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The Via Francigena from the Monti Dauni to Brindisi

In July the European Association of the Vie Francigene, in collaboration with local operators and experts, realised a very important task, to verify and monitor the route of the Via Francigena in the south in Puglia, on the tract from Monti Dauni to Brindisi

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The colours of France. The palette of the Via Francigena

The narration of Luca Faravelli on his walking experience along the Via Francigena in France, in the Franche-Comté region.  A personal experience as well as one of work, at the service of the European Association of the Vie Francigene to support the development of the European route. 

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The Via Francigena in France: developments in Bourgogne Franche-Comté

The European Association of the Vie Francigene working on the French front for the development of the Via Francigena.  After fruitful work in Switzerland, important projects are now being implemented in France, in the region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté.

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“Adesso pedala” by bike on the Francigena to help Norcia

Four bikes and one objective for the “Adesso pedala” fundraising project.

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Signage, maintenance and security along the Lombard tract

The European Association of the Vie Francigene is working hard in the second phase of work finalised to improve the accessibility of the Lombard tract from Palestro to Pavia. The project is being realised in collaboration with the region of Lombardy to enhance and raise awareness of the walk.  

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On the way with the EAVF from Canterbury to Champlitte

Martine Gautheron, recently nominated as Vice-president of the European Association of the Vie Francigene, will walk 600 km along the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome, the town in which she lives.

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Walking along the coast of Salento, from Otranto to Leuca

A walk surrounded by the beauty and colours of the Salento coast from Otranto to Leuca, in the South of Italy.  The Puglian land of ancient tracts, a bridge of intercultural dialogue on the Mediterranean.  

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Cultural routes at the centre of European politics for territorial development

In June the report of the theme of "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations" (2016/2240(INI)) was presented to the European Parliament of Strasburg.  The cultural routes of the Council of Europe are suggested as a model for the development of territories.

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The Via Francigena at the opening conference of the “Green Pilgrimage” project, in Canterbury

On 16th May the opening conference of the  Interreg Europe Programme-funded Green Pilgrimage project was held in Canterbury, UK. For the next five years this project  will be supporting European regional policies in capitalizing the positive impact as well as further exploiting the the inexplored potential od pilgrimage cultural routes in Europe for the cultural and natural heritage safeguard and promotion. Indeed, according to United Nations’s data every year 330 millions of people go to pilgrimage toward religious destinations in the world.

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The Via Francigena Interregional committee convenes on the cycle itinerary and on route accessibility

The European Committee for technical interregional coordination of the Via Francigena (ECTIC) convened in Rome on 11 May on the biking route and on accessible infrastructure and services for all. Both of them are very relevant themes within nowadays tourist market and which are also in line with the Council of Europe values for an inclusive and sustainable cultural route.

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Variante Cimina of the Via Francigena: Competition for water distributor and information totem

The competition for architecture and engineering students for under 35's is a go, for the design of an information totem and a water distributor.

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Via Francigena - Slow Tourism

Via Francigena - Slow Tourism

Via Francigena: good practices for territorial development

The continuous establishment of Slow Tourism, on foot, by bicycle and on horseback, has encouraged the proliferation of the European paths in the media and, therefore, touristic use, one being the Via Francigena.

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Agenzia del Demanio: the first national announcement of the Cammini e Percorsi project now online

The first announcement of the Valore Paese-Cammini e Percorsi project begins allocating 43 real estates to cooperative companies and associations established for the most part less than 40 years free of change for 9 years, as laid down by D.L. Turismo e Cultura (D.L. 31.5.2014, n. 83). 

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EAVF dedicated to the development of the Via Francigena in Switzerland

The European Association of the Vie Francigena is at the service of Switzerland to implement the development of the European route.  

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The Tuscan Francigena: 39 municipalities for a ‘homogeneous touristic product’

FLORENCE - completed today with the signing of the agreement between the 39 interested municipalities, the path towards the creation of the first uniform touristic product "Via Francigena Toscana"

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Walking news travels further when shared

FrancigenaNews begins its collaboration with the editors of the European Association of the Vie Francigene

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TWO NEW VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF THE VIE FRANCIGENE NOMINATED

President Tedeschi, informed during the last Executive Board meeting. The nomination of Martine Gautheron and Lucia Baracchini strengthens the commitment of the Via Francigena in France and confirms the role of the Tuscan region.

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Ciclovia Francigena questionnaire

A short questionnaire prepared by the student Nadim Hammami about the CicloVia Francigena in order to better know the current state of the route one year after this project was launched.

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Competition announcement "A love of hiking"

An announcement for the valuation of historical-cultural routes reserved for municipalities and associations for the development of pilgrim routes.  The project was proposed by the Gruppo dei Dodici, with the support of the European Association of the Vie Francigena. 

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Now online the new regulations for the use of the EAVF institutional logo and trademark

The European Association of the Vie Francigene protects and promotes the official route of the Via Francigena, as certified in the Programme of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, as a touristic-emotional product and experience, a European model of excellent results and service.

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