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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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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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