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The EAVF general assembly on its way to Canterbury

The general assembly of European Association of the Vie Francigene (EAVF) is on its way to Canterbury.  The medieval British town, km zero point of the Via Francigena, has been suggested as the location for the 2019 assembly.  A plan that bears witness to our amicable relationship with Canterbury and Kent, where in 900, archbishop Sigeric began his journey to Rome.   

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Canterbury, the kilometre zero point of the Via Francigena. A project uniting Europe

Canterbury is in. The beautiful medieval city, kilometre zero from the Via Francigena, becomes increasingly more involved in the ancient route of Sigeric.

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« The Via Francigena in France. My experience from Canterbury to Champlitte »

The pilgrimage of Martine Gautheron, vice-president of the European Association of the Vie Francigene, from Canterbury to her French town: Champlitte.  A journey which lasted almost a month and many kilometres, through the English countryside, French villages, and in sight of some of the most celebrated cathedrals of Europe.

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On the Road in Salento

The South Cultural Routes project aims to develop and coordinate work to promote pedestrian and cycle routes, from religious to historical routes, from Green Roads to cycle routes and, in general, to all types of slow mobility.

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Thermal Via Francigena_Meeting in Gambassi Terme

Thermal Via Francigena_Meeting in Gambassi Terme

The specification for the “Spa offer along the Via Francigena” has been launched, for the creation of a thermal bath touristic product along the ancient Via

The Via Francigena spa is an innovative project launched by the region of Tuscany in collaboration with the European Association of the Vie Francigene and the thermal spa communities along the route or within a range of 15km.

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Henning Bechmann on the Via Francigena: from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome in 20 days

Henning Bechmann, Danish sports expert and marathon, started his last personal business in June

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Great Success of the Francigena Ultramarathon

On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October, 700 trekkers put their best foot forward to take part in the Francigena Ultramarathon, the 4 routes along the Via Francigena between Tuscany and Lazio. 

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From Canterbury to Dover, Charity Walk on the Via Francigena

On 7 October, 2017 the second charity walk in aid of Save the Children took place on the Via Francigena UK (Canterbury to Dover).  The event raised £770 with gift aid for Save the Children, supporting their important work in providing essentials such as food and clothing, as well as education, for many vulnerable children across the world.

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"World Francigena Ultramarathon" 120 km along Sigeric’s ancient route

Everything is ready for the "World Francigena Ultra Marathon" in Siena: the first walker's marathon that touches the most beautiful villages of Tuscany and Lazio.  On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October starting in Siena, it will be a unique experience of 120km to discover the breath-taking views at a slow pace, white roads and trails along the Via Francigena.  

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Acquapendente to Montefiascone Marathon

On the road along the Via Francigena from Acquapendente to Montefiascone with the Australian pilgrim Carol Neville. A journey discovering the "camino" during the "Francigena Marathon" event.

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Invisible energies – Walking from Milan to Rome

"Invisible energies – Walking from Milan to Rome" is an exciting title that tells the story of a journey; a route undertaken and narrated by protagonists that wanted to retrace the Via Francigena starting at the Cathedral of Milan and arriving at St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

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7th Advisory Forum in Lucca

7th Advisory Forum in Lucca

30 years of Cultural Routes: Building dialogue development through European values and heritage

Strasbourg, 25.09.2017 – A Europe rich in history, heritage and values: the Council of Europe Cultural Routes’ Programme celebrates its 30th anniversary, on the occasion of the 7th Advisory Forum in Palazzo Ducale and Real Collegio in Lucca (Italy) on 27-29 September, with a special ceremony to highlight the relevance of Cultural Routes for the promotion of cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and sustainable tourism.

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Meeting UNESCO_Siena

Meeting UNESCO_Siena

The Italian regions of the Via Francigena meet for UNESCO candidacy

The meeting, coordinated by the region of Tuscany, took place the 23rd September during the Salone Mondiale del Turismo of the UNESCO cities and sites of Siena.   

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The final results of the Eurovelo 5-Via Romea Francigena project at Bike Brussels 2017 Fair

The final results of the Eurovelo 5 Via Romea Francigena project will be presented on the occasion of the Bike Brussels 2017 Fair, on 15th September

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Capannori

Capannori

Hostel on the Francigena, a competition for the management

  Published today, the 7th September, on the site of the municipality of Capannori the competition to choose the next manager of the Francigena hostel, the structure realised by the Menesini administration found in Via del Popolo, in the centre of Capannori.  

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‘Compagnons de la Via Francigena’ 20 Year Celebration at Grand St-Bernard Hospice

On 2nd September the friends of the ‘Compagnons de la Via Francigena’ met at Grand St-Bernard Pass for a big celebration! It was 20 years ago that work began on the alpine segment connecting Martigny and Aosta.

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Conquering the Pass. 20 years of the Francigena on the Great St Bernard

This day on the Great St Bernard Pass, Saturday the 2nd September, was no ordinary day.  The “Compagnons” of the Via Francigena, after 20 years since the opening of the Pass to pilgrims, celebrated the anniversary with a particular event: the gathering of a Swiss and Italian delegation that, with walking boots and rucksack at the ready, climbed both sides of the mountain to meet at the peak.

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SienaFrancigena: walking along the Pilgrim’s path

Our autumnal appointment with #SienaFrancigena returns once more: travelling along the urban tract of the 'Via dei Pellegrini'.  The appointment to discover the places and stories of the city is planned for Sunday 3rd September and will proceed until the 15th October

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The preliminary analysis for UNESCO candidacy is a go

The technical group is working towards the preliminary analysis to identify the suitable and shared criteria for the insertion of the historical, cultural and environmental heritage along the Italian tract of the Via Francigena in the UNESCO Candidacy list.

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Competition launched by the region of Lazio to support art along walking routes

The region of Lazio has launched a new competition of 1,7 million for the support of valorisation systems for cultural heritage of spiritual walks, in the sphere of the "Arte sui cammini" project.

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