Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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Erasmus plus 2020 along the Via Francigena

For the second time in a row the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) is awarded with the Erasmus + funds which will enable training for 100 young Italian graduates in France, the United Kingdom and Spain.

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Via Francigena is featured as the best route example in the webinar for the Uzbekistan tourism sector

On 23 July 2020 the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participated as a main speaker in a webinar organised by the Tourism Development Institute of Uzbekistan. The webinar was focused on new tourism trends and thematic routes.

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EAVF Membership of French Regional and Department Hiking Committees

This year, we welcome new members to the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF. Regional Hiking Committee of Hauts-de-France, Pas-de-Calais and Somme, as well as Aisne Department Hiking Committee have adhered to the EAVF. The French hiking committees conduct very important territorial activities: trail development, waymarking, safety maintenance and trail animation, implemented by volunteers. In 2018 the EAVF signed a partnership agreement with the French Hiking Federation. The membership of the regional and departmental committees is one more step in network development of the Via Francigena in France. We warmly welcome new members and are looking forward to closely working together.

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Discovery of the Via Francigena In Haute-Saône by the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Regional Tourism Committee

Tuesday July 21, 2020 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Regional Tourism Committee conducted a field trip to the Haute-Saône department to learn more about the Via Francigena.  

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EAVF team walking trip along the Via Francigena in Switzerland

The team members of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF will travel along the Swiss section of the Via Francigena from 26 July till 8 August 2020.

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EAVF meets its members and stakeholders in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region of France

The team of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF conducted a series of meetings with members and stakeholders in Champlitte and Montfaucon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, on 9 and 10 July 2020.

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Pilgrims return to Cadeo after 900 years

A new project that enhances the territory and the ancient path in Cadeo has been launched. After nine centuries Cadeo welcomes pilgrims with a new hostel. The official opening of the Ospitale Ca’ Dei, the hostel dedicated to pilgrims traveling along the Via Francigena, took place on Sunday 19 July 2020.

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EAVF contributes to the final conference LINC Lombardia in Cammino

Final meeting of the project Lombardia in Cammino LINC (Lombardy on the way) takes place on 22 July at 11 am. LINC organizes this meeting to reflect together on the current situation and future strategies of safe walking tourism. The event will bring together routes’ associations and project partners, including the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF to exchange ideas and proposals.

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Romeo, 10 years old, travels on foot from Palermo to London along the Via Francigena

He left at dawn on Saturday 18 July and arrived in Viterbo in the morning, where we met him for a video interview. He is walking the Via Francigena together with his father to reach his grandmother in London and to raise awareness of migration and environment. It is Romeo’s Big Journey, who today made a stop in Italian Viterbo. The young pilgrim is challenged by a march of 2800 kilometres, supported by many messages of solidarity and hope.

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Webinair “Via Francigena in the South - European cultural route. A great opportunity for territorial development "

Meet us on Wednesday 22 July at 10.00 on Zoom! This event is part of the series of trainings, organised by the EAVF with a special focus on the insights of the Via Francigena world. The webinar on 22 July is reserved for municipalities and regions along the way.

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Pilgrims’ welcome restarts!

Travel along the Via Francigena restarts and many reception facilities reopen.

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New Via Francigena Poster!

Via Francigena watercolour poster with vintage drawings celebrates 3200 km of the European route!

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Traveling with 7 children along the Via Francigena: story of the De Camburg family

On 12 July a Breton family travelling from French Briançon arrived in Vercelli with their seven children: a team ranging from 8-month-old Maria up to 12-year-old Flavia, the eldest.

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The Via Francigena in Switzerland

The Via Francigena in Switzerland

The first guide of the Via Francigena in Switzerland

Writer Monica Nanetti, EAVF close friend, has recently announced her new Via Francigena guidebook for Switzerland on the Action Magazine website.

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Via Francigena among 20 routes of "Cammina Italia"

The Sienese part of the Via Francigena has been included in the publication "Cammina Italia" by Ediciclo. The book is available to public from July 2020.

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Via Francigena drafts strategic plan for the Mining Route of Santa Barbara

On July 7, 2020 an agreement was signed between the Foundation of the Mining Route of Santa Barbara, Francigena Service, operating branch of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF, and SL&A Turismo e Territorio to prepare a Strategic Plan of the Mining Route of Santa Barbara in Sardinia.

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#CycleToRecycle: Myra Stals arrives in Fidenza

Yesterday Myra Stals arrived to Fidenza, bringing her energy and enthusiasm of the #CycletoRecycle project.

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Via Francigena in the South competes for an award for Coastal Heritage development

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways submitted a candidacy of the route’s extension to Santa Maria di Leuca to the award “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2020”.

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#ARIANUOVA: the more we walk, the more trees we plant

“Psicoatleti ASD”, sports and walking association founded by a writer Enrico Brizzi, launches a new project called #Arianuova, which intersects with the Via Francigena.

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