development of the Via Francigena. The strategic partnership between the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and Banca Generali Private is on its way.

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Meeting on Cultural and Religious Routes at the Council of Europe

The important resource within the Council of Europe Programme, "Routes of faith and meeting", was launched in 1987. It was the theme of the conference that took place in Strasbourg on Tuesday 27th November

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Via Francigena magazine, Piedmont special and new developments

The Sacra di San Michele announces the contents of the new issue of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" magazine. The 46th edition of the biannual magazine of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways will be presented on Saturday 1st December at 3:30pm at the Castle and Civic Museum of Susa.

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Banca Generali Private supports the Via Francigena

Banca Generali Private and the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) walk together to enhance the territories crossed by the Via Francigena.

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Via Francigena, the new Terre di Mezzo guides

2018 is a year full of novelties for the Via Francigena guides in Italy. The Terre di Mezzo publishing company, in collaboration with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), has published the first edition in French, dedicated to the stretch from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome.

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Master’s in Territorial Cultural Tourism, Competition Extended

The deadline for the admission to the 1st level Master's degree in "Turismo Culturale dei Territori" 2018-19 at the University of Parma has been extended to 7th December.

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EAVF Ornans rest-stop for the development of the Via Francigena

The Via Francigena in France is considered a "great excursion" route within the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Programme. Since 2016, the municipality of Ornans (Burgundy-Franche-Comté) has been committed to increasing services along the way to facilitate pilgrims and hikers who follow the Via Francigena.

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The Via Francigena united in Ivrea, Aldo Patruno elected as EAVF Vice-president

The General Assembly which took place on 9th November in Ivrea unanimously elected Aldo Patruno 6thEAVF Vice-president, with a specific interest the development of the Vie Francigene in the South.

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Ivrea celebrates the Via Francigena, encouraging figures in Piedmont

"Today is a day of celebration for the Via Francigena, Ivrea and Piedmont. I think we need to do even more to make Ivrea and the territory welcome this form of tourism".

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EAVF, a new workplace to develop the Cultural Route in France

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) is looking for a Communication and Development Officer to develop this Cultural Route in France.

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Via Francigena Entry Point, winter opening hours

The winter opening hours have been established at the "Via Francigena Entry Point" of Lucca.

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Agreement between EAVF and FFRP, find the complete French Via Francigena online

The Via Francigena in France takes another step forward. Thanks to the agreement signed on 14th September between the EAVF (European Association of Via Francigena Ways) and FFRP (Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre), the complete section of the route in France reported as GR145® -  is available on the website www.viefrancigene.org. 

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Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, hikes of faith and new meetings

The cultural routes of the Council of Europe, paths of faith and new meetings: this is the title of the day scheduled for 27th November at the Palais d'Europe in Strasbourg, organised by the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Council of Europe. 

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ATWS 2018, tour operators and international journalists explore the Via Francigena

The 15th Adventure Travel World Summit held from 15th to 18th October in Montecatini Terme (Tuscany) ended with great success. 

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Ultramarathon, the 32km route from Radicofani to Acquapendente returns in December

The 32km World Francigena Ultramarathon from Radicofani to Acquapendente will return on the 9th December 2018. 

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The Via Francigena in Piedmont, EAVF November General Assembly

The General Assembly of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways will take place on 9th November 2018 in Ivrea, at the Giacosa Theatre. Members and friends of the Association from England, France, Switzerland and Italy will be present, as well as all those interested in the European route.

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Via Francigena of the South, a coordinated strategy for certification

"The Via Francigena del Sud - Appia on its way to certification. Role of the associations": this was the theme at the centre of the meeting organised by the Via Francigena del Sud Committee in the Appia Antica Park on 20th October.

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Carta di Spineto, shared standards and guidelines

The philosopher Spinoza wrote: "The road that leads to knowledge is a road that passes by good meetings" and undoubtedly good and profitable were those that concluded the weekend at the Abbey of Spineto, in Sarteano at the conference "Tuscany on its way ... towards other regions".

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