Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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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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Via Francigena of the South - 2020 cultural award WINNER

The extension of the Via Francigena in the South is a winner of the award “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2020” in the category Maritime, Coastal and Aquatic Heritage.

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Trio travels along the Via Francigena: Cindy, her donkey Nenette and dog Mina

One more beautiful story on the Via Francigena, again from France. Cindy Chopard is a French pilgrim who started her travel in Pontarlier on 10 September on a day of her 35th birthday together with donkey Nenette and dog Mina.

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Via Francigena award: European Best Practice 2019

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF launched its annual award “European Best Practice”. 

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COVID update in Italy: curfew, red zones and compulsory masks

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF kindly asks pilgrims and walkers travelling along the route in Italy or preparing their travel to be informed about the latest government’s anti-COVID decrees:

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Via Francigena is sweeter than ever with Grom ice cream!

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) signed a collaboration agreement with Grom, a renowned ice cream producer which won hearts of thousands of gourmands all over the world.

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EAVF General Assembly: Zoom conference on 23 October 2020

The EAVF General Assembly, originally scheduled to take place in Pontremoli on 23 October, will be held exclusively online

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Via Francigena stages in Vercelli - Pavia are repaired

The stages in the area of Vercelli and Pavia between Vercelli and Robbio suffered major damage following the floods of the past few weeks. Now, the two sections have been repaired and can be walked through again, thanks to the valuable work of volunteers.

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Via Francigena in the South - Finalist of a prestigious cultural award

The extension of the Via Francigena in the South has been selected to compete for an award “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2020” in the category Maritime, Coastal and Aquatic Heritage.

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Via Francigena – finalist of the Cultural Brands Award 2020

Via Francigena is a finalist of the Cultural Brands Award 2020 in a category European Cultural Tourism Region of the Year 2020.

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EAVF supports the initiative "Open Monasteries in Emilia-Romagna"

A unique opportunity to visit churches, abbeys and places of faith along the paths and pilgrimage routes on 17 and 18 October in the framework of the initiative "Open Monasteries in Emilia-Romagna".

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Via Francigena OSCARS for best practices along the route: Pontremoli 23 October 2020

Via Francigena Oscars for 2019 best practices along the route will be handed to member municipalities and friends’ associations on 23 October in Pontremoli, during the EAVF General Assembly. This symbolic recognition distinguishes EAVF partners for organisation of events and re-enactments, festivals, route maintenance, animation and safeguarding heritage along the route.

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4th Edition of the Walking Ultramarathon Francigena in Siena

Trekking and Nordic walking event on the ancient Sigeric route will take place on 10 and 11 October starting in Piazza del Campo.

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ERASMUS + international mobility for the Via Francigena youth

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) presented its second consecutive Erasmus + transnational mobility project "FORREs.T. 2.0 - FOsteR an euRopEan identity through the Trainees mobility" on 5 October 2020 in the Palazzo Farnese in Piacenza.

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The Francigena variant Parma - Collecchio - Fornovo Di Taro

Municipalities of Parma, Collecchio and Fornovo di Taro, in collaboration with the Management Body for Parks and Western Emilia Biodiversity, developed a variant to the modern Via Francigena that reconnects Parma and Collecchio. The project was presented on 22 September 2020.

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