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Via Francigena, a pilgrim hostel in San Germano Vercellese

A new hostel will open along the Via Francigena. On Sunday 8th April at 11:30am, the new pilgrim hostel of the Via Francigena in San Germano Vercellese will be inaugurated.

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Mediterraid Cammina and the Via Francigena

Many associations surrounding it animate The Via FrancigenaMediterraid Cammina proposes free hikes and a help service along the Lazio tract of Sigeric's route, as well as other paths. 

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The new walking season in Puglia, interview with Angelofabio Attolico

The new walking season in Puglia is the fruit of teamwork. From Gargano to Salento, ancient trails and tracts are in the process of being enhanced thanks to the integrated works of Regione Puglia, associations and territories.

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SantiaGoToRome, the collection of funds has begun

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people hike along the Camino de Santiago following the yellow arrows, which indicate the way to Compostela. However, those who want to walk in the other direction find it difficult with no signposts. 

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Walking the talk: the value of human rights on the Camino de Santiago

Tourism as an instrument for mutual understanding and sustainable development is at the centre of the international university project “The Value of Human Rights on the Camino de Santiago: Harnessing the Power of Tourism to Promote Cross-Cultural Dialogue and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

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Piacenza: a Cross Road for the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April, the managers of over twenty cultural routes will meet in Piacenza, at the headquarters of the Politecnico.

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Raphaël, ex Swiss guard on the road for children with cancer

Hiking the Via Francigena for children with cancer: the pilgrimage of Raphaël Farquet, ex Swiss Guard who is traversing the Italian tract of Sigeric's route. 

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The Via Francigena app is a success!

Pilgrims and tourists love the Via Francigena app. The application, realised by the European Association of the Vie Francigene (EAVF) and developed by ItinerAria Srl, has already exceeded 5,000 downloads.

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The Via Francigena goes to Krakow

The next 12th March, the assessor of Tourism of the municipality of Siena, Sonia Pallai, will go to the Istituti Italiano di Cultura in Krakow for the "Notte Italiana". There she will present the City of the Palio and the Via Francigena through videos created for EnjoySiena and the main activities and events linked to the Francigena, beginning with Santa Maria della Scala. 

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The official Via Francigena guide available in digital format

Terre di mezzo and the European Association of the Vie Francigene present the digital edition of the official guide, available at the app store and the play store in the free “I Percorsi di Terre di mezzo” app.

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Vie Francigene in the South, the allure of Salento

The Via Francigena routes in the South are ancient pilgrim routes. Charming routes which connected Rome to the ports of Puglia immersed in history from Roman bases, ancient trails and Christian sanctuaries. 

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Architects on the road, competition for a “circular hostel”

Architecture meets the world of walking. From the 28th February, the announcement for the “Premio Raffaele Sirica - La via degli Architetti” will be online, which foresees ideas and plans for the theme of historical, cultural and spiritual walks. 

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Francigena routes in the South, results of the South Cultural Routes project

The past 20th of February, at the Officine Cantelmo in Lecce, the results of the South Cultural Routes project were presented, with the valorisation of the Salento tract of the Via Francigena in the South.

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The Tuscan Francigena, the first homogeneous touristic product

The 'Tuscan Via Francigena' will be the first homogeneous touristic product launched since the regional law came into force.

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The Via Francigena speaks German, the official site is now available in a new language

The Via Francigena is a route which attracts pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. For this reason, the portal of the European Association of the Vie Francigene, has become even more international.

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The new Via Francigena app and the #Winning Ideas Outdoor Awards

The official app of the Via Francigena has been selected for the #Winning Ideas Outdoor Awards of the new Fiera Outdoor Expo planned from the 2nd to the 4th March at the Bologna fair.

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Our Francigena, comparison of the leading areas

In Florence on the 23rd February, the final "La nostra Francigena", or "Our Francigena", conference will take place. 

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The EAVF and Walden Viaggi on foot, the collaboration continues

Travelling on foot is the new face of tourism. More and more people decide to experience walking at a slow pace, to be in contact with nature and culture.

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 Rivista 44

Rivista 44

The Via Francigena, the new edition of the magazine about the European route

The 44th edition of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes” is online.

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Walking along the Via Francigena with Walden Viaggi

The group weekends and trips with "Walden Viaggi on foot" have begun again, in the footsteps of Sigeric, accompanied by professional guides, to discover one of the most important pilgrim routes of western Christianity.

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