Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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Live broadcast "The Via Francigena towards the East, on the way to Turkey"

The Facebook live broadcast on Friday 5 June will be dedicated to the Via Francigena going East on its way to Turkey and will be conducted in English.

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Via Francigena nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List: application development

The high-level consultation meeting on the topic of the UNESCO World Heritage candidacy of the Via Francigena route took place on 28 May 2020 by teleconference.

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EAVF participates in the Council of Europe webinar

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participate in the webinar organised by the Council of Europe Cultural Routes programme.

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EAVF contributes to the final conference of the Cult Ring Interreg project

On 26 May 2020 the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participated in the Final Conference of the Cult-Ring Interreg Europe project, which took place by a videoconference.

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© AEVF

© AEVF

New signage along the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Dover

Good news from Canterbury and the English route of the Via Francigena. Below is the news from the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome, friends of the EAVF.

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Guidelines to restart travel along the Via Francigena

We have recently entered the Phase 2 of the current health situation, that is why the time has come to re-start travel along the Via Francigena with the utmost precaution and a strong sense of responsibility.

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Walking the Via Francigena listening to Jack Jaselli

The EAVF continues LIVE broadcasts on its Instagram page @viefrancigene_AEVF hosting inspirational guests, walkers, artists and writers. On 21 May we met with Jack Jaselli – a singer, musician, author and a globetrotter pilgrim.

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EAVF webinar: slow tourism and digital communication in the times of Covid-19

The European Association of the Via Francigena launches a cycle of webinars reserved for association’s partners in hospitality sector and Trail Angels friends’ associations.

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“Francigena, word of pilgrims” - the latest work of the photographer Céline Anaya Gautier

Céline Anaya Gautier is a pilgrim and an internationally renowned photographer. Recently we have had an honour to speak with her during one of the live broadcasts on the EAVF Facebook page (click here if you had missed it!). We talked about her latest ambitious project: a journey along the Via Francigena with her youngest 7-year old son and publishing of a photographic book about the route.

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Instagram Live with renowned Italian writer Enrico Brizzi

On 14 May 2020 the AEVF began a series of live broadcasts on Instagram, speaking about routes and their inspirational walkers.

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On the Via Francigena from Aosta Valley to Tuscany with Meridiani Cammini

The May edition of the magazine Meridiani Cammini is dedicated to the stretch of the Via Francigena from the Grand Saint Bernard Pass to Lucca, one of the most picturesque routes in Italy.

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Pilgrims on the Via Francigena

Pilgrims on the Via Francigena

Via Francigena LIVE broadcasts!

The EAVF live broadcasts continue to explore the Via Francigena and the worlds of routes and itineraries to accompany you until we start walking again on our beloved paths!

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The first 30 kilometres of the Via Francigena!

In the last weeks we "virtually" discovered the entire Via Francigena, starting with the Via Francigena of the South, then continuing with the northern Italian path, the Swiss route and then the French path last week.

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Via Francigena towns apply to the European Programme “Cultural Heritage in Action”

Via Francigena hubs of Fidenza and Pavia have recently submitted their best practices of heritage rehabilitation along the Via Francigena to the European Programme “Cultural Heritage in Action”.

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Via Francigena participates in the Erasmus Plus project call

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2021.

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FIAB Campaign: we ride in Italy

The Italian Environment and Bicycle Federation (FIAB), which for over 30 years has been committed to promoting cycling tourism, healthy lifestyle and encouraging the use of bicycles,

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Meeting of the Via Francigena European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination

Since 2012 the European Association of the Via Francigena EAVF has promoted cooperation among all the stakeholders along the Via Francigena.

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Via Francigena runs for the title “My Favourite GR” in France

Support the Via Francigena to win “My Favourite GR” competition on MonGR.fr! The 4th edition of the competition "My favourite GR", managed by the French Hiking Federation (Fédération Française de Randonnée) has started. Eight long-distance routes are competing this year to win the title of French favourite route and the Via Francigena is one of them!

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Via Francigena: 2019 statistical analysis of the path

A snapshot of the Via Francigena development in 2019 through a sample analysis of 2,000 EAVF pilgrim passports and rest stops.

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Via Francigena competes for a prestigious award of the Council of Europe

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participates in the annual Council of Europe Cultural Routes award 2020. This year’s award is titled “Cultural Routes for creative economy and local sustainable development”.

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