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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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Monte Sant'Angelo Conference relaunches the Via Romea Francigena - a new Euro-Mediterranean Route

Three days of intense debates, studies and discussions with international experts during the conference "Via Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago and Jerusalem" have just concluded. The conference was organized by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways, Apulia Region and the University of Bari.

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EAVF participated in the Annual Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

EAVF, represented by Mr Christian Schülé, participated in the Annual Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, which took place in Sibiu, Romania on 2-4 October 2019. It brought together over 200 participants from 50 countries.

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EAVF participates in “Democracy Needs Imagination” Call

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways participates in the call “Democracy Needs Imagination”, organised by the European Cultural Foundation.

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Opportunities for 70 young people thanks to the European ERASMUS PLUS program led by the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) has been awarded the Erasmus + tender which will enable training for 70 young Italian graduates in France, the United Kingdom and Spain.

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Discovering the most introspective Emilia-Romagna: "Open Monasteries" on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019

Retrace the steps of everyday life of a medieval monk, have lunch in silence with the cloistered nuns or take part in a picturesque evening trekk ending with a harp concert in an ancient abbey. These are just few of the initiatives planned during "Emilia-Romagna Open Monasteries", the event scheduled on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019 uniting 20 regional monuments.

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120 km, 10 municipalities, 5 tracks and 1000 members: the numbers of the “World Francigena Ultramarathon 2019”

120 km, 10 municipalities, 5 routes and 1000 participants, including 560 outside the Region making it 20% more than in 2018: these are numbers of the new edition of "World Francigena UltraMarathon 2019". The event will take place on 12-13 October 2019 along the Sigeric’s route, the ancient path travelled by pilgrims since the Middle Ages.

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Via Francigena for Future: EAVF Supports the Environment

The theme of respect and protection of the environment, as well as the climate change, is at the center of the world's media. The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), on the occasion of the 3rd Global Strike For Future on 27 September 2019, reiterated its total support for the movement with the slogan "Via Francigena for Future".

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The Via Francigena meets in Bari on 18 October 2019 for the EAVF General Assembly

The General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways will take place on Friday 18 October 2019.

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Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem. The International Conference in Monte Sant’Angelo

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

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The 2nd Edition of Festival "Mònde – Festival of Cinema and Routes"

The 2nd edition of "Mònde - Festival of Cinema and Routes " - whose name refers to its host city - Monte Sant'Angelo and at the same time recalls the word "world" in French, reflecting its larger dimension and universal value - was presented on 1 October 2019 at a press conference in Bari, in the Conference Room of the Presidency of the Apulia Region.

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