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.Read More
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.
"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!Read More
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.Read More
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!’Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More