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ALONG THE FOOTSTEPS OF EVLIYA ÇELEBI AND SAINT PAUL. WALKING BETWEEN HISTORY AND NATURE IN TURKEY.

“To understand a territory with an ancient identity and deep culture as Turkey is easier if you walk along its roads, meet its inhabitants and let yourself be charmed by the colours that adorn this land”. The tale of Luca Favarelli.

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XX anniversary

XX anniversary

RECORDS OF THE CONVENTION “VIA FRANCIGENA, VIA OF PEACE”

The records of the convention “Via Francigena, Via of Peace”, held in Fidenza and Piacenza on 28th and 29th April 2016 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of activity of the European Association of the Vie Francigene, have been published.

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My pilgrimage through Europe - from Oslo to Rome, by Öivind Östang

My pilgrimage through Europe - from Oslo to Rome, by Öivind Östang

My pilgrimage through Europe - from Oslo to Rome

After having walked as a pilgrim along the Saint Olav Way from Oslo north to Nidaros (Trondheim) in 2005, I was asked what next – Santiago de Compostella? My answer was that to me, Rome is a more important goal.

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Along the Via Francigena

Along the Via Francigena

Walking on the via Francigena. Analysis and consideration

The European Association of the Vie Francigene provides data on the profile of the walker, the pilgrim and the excursionist who travels on the European route

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Betwixt and Between: Convergences between tourist and pilgrim experiences on the Via Francigena in Rome and Lazio

Linsen Lu Pilgrim Settembrini is a recent Master of Arts degree graduate of Sustainable Cultural Heritage at the American University of Rome.

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FRANCIGENA, THE PROCEDURE FOR THE CANDIDACY TO UNESCO HUMAN HERITAGE HAS STARTED

FLORENCE – Today, Friday 10th February, started the procedure to nominate the Italian Via Francigena to the World Heritage List with the commitment of the Regions.

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<a href="/viafrancigena/" style="text-decoration: none;">Welcome to the Via Francigena</a>

<a href="/viafrancigena/" style="text-decoration: none;">Welcome to the Via Francigena</a>

2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nations (UN) has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This decision comes fifty years after the celebration of the International Tourist Year on Tourism- Passport to Peace (1967) and fifteen years since the International Year of Ecotourism (2002).  

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The new official website of the Via Francigena

The new website dedicated to the Via Francigena is now available at the address www.viefrancigene.org, with a brand new layout and new technological functions at the service of walkers or cyclists.

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The Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome. Our Last Day in Rome. By Carol Neville

On 16th October last year, we found ourselves part of a crowd of around 80 000 people in St Peter’s Basilica Square, Rome.

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Antonio Tajani and Massimo Tedeschi during the European Tourism Day 2010

Antonio Tajani and Massimo Tedeschi during the European Tourism Day 2010

Antonio Tajani, new President of the European Parliament: great supporter of the Via Francigena

Antonio Tajani, new President of the European Parliament elected last 17 January in Brussels, is a supporter of the Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes.

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Via Francigena and promotion of the territory

The European Association Francigena Ways has launched the call regarding the production and promotion of official EAVF products.

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A letter from the President to EAVF’s members

2016 ends successfully for the Via Francigena, with the achievement of a lot of outcomes and objectives aimed to increase the usability of the path, the reception and the signage. 2017 is looking to be full of initiatives and new projects aimed to enhance the European itinerary. Here is the letter from EAVF’s President Massimo Tedeschi, addressed to the members at the beginning of the year.

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<a href="/viafrancigena/" style="text-decoration: none;">Welcome to the Via Francigena</a>

<a href="/viafrancigena/" style="text-decoration: none;">Welcome to the Via Francigena</a>

Survey on the Via Francigena

The EAVF lanches the Survey on the Via Francigena. The results will be presented in Monteriggioni on 28 January during the annual Forum on the Via Francigena.

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New French municipalities adhere to EAVF

Three new municipalities adhered to the European network of EAVF. Since September Ornans, Bouconville-Vauclair and Ville Sous la Ferté joined the European Association of the Vie Francigene.

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Cyclist off guard. Bike journey towards Rome

The fun and brilliant travel journey of the cyclist Antonio Rodà. A beautiful experience on two wheels from Assisi towards Rome, the final destination.

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Guidance on European common path and accommodation standards on the Via Francigena – Cultural route of the Council of Europe

This Guidance sets out the shared and common quality standard which are essential to guarantee safety and access throughout the whole route. This Guidance provides guidelines for planning and implementing the route, for its maintenance-related activities, its signposting and the organization of the accommodation along the route.

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Europe to Turkey on Foot

Turkey’s Culture Routes Society (CRS) is an NGO, which was established in 2012 in order to develop, maintain and promote culture routes and use them as a stimulus for rural development.

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Vilnius

Vilnius

VI Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

The VI Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, titled "Expanding the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: challenges and opportunities" will take place in Vilnius (Lithuania) the next 26-27 October.

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Mary, Cisa Pass

Mary, Cisa Pass

69-year-old walking Canterbury to Rome

Mary Kirk, a 69-year-old woman from Suffolk England, is currently walking ‘phase two’ of her pilgrimage Canterbury to Rome.  Mary is an inspiration in determination as she returns to the Francigena after having had to stop in Vercelli due to a knee injury in the spring of this year. 

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New accessibility in the Cathedral of Fidenza: the Via Francigena for all

The route of the Via Francigena crossing Europe from Canterbury to Rome, has several stages that have particular artistic, cultural and religious value: Fidenza is one of these places, enhanced by the presence of its Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum.

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