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The Routes4u Project

Routes4U is the name chosen for an important project promoted by the European Commission (DG Regio) and the European Institute for Cultural Routes (EICR).

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European Festival of the Via Francigena and Routes, a Theme of Femininity and Invite to Participate

The ninth edition of "European Festival of Via Francigena and Routes - Collective Project 2019". The project proposes a rich day of initiatives to promote and enhance territories crossed by paths and cultural routes of the Council of Europe.

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"Gargano DOC - Documentary school on Paths and Cultural Routes" project presented

 During the territorial meeting for Puglia Nord of the "Committee for Paths and Cultural Routes" in Monte Sant'Angelo on Wednesday morning, the activities and 2019 "Gargano DOC - Documentary school on Paths and Cultural Routes" project were presented. 

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Andrea Devicenzi's Journey Continues, his Fourth stage from Montale to Berceto

Step by step, Andrea Devicenzi, the Paralympic athlete, is travelling the 1,000km from the Great St Bernard Pass in Valle d'Aosta to St Peter's in Rome. With his leg, two crutches, and sponsors, Parmovo, BMW, Quixa and Dama Abbigliamento.

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Via Eurasia: Route of the routes. Kick off meeting

The kick-off meeting of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ aiming to certify the Via Eurasia as a Council of Europe Cultural Route took place on 16 – 18 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Via Francigena, the EAVF in Besançon for General Assembly

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways returns to France for its General Assembly. After Champlitte in 2018, the EAVF associates return to France in Besançon (Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) on 14th June, EAVF municipal member and rest-stop of the route.

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I Love Cammini Emilia Romagna, Twelve Walks to Discover the Territory

Twelve easy and free walks to discover the territory, accompanied by AIGAE guides (Associazione italiana guide escursionistiche). "I Love Cammini Emilia-Romagna" will debut on 15th June, the slow-paced excursion calendar, to experience historical routes of Emilia Romagna from Piacenza to Rimini.

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Council of Europe Cultural Routes Training Academy

Every June the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways participates in the annual Council of Europe Training Academy for the Cultural Routes to share its best practices and know-how with cultural routes managers and learn new tendencies in cultural management and sustainable tourism.

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Interactive Signage in Palestro

Palestro, Francigena rest-stop in the province of Pavia, has new interactive touristic signage. The small hamlet, associate association of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways, installed information signs near its monuments as part of the QR Tour project.

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Study visit in the framework of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’

On 27 May – 1 June 2019 the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways is conducing a study visit to the Apulia region in the framework of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ which aims on developing a new cultural route Via Eurasia.

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Project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’

On April 1 2019 the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways engaged in an ambitious project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ which aims to develop a walking route connecting Europe and Asia – Via Eurasia.

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Step by step, discovering the Via Francigena

"Step by step" returns this year to take participants on a discovery of the Piacenza territory of the Via Francigena.

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The Via Francigena at the Fidenza Decathlon

The bad weather didn't stop this promotional event of the Via Francigena.

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Jack Jaselli and his walking tour, a special stop at Villa Serena

A special stop for Jack Jaselli and the 'Willy The Whale' production troupe for the "Torno a casa a piedi tour" along the Francigena. Last Friday, the singer made a stop at Villa Serena in Montefiascone, province of Viterbo.

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Intanto parto, "L'albero della Grande Strada Bianca" by Ludovica Zenti wins in Pontremoli

The prize for the “under 25” section of “Intanto parto. Racconti e parole in cammino", the literary competition to narrate journeys along the Via Francigena and other routes.

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"Intanto parto" awards youngsters in Pontremoli

"The young are happy, because they have the ability to see beauty" - wrote Franz Kafka - the same beauty that, with their stories, encourages us to take part with the pilgrims of the new millennium.

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First bike-grill opens in Val di Susa along the Via Francigena

The "Bike-Grill San Michele" project has been launched in Chiusa San Michele at the foot of the abbey on the Via Francigena.

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Reims, new signage for the "Via Francigena GR145"

From the end of April, hikers will find new signage in the Reims area.

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Via Francigena, Cultural Routes and the Future of Europe, EAVF invite

On the occasion of the European Elections of 26th May, the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) sent an invite to all the representatives of the North-East regions of Italy to meet in Fidenza to discuss the Via Francigena and the cultural routes of Europe.

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Your Francigena in the Lands of Siena

The training route for tourism operators dedicated to the enhancement of the Francigena opened on 7th May.

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