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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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Via Francigena, entrusted funds to develop free accommodation

FLORENCE – A regional contribution of 50,000 euros has been put towards the development of free, or so-called 'povera' or poor, accommodation, along the Tuscan Via Francigena.

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30th anniversary of Santiago de Compostela Route: European Cultural Route

On 30 September 2017, the Jacobee Associations of the French Regions of Burgundy, Franche-Comté and Lorraine, with the support of the Association of the Paths of Saint James of Compostela on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the recognition of the route of Santiago de Compostela as a European Cultural Route., organised a meeting in Notre-Dame de Mont-Roland Sanctuary, located along the route.

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DigitaLife and the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Vie Francigene is the partner of DigitaLife, a project for a collective film which will tell the story of the changes which have occured in the last twenty years from a perspective aimed towards the future.  The venture will be realised mainly thanks to the videos sent in by members of the public.

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The recovered Cathedral: the route revealed by its sacred sculptures.

The restoration of the splendid antelamic face of the Cathedral of Fidenza has now finished.  The statues and the low reliefs, sculpted during the XII and XIII centuries are brought to light once more, directing pilgrims on the Via Francigena who, after months of strenuous work, can find themselves before a jewel of the historical route.   

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I LOVE FRANCIGENA: PILGRIMS COMMITTED TO THE ROUTE

"A pilgrim has many rights and as many responsibilities". We have seen today in a concrete action, when a group of twenty people slowly travelled along the Via Francigena from Santa Cristina to Orio Litta and continued towards Piacenza, on 10 and 11 June 2017 committed to an engaging project: "I Love Francigena". The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and Itineraria organised this project: a travel event to raise awareness among route enthusiasts in cleaning the route and maintaining the signage. The twenty pilgrims, led by the representatives of the two associations and armed with gloves and bags, walked along the European Cultural Route, becoming users and at the same time its protectors. Walking along the two stages in Lombardy, a prelude before entering the Emilia region, you slowly approach the Po river, always visible from the top of the embankment, which flows lazily along the Po Valley. The path offers a panoramic view of the Po valley landscapes that never stops: the farmhouses and the various colours of the cultivated fields follow one another and alternate in a fascinating polychromy that accompanies the pilgrim along his journey. Walking these stage you see hostels, welcoming travellers with friendship and hospitality, and pilgrims, travelling alone or in couples, who share their experiences and create bonds between people. The two days hike had a great success and excellent results. The second edition is already scheduled for 24 and 25 June 2017, which has the same objectives. Read more about the event here. Luca Faravelli View the video of this event!

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Trenitalia – EAVF: The Via Francigena by train. A sustainable mobility project.

Rome, 9th June 2017 – The consolidation of the collaboration of Trenitalia with the European Association of the Vie Francigene occurred for the integration of the railway and the route, from the Aosta Valley to Rome on foot or by bike.

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Of Churches, Trails and Bell-ringers. The Passo della Cisa on the Via Francigena

Three days and three demanding legs: from Fornovo to Pontremoli, passing through CassioBerceto and the fateful Passo della Cisa. Rucksacks on shoulders and camera in hand, with a great will to walk and discover.  

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I Love Francigena

Three weekend walks in June – free and open to all – on the Lombard tract of the Via Francigena. The aim is to work together towards the cleaning and maintenance of the great Italian itinerary.

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Call for Papers "Romei and Francigeni. The Sources for an European Pilgrimage History”

Almatourism and the European Association of the Vie Francigene will publish a special issue devoted to the documentary sources relevant to the so called Romee Routes

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GREAT SUCCESS OF THE 1ST LAKE BOLSENA MARATHON AND OF THE “PILGRIM’S REST”

At the arrival of the Lake Bolsena marathon, the Pilgrim’s Rest was inaugurated at the presence of the Assessor for Culture of Montefiascone Fabio Notazio, of the Vice president of the Municipal Council Rita Chiatti, of the President of the network Villaggio della Tuscia Luigi De Simone and of the executive director of Historia Publisher Elisabetta Ferrari.

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The Via Francigena in Switzerland

The Via Francigena in Switzerland

The Via Francigena: On the Road with Sigeric in Switzerland

So many pearls that keep together this beautiful necklace made of a dense network of people and villages. And there's so much passion! And then the communication afterwards!’

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FRANCIGENA, CHILDREN WALKING

On the 20th and 21st April, 100 students of the elementary schools of Ronchi and Bagaglione completed  the school project “Shall we go for a walk? The Via Francigena: a walk, a road, a territory”

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Via Francigena in Switzerland

Via Francigena in Switzerland

20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALPINE SEGMENT OF THE VIA FRANCIGENA

The alpine segment of the Via Francigena has been partially built and open to pilgrims 20 years ago. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the “Compagnons” of the Via Francigena organised a commemorative festival on the 2nd September 2017, at the Great St. Bernard hill.

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From Liddes to Bourg-Saint-Pierre. On the Via Francigena at the foot of the Great St. Bernard

The ‘Samedi de Quasimodo’ or in other words, the Saturday of Quasimodo, has by now become celebrated in the Canton of Valais and likewise in the Aosta Valley, despite being beyond the Alps. It is a day dedicated to the Via Francigena which takes place on the 22nd April.

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ONE WAY. ONE STEP AFTER THE OTHER.

I walked for four days along the Via Francigena, in the segment from Bolsena to Capranica (in the area of Viterbo). I was together with 18 other people. Old and new acquaintances, united by the will to share a starting point, a journey and a destination.

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BOOM ON SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR THE VIA FRANCIGENA OF SIENA

The Francigena, the road that connects Canterbury with Rome in an about 1800 km path, is very appreciated on social networks in its Siena section.

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DISCOVERING THE VIA FRANCIGENA WITH TRENITALIA

Discovering the Via Francigena integrating the travel by foot and bike with the train, thanks to specific favoured rates on the Trenitalia regional transports.

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