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Homogenisation of the Via Francigena in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

2018 brings great news for "Romei" hikers along the Via Francigena in France.

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The Via Francigena and the International Tourism Exchange

The Via Francigena returns to the BIT, International Tourism Exchange, programmed the 11th to 13th February in Milan.

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La Via Francigena al Kilimangiaro

La Via Francigena al Kilimangiaro

The Via Francigena on TV with "Kilimanjaro"

The Via Francigena returns to the small screen. On Sunday 4th February, Rai 3 "Kilimangiaro" aired the first of two reports on Sigeric's ancient route which connects Canterbury to Rome.

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“Supporting Back to Campi on foot” along the Via Francigena

A walking weekend along the Via Francigena to support Campi di Norcia and the areas hit by the earthquake.

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The new official Via Francigena app is online

The new official Via Francigena app is now available online.

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Europe and Unesco, the Forum in Monteriggioni relaunches the Via Francigena

As the Via Francigena prepares to become a part of the Unesco heritage tentative list it receives a new-found strength in Monteriggioni, where on Saturday 27th January the fifth edition of the 'Comuni in Cammino' forum took place in the theme of "Europe and the Via Francigena: an intercultural dialogue". 

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Via Francigena, keeping updated with our newsletter

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Our Francigena, meeting in Lucca

After the meetings at Fucecchio, Pontremoli and Siena, "La nostra Francigena. Territori protagonisti del tempo delle scelte" (Our Francigena) will also take place in Lucca, in the Ducal Palace. 

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 Rivista 44

Rivista 44

Via Francigena, the new edition of the magazine

The V “Comuni in cammino” Forum will be the perfect opportunity for the presentation of the 44th edition of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" magazine.

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Slow happy hour 2018

Slow happy hour 2018

Slow Happy Hour, aperitifs dedicated to cultural routes

Our dates with slow travel return: from the 25th January 2018 the Gogol' Hostel in Milan will dedicate one evening per month to a "Slow Happy Hour", a 4 series event dedicated to the great routes.

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Via Francigena, a year of walking marathons

2018 will be the banner year for marathons along the Italian Via Francigena. Between a strengthened format and some developments, Sigeric's ancient route will welcome thousands of hikers ready to traverse some of the most evocative legs of the route.

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Ebtrance of the Via Francigena in Tuscany

Ebtrance of the Via Francigena in Tuscany

Via Francigena, challenges and projects for the European route

2017 was a year full of important milestones for the Via Francigena. The Cultural route of the council of Europe continues to grow and unite pilgrims headed to Rome, Santiago or Jerusalem. A walking route made up of concrete steps and actions which now looks towards Unesco. 

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Cammini e Percorsi project, the second phase has started

The second phase of the “Cammini E Percorsi project” has started. From the 4th of December 2017 until the 16th of April 2018 it is possible to participate in tenders for the concession/lease for valorization for the 16 properties owned by the Italian State, on line on the Agenzia del Demanio web site.

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A donation to the associations from the Francigena Tuscany Marathon

The Via Francigena is also a path of solidarity. The Association of Social Promotion Amici of the Via Francigena of Pietrasanta has indeed decided to donate the proceeds of the first edition of the Francigena Tuscany Marathon to three associations active in the area.

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Pilgrim hostel inaugurated in San Giovanni Rotondo

The growth of the Southern Francigena continues.  The pilgrim hostel was inaugurated with an info point on the 2nd December in San Giovanni Rotondo, Puglia. 

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European Francigena Marathon: Registration for the 6th edition opens the 10th January

2018 promises to be a year full of marathons on the Italian Via Francigena. From the 10th January 2018 you can register online for the sixth edition of the European Francigena Marathon scheduled for Sunday 27th May 2018.

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Ebtrance of the Via Francigena in Tuscany

Ebtrance of the Via Francigena in Tuscany

The Tuscan Francigena: numbers, routes and projects

The Francigena was introduced for the first time in 1994. The region of Tuscany has developed the enhancement of the stretch located in its area since 2004 and in the past years has continued develop this European cultural route.

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The Via Francigena by train

The combination of sustainable mobility and hiking is being strengthened along the Via Francigena.

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First call for tender of “Cammini e Percorsi” in Italy

The first competition for the Paese-Cammini e Percorsi project has been launched.  To assign 43 public properties in free granting for 9 years, to businesses, cooperatives and associations established under 40 years ago, as projected by the D.L. Turismo e Cultura (D.L. 31.5.2014, n. 83).

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Pilgrims on the Via Francigena

Pilgrims on the Via Francigena

Information on the Via Francigena route now available in Spanish!

Starting in November, the portal of the Vie Fancigene will include another language: Spanish! The legs, routes, accommodation and news useful for the journey are now available in Spanish, to share the information along the European Via Francigena with the "official language" of the Cammino de Santiago.

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