Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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3-year Strategic Plan of Sustainable Development of the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) presents the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan, developed together with the Executive Board, members and the staff of the Association.

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Via Francigena – a living route: collection of good practices along the itinerary

Currently the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) is focused on monitoring activities of the itinerary and is therefore collecting good practices along the route from Canterbury to Santa Maria di Leuca,

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Tuscany Quintessence, the Via Francigena on the Back of an E-Bike

Tuscany Quintessence is a Tour Operator created by Tuscan travel enthusiasts, specializing in tours with e-bikes, the pedal-assisted bicycle.

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EAVF exhibits at the 17th edition of the fair "Fa’ la cosa giusta!" in Milan

Again in 2020 the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) takes part in "Fa’ la cosa giusta!"  ("Do the right thing!"), a fair of responsible consumption and sustainable lifestyle, which takes place on 6 - 8 March 2020 in Milan, Italy.

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Genius Loci, Via Francigena and sustainable tourism

Genius Loci Travel is a tour operator active worldwide for over 20 years, specializing in travel on foot, by bicycle and in kayak, who has chosen to deal with tourism with a specific focus on sustainability.

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ERASMUS + project on the Via Francigena: the training experience of young people begins!

The headquarters of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways in Fidenza (Parma) welcomed and hosted a training meeting for the first group of eight young newly graduates

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VII Forum of the Via Francigena Municipalities starts in Monteriggioni: "Via Francigena. Work in Progress"

2020 opens with the traditional meeting in Monteriggioni, Italy - the annual Via Francigena Forum of the Municipalities along the route.  The 7th edition of the Forum is called "Via Francigena. Work in progress" and takes place on 1 February in the monumental complex of Abbadia Isola.

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Via Francigena and St Francis' Way: Always More Usable Thanks to State Financing

State funds have been allocated to Emilia-Romagna for implementation of 37 projects on territories of Piacenza, Parma, Rimini and Forlì-Cesena.

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Tour Operators along the Path: EAVF Partners’ Netwrok Grows

Walking or cycling along the Via Francigena, a few days or entire weeks, independently or with the support of professional guides, alone or in groups - each traveller follows his own inner rhythm.

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The Collaboration between the Municipality of Piacenza and EAVF is consolidated

The strategic collaboration between the Municipality of Piacenza and the European Association of the Via Francigena ways continues and consolidates.

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EAVF participates in the Via Eurasia Scientific Committee meeting

On 20 December 2019 the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to take part in the Scientific Committee of the Via Eurasia, which was organised by the Culture Routes Society under the hospices of the Boğaziçi University Tourism Administration and Research Centre.

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Maintenance Walks on the Via Francigena

After the holiday break, the maintenance walks of the Via Francigena resume. The group of volunteers of the Friends of the Via Francigena Association of Santhià in Piedmont, offers a rich calendar of excursions led by Marcello Vallese staring 22 January 2020.

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Via Francigena sustainable furniture competition “Francigena in Comune"

"Francigena in Comune" – a project of the urban regeneration strategy in 6 Municipalities along the historic paths in the Italian province of Piacenza - announces winners of the competition for the design of sustainable furniture for tourists and pilgrims.

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Via Francigena: the EAVF network is ever growing. Member’s package 2020 is available online

The network of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) is growing. 2019 ended with the accession of three Swiss municipalities from the Canton of Valais: Evionnaz, Martigny and Orsières. The Department of Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, France and the Municipality of San Severo, Apulia Region, Italy also joined the EAVF.

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The Via Francigena Towards the UNESCO Nomination: Opportunity for Lombardy Region

On 19 December 2019 in Milan took place a conference highlighting the results of the project "The Via Francigena in Lombardy. Towards the UNESCO nomination", organised by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and Lombardy region with the collaboration of the Province of Pavia and Lodi.

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“Vie Romee” - New Scientific Publication on the Via Francigena and the History of routes

An important scientific research on the Via Francigena has recently been released: a book called "Vie Romee. Dall’Altomedievale Via Francigena alla pluralità di percorsi romipeti del basso Medioevo

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#Retakefrancigena Presented the Re-design of the Route from Retta to Saint Peter in Rome

On December 15 in Piazza della Visione in the La Storta district of Rome, the #RetakeFrancigena project was presented to institutions and citizens. The project was created by the volunteers of the RetakeRoma groups already active in the renovation of common goods within their home neighbourhoods.

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Via Francigena, 3rd Edition of the Literary Award "Intanto Parto..Racconti e Parole in Cammino"

The literary prize dedicated to unpublished stories by authors, amateurs and professionals, telling the story of the journey along the Via Francigena and other routes, has come to its 3rd year.

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Via Francigena By Bike: Training and Rules for Cycling Tourism

On 12 December in Siena, at Palazzo Patrizi, was held a conference, organized by the City of Siena with the support of the Tuscany Region, Toscana Promozione Turistica and the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), entitled "The Via Francigena by bike. The economic opportunities of cycling in the territory of Siena".

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TV Show "COTTO E MANGIATO" Brings Via Francigena to TV

The Via Francigena is back screen. On 5 December 2019 on Italia 1, in the TV programme "Cotto e Mangiato" the section "Menù in bici" was dedicated to the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, focused on history, nature and eno-gastronomy.

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