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Mystery and Flames in Lucera

The title of the event gives notice of the union between history and art. The event is organised and represented by the public Theatre of Puglia and it foresees the depiction, with the combination of music and dance, of the holy and profane theme (according to current vision of the pain culture) of the theatre mysteries. These had a great circulation during the Middle Ages, and were the representation of the holy themes of Christianity for the popular and uneducated class, according to the so-called “Biblia pauperum”.

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5 things to do on the Dauni Mountains, Puglia

What to do in Puglia, five things to do on the Dauni Mountains, from renting a car to have dinner in a bibliocafé, to admire the boundless landscapes.

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My relationship with the backpack and the passion for walks. Soon I’ll leave again.

It is during July that my desire to leave, to get on the ‘way’ arrives.  The destination?  Almost always I decide in the spring, although the journey in my head begins much earlier.

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XX anniversary

XX anniversary

Call for paper Via Francigena

In order to celebrate the XV anniversary of the Association, the EAVF launches a new call for paper "Via Francigena" in  cooperation with the University "Cattolica del Sacro Cuore" of Milano.  The Via Francigena is playing an important role to support local development from diffrent point of views: social, cultural, sustainable, economic.

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The Via Francigena Regions meet in Brussels on 2016 activities

On 15 and 16 June the IXth European meeting among the Regions of the Via Francigena, cultural route of the Council of Europe, took place in Brussels, at the Emilia Romagna Region EU liaison office. 

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The Via Francigena behind the peak

The experience on the road of Massimo and Cristina, narrated in a brilliant and captivating way through their logbook. The experience started on the 2nd June.

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XX anniversary

Master for cultural entertainer of the European cultural itineraries

The most famous European cultural itineraries are: the Santiago de Compostela path, which passes through France and Spain, and the Via Francigena, which passes through the whole Europe. In addition to these there are other paths, such as the one of San Francesco, the one of San Benedetto, but also the ones that have been historically travelled by people for different reasons. The number tends to raise because there is an increasing demand for “slow walks”.

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Eurovelo 5 - kick-off Canterbury

Eurovelo 5 - kick-off Canterbury

Eurovelo 5 – Via Romea Francigena : in Canterbury the first meeting of the European project on the itinerary by bike

In the end of May the first partnership meeting of the European project Eurovelo 5 – Via Romea Francigena, took place in Canterbury gathering eleven partners from five different European countries and focused on the development of the Via Romea Francigena by bike.

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The Year of the Via Francigena

The Via Francigena is currently the focus of international attention, as demonstrated by the number of pilgrims (especially recently) that have set out from Canterbury to Rome, some continuing to the south of Italy to Jerusalem. They come from North and South America, Asia and Europe, and many have already traveled the paths to Santiago several times.

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Guida Fondi Europi Turismo EC

Guida Fondi Europi Turismo EC

Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020)

The updated version of the Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020) published by the European Commission.

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XX anniversary

Via Francigena confirmed as "Cultural Route of Council of Europe"

Via Francigena has been confirmed as Cultural Route of Council of Europe and the EAVF has confirmed as "leader of network".

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San Gimignano inaugurates the ‘Pilgrim Village’ along the Via Francigena

A service long-awaited by all pilgrims and which completes San Gimignano’s plans for the Via Francigena just in time for the presentation of Sigeric’s Way for the candidacy of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In recent weeks, maintenance and safety of the Francigena has been carried out in the area thanks to the contributions of the Province of Siena and the Tuscany Region

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Recovering skills - the study of monuments and the promotion of the Via Francigena

This weekend a workshop on the art of stone working, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and pending confirmation of university credit for students, will begin in Cassio di Terenzo.  The architect Del Lesto (Manifattura Urbana) stated:  "We are challenging young people to open their minds to the future." President Tedeschi (AEVF): "MU understands the values ​​of Culture and Heritage".

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A task force of volunteers on the Via Francigena

The course "Accommodation/Support on the Via Francigena", organized by the two municipal administrations of Pont Saint Martin and Donnas, and led by Laura Decanale, Teresa Charles and architect Silvia Stroppa, has now finished.

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XX anniversary

XX anniversary

Europe Day - celebration of the European Routes

"The Via Francigena, Way of Peace" is the title of an international forum, organized by the European Association of the Vie Francigene, to celebrate 15 years since its founding. On Europe Day, 9 May, AEVF wanted to remember the importance of the Way that unites the people of Europe, from the north to the Mediterranean.

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The Cathedral of Canterbury © Tony Page

The Cathedral of Canterbury © Tony Page

Charity walk on the Via Francigena UK, 16 April, 2016

The first annual charity walk on the UK section of the VF, Canterbury to Dover, held on 16 April, was a great success.  The event was organised by Julia Peters, Canterbury Representative of the CPR, and Martina Gannon, who had walked with Julia for the last 100 KM of the VF to Rome in 2015.  44 individuals walked the full 20 miles, raising £2,100 for the charity Save the Children. 

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Working session at the European Institute of Cultural Routes for the Via Francigena Ways

Two important meetings took place on Friday 18 March at the European Institute of Cultural Route (EICR) in Luxembourg. This working sessions were focused on the extension of the certification of the Via Francigena in the South and the cooperation between European Francigena and Romea Ways.

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Partner from Turkey experiencing the Via Francigena

  The European Association of the Via Francigena and the network of Turkey’s cultural routes gathered within "Turkey's Culture Routes Society" are getting to the heart of the project “From Europe to Turkey on Foot”, co-funded by the European Program “Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey IV–Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments”.

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Public consultation to finalize the manual on Europen Common path standards for the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Via Francigena is launching a public consultation open to all public and private organizations as well as experts involved in the enhancement of the Via Francigena in England, Switzerland, France and Italy, in order to collect remarks and eventual suggestions on quality standards along the Via.

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The digital representation of the cultural heritage along the Francigena: a case study by the University of Lille

In recent years, new forms of representation of cultural heritage have spread due to the use of digital technology. Even pilgrims on the Via Francigena, thanks to their smartphones and tablets, share their walking experiences day after day on social media sites and populate their Facebook account, Instagram or Twitter with photos, videos or with comments.

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