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TV Show "COTTO E MANGIATO" Brings Via Francigena to TV

The Via Francigena is back screen. On 5 December 2019 on Italia 1, in the TV programme "Cotto e Mangiato" the section "Menù in bici" was dedicated to the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, focused on history, nature and eno-gastronomy.

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The EAVF participates in the 3rd EUSALP Annual Forum

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), represented by Elena Dubinina, participated in the 3rd  EUSALP Annual Forum, which took place on 28 - 29 November 2019 in Palazzo Lombardia, the headquarters of the Lombardy region, Milan.

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Paralympic athlete Andrea Devicenzi arrives to Rome and meets the Pope

On 1 December 2019 Andrea Devicenzi, Paralympic athlete and Via Francigena ambassador, concluded his journey along the Francigena, having reached St. Peter's Square in Rome after 1000 km journey (Interview Link).

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Francigena on Bicycle: a Conference on the Economic Opportunities of Cycling in the Area of Siena

"Francigena cycle path, the economic opportunities of cycling in the Area of Siena " is the title of the conference scheduled for 12 December 2019 at 9.30 am at the Conference Hall of Palazzo Patrizi, Via di Città 75 in Siena.

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New Edition of the Magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes"

The new issue of the magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" is available online. The 48th edition of the bi-annual publication of the European Association of the Via Francigena (EAVF) dedicates the cover to the Church of Saint Michele of Pavia, announcing the special focus of this edition. 

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Via Francigena in Lombardy region: publication of 2 Maps for Better Promotion of the Territory

The Via Francigena in Lombardy has two new maps dedicated to the itinerary in the province of Lodi and Pavia.

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Via Francigena Capacity Building: the EAVF Training Proposal for Public Bodies, Local Communities and Private Sector

To train local stakeholders and meet the demand for increasing experiential and sustainable tourism - this is the objective of the " Via Francigena Capacity Building" training module launched by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF). The training is addressed to public bodies, tourist offices, trade associations, private sector and local communities. During the pilot phase, the project will cover the Italian section of the Via Francigena, to be extended to the entire European route in the nearest future.

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Hospitality: the Via Francigena participates in the Airbnb event "100case100idee"

On 16 November 2019 in Parma Italy the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in an event “100 case 100 idee” - the first major national event on home hospitality and sustainable tourism, organized by the Airbnb Italy with the support of community of Italian hosts.

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EAVF meets municipalities from Hauts-De-France

On Thursday, 14 November 2019 the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) in partnership with the municipality of Peronne (Somme department) organized a meeting with the mayors and representatives of the local communities from the area between Bapaume (Calais) and Saint-Quentin (Aisne ) in Hauts-De-France, France. The meeting took place in Peronne.

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Ebtrance of the Via Francigena in Tuscany

Ebtrance of the Via Francigena in Tuscany

The Action Plan of the Tuscany Region for development of the Via Francigena celebrates 10 years: the Conference in Florence

On Friday 22 November 2019 the Tuscany region in collaboration with the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways will hold a conference “10 years of the Tuscan Francigena Action plan. Perspectives, critical issues, experiment results".

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"The Guardian": the Via Francigena in Switzerland is in Top 10 best pilgrim routes in Europe

The Swiss stretch of Via Francigena is certainly one of the most fascinating of the cultural route of the Council of Europe. It is also recommended by the prestigious British newspaper "The Guardian"!

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Trail from Brussels to Reims Joins Via Francigena

In beautiful settings of the "Cercle des Voyageurs" of Brussels, the European Association of  Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in the General Assembly of the association Les Amis de la Via Francigena en Belgique (AVFB) - The Friends of the Via Francigena in Belgium.

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Alberto, the pilgrim for peace, is walking on the Via Francigena: "I'm going to Jerusalem, are you coming with me?"

Alberto Castellò, the "peregrino per la paz" (pilgrim for peace) is walking along the Via Francigena. The Spanish pilgrim returns on the Sigeric’s route, heading to Jerusalem.

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The Via Francigena receives a prestigious award for Best Destinations for Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2019

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways received a prestigious prize of the Best Destinations for Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2019 awarded by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), Brussels, Belgium.

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Routes4u: Panels, Maps and Flyers of the Via Francigena

The Routes4U project within the Alpine Macro Region (EUSALP) continues its development. In its framework, the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) produced information panels, maps and flyers for the regions involved: Bourgogne – Franche – Comté FR; Vaud and Valais CH; Valle d'Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy and Liguria IT.

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Art on the Road, Presentation of New Work of "Epifanie" Project in San Lorenzo Nuovo

A presented of artwork in the framework of the "Epifanie" project carried out the by the Quasar Institute for Advanced Design took place on Friday, 25 October 2019, at the Council Hall of the Municipality of San Lorenzo Nuovo, as part of the "Arte sui Cammini" initiative, supported by the Lazio Region in line with the guidelines of the Council of Europe.

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Via Francigena meets Saint Olav Ways route: best practice exchange at the Saint Olav Autumn Meeting

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in the Autumn Meeting of the Saint Olav Ways, which took place on 15 October 2019 in Hamar, Norway.

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EAVF General Assembly in Bari: new members and honorary public awards

The number of members of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) is ever increasing. During the General Assembly in Bari, which took place on 18 October 2019, accession certificates were given to new municipalities that joined the network.

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Via Francigena of the South is ratified by the EAVF General Assembly to be an official path of the Via Francigena from Rome to Santa Maria Di Leuca

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) unanimously approved the new route from Rome to Brindisi and Santa Maria di Leuca as the Via Francigena of the South.

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The Erasmus + project on the Via Francigena

On 15 October 2019, the two-year transnational mobility project "FORREsT: new skills FOR expeRiEntial Tourism" was presented at the council chamber of the Fidenza townhall as part of the European ERASMUS + program aimed at 70 young graduates in tourism and marketing.

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