Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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New hospitality project along the Via Francigena in Medesano, Parma!

A one-million euros project is focused on creation of a cultural center and a hostel along the Via Francigena in Medesano, Parma in northern Italy.

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EAVF General Assembly - Pontremoli, 23 October 2020

The EAVF General Assembly will take place on 23 October 2020 at 14:30 - 18:00, in Pontremoli, Tuscany in the convent of Santissima Annunziata.

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Analytical Map of the European route of the Via Francigena

Minimal graphics for a grandiose project: a map of the European route that binds, unites and enhances local authorities in four countries. Designed for the EAVF members, this analytical map demonstrates an international scope of the route at a glance.

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AEVF joins World Tourism Day 2020

The Cultural Route of the Via Francigena participates in the World Tourism Day 2020 by celebrating the rural communities along the route. The Via Francigena, medieval pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, attracts walkers and pilgrims with its diverse culture and natural beauty of ever-changing landscapes. 

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Via Francigena: nomination for a prestigious cultural award in Germany

Via Francigena has been nominated for a Cultural Brands Award 2020, a contest coordinated by Causales, a leading agency for cultural marketing and sponsorship in Germany.

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I Love Francigena - 17.10.2020

I Love Francigena - 17.10.2020

Walk with us! Take part in "I love Francigena" event on Saturday 17 October

Walking event "I love Francigena" will take place on 17 October 2020, joining the celebration of the World Tourism Day 2020

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Great success of the 2020 Via Francigena roadshow in France

After a great walking adventure along the Via Francigena in Switzerland, the EAVF team conducted a roadshow on the Via Francigena in France on 24 - 28 August 2020.

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I Love Francigena - 26.09.2020

I Love Francigena - 26.09.2020

Walk with us! Take part in "I love Francigena" event on Saturday 26 September

Walking event "I love Francigena" will take place on 26 September 2020, joining the celebration of the World Tourism Day 2020

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Beatrice, from Grand Saint Bernard Pass to Santa Maria di Leuca: a story of a wanderer

Beatrice Moricci is a Tuscan photographer who has used the time of Covid to take time for herself. She walked along the Via Francigena, traveling all over Italy from the summit of the Grand Saint Bernard Pass to the far south, Santa Maria di Leuca, 1800 km along the Via Francigena.

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Roadshow 2020: EAVF in France

Success of the first day of meetings along the Via Francigena in France!  We gathered together in Calais in the Museum of Lace and Fashion. 

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Via Francigena in the South: deviation on the Stage 3 in Velletri - Cori

Kindly note a route deviation on the stage Velleteri - Cori.

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Reopening of the Hostel in Berceto

Great news: pilgrims' hostel reopens its doors in Berceto, a symbolic place for the Via Francigena that until recently lacked hospitality.

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"Bike Riding with Parkinson For Italy" along the Via Francigena

Stefano Ghidotti, president and founder of the Association "Parkinson & Sport" and Simone Masotti met during an interview. Their beautiful friendship was born immediately: together they to realise their dream into a project - the first of three bike trips along the Via Francigena, starting 5 September for nine days and a total of 791 km.

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Success of the travel initiative along the Swiss Via Francigena

Luca Bruschi, EAVF director, and Elena Dubinina, International Relations advisor, travelled along the Swiss part of the route for 220 km from 26 July to 8 August 2020.

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EAVF supports "Colors of the Book" festival in Bagno Vignoni (Si)

Bagno Vignoni (Si), the spa center of the Val d’Orcia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, organises literary encounters on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September.

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The Association Friends of the Via Francigena Viterbo at the service of pilgrims

The EAVF is happy to disseminate a statement from the Association Friends of the Via Francigena Viterbo, expressing an availability of volunteers to assist pilgrims.

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"Free Wheel": the wheelchair journey by Pietro Scidurlo along the Via Francigena

"Free Wheel" is a cross media project and a web-doc platform, which tell you a story of Pietro Scidurlo, a man with limited abilities travelling along the Via Francigena by hand-bicycle.

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Cartoonist along the Via Francigena: a story of Valerio Barchi

It all started on 13 August, when Valerio started the Via Francigena from the Grand Saint Bernard Pass. He would walk and narrate about his journey in a comic book then.

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The EAVF team travels along the French Via Francigena

On 24 – 28 August the team of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) will be travelling from Calais to Besançon along the French Via Francigena on GR®145, the cultural route of the Council of Europe.

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New signage at the 100th km

In Montefiascone (Lazio) at the 100th km of the Via Francigena, new signs were placed, indicating direction to two pilgirms' hostels: the Convent of the Sisters of Divine Love and the Monastery of San Pietro delle Benedettine.

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