Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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EAVF participates in the rurAllure kick off meeting

On 11 – 13 January 2021 the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participated in the kick off meeting of the European project “rurAllure: Promotion of rural museums and heritage sites in the vicinity of European pilgrimage routes”.

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Yummy Francigena: WINE FROM SWISS VALAIS

Are you ready to travel along the Swiss Via Francigena? Valais, being in the heart of the Swiss wine tradition, is a forge of oenological experimentation.  900 years ago it was introduced to the viticulture by the Cistercian monks from Burgundy.

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The Year of the road to Rome, a great opportunity for the Via Francigena!

The Road to Rome is an important event that joins the celebrations of the Compostela Holy Year and aims to strengthen the international fame of the Via Francigena, while reflecting on the future of the camino.

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“Pedalando Faticando” - an educational project for minors

For ten years the Fattoria della Carità in Cortetano, a town of less than a hundred inhabitants on the outskirts of Cremona, has hosted a small community of unaccompanied foreign minors, who live here in a Caritas facility.

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Yummy Francigena: APULIAN TARALLI

These delicious rings are excellent travel companions along the Via Francigena. Here is their history and origin. 

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"Project management and development opportunities along the Via Francigena” – joint webinar of the EAVF and the Viterbo Chamber of Commerce

On 17 December 2020 the marketing office of the Viterbo Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) conducted a webinar "Project management and development opportunities along the Via Francigena".

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Yummy Francigena: LA SPONGATA // PONTREMOLI

Have you ever tasted it?Spongata is an ancient and mysterious dessert, produced in Italian Pontremoli and Sarzana, which originated in Jewish cuisine.

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TRENORD: temporary suspension of online purchase of discounted tickets

We inform you that the online purchase of Trenord tickets on discounted prices is temporarily suspended due to technical matters. The purchase remains possible in ticket offices.

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Via Francigena is now in LinkedIn!

After years of stable presence in the world of more informal social media, the European Association of the Via Francigena ways is now in Linkedin, a professional social network.

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Great walking event: Via Francigena - Road to Rome 2021

Via Francigena. Road to Rome 2021 is an upcoming event organised by the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) to take place on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its foundation.

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Via Francigena participated in the EU structured dialogue on culture

On 2 – 3 December the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participated in the digital workshop “Voices of Culture

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Friday, December 11 at 11.00 am the 50th edition of the magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" will be presented

The biannual magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes", the official editorial tool of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF, blows out 50 candles.

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50th edition of the Via Francigena magazine announces “The Road to Rome 2021” project

The biannual magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes", the official editorial tool of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF, blows out 50 candles.

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Via Francigena: special mention at the European Culture Brand Award

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF received special mention at the European Culture Brand Award in the category “European Cultural Tourism Region of the Year 2020”.

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The faces of the Via Francigena // Silvia and Mirko from Artio Design. Transforming a dream into a reality!

They have their workshop in Aosta, where they have been using most diverse materials for years to realise ideas of their customers. This is where the Via Francigena brand products are born.

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COVID-19: Via Francigena latest updates

Via Francigena latest updates  concerning the anti-COVID measures in England, France, Switzerland and Italy:

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COVID-19 in Italy: Via Francigena "closed" in Valle D'Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardia, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Campania and Apulia

The government announced the Red Zone in the Valle d'Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Tuscany and Campania regions. Apulia, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria are in the Orange Zone. 

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Covid-19 update: England

Below are the latest updates about the anti-Covid measures in England related to walking along the Via Francigena, in force from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December.

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Covid-19 update in France and Switzerland

France: total confinement until December 1, 2020 Due to the evolution of the pandemic, a total confinement was introduced from Thursday, 29 October 2020 for a minimum period of 4 weeks, until 1 December 2020.

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Confirmation of the Council of Europe certification of the Via Francigena

The Via Francigena is re-confirmed as the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe and the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF as a carrier network of the route following a regular evaluation procedure. The official communication was sent to the EAVF by Stefano Dominioni, the Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement (EPA) on Cultural Routes.

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