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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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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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An Education on the Via Francigena for the international Press

The Via Francigena is at the centre of an educational experience presented to eleven journalists of international standing and involving the city of Siena.

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All roads lead to Rome

"All roads lead to Rome. One hundred kilometres from the centre of Christianity" is a project which will take place from 4-9 October, 2016.

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Walking the Via Francigena to fight addictions

Special pilgrims arrived yesterday in Siena. The Association "Rete passaggio chiave"  (Network key step) deals with the treatment of addictions, and one of the ways in which they do this is through walkig, the mountain therapy.  This time they chose the Via Francigena for their therapy.

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EAVF in Thessaloniki: meeting on the Via Egnatia on 13 and 14 September

On 13 and 14 September the second partnership meeting of the project “From Europe to Turkey on Foot (Preparation of a European cultural route between Europe and Turkey)” will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece).

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The Vie Francigene in Puglia, from vision to opportunity for a sustainable territorial development

The Vie Francigene in Puglia, from vision to opportunity for a sustainable territorial development” is the title of the dissertation discussed by Alessandro Caterino in the month of July, at the University of Bologna. The dissertation is focused on the Via Francigena in Puglia and on the governance of the project: an example of good practice, which sees the Puglia, through the Via Francigena, at the centre of an international project, tied to the sustainable territorial development.

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The agreement between EAVF and Champlitte has been signed

Champlitte adheres to the European Association of the Vie Francigene. In 2012, during the people’s walk “Pas à Pas”, the Via Francigena became very well known in this region of the Haute-Saone, in Franche-Comté.

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30 years of friendship French & Mexican in Champlitte

Since November 21st, 1986, the department of the Haute-Saône, Champlitte in France and the municipality of San Rafael in Mexico are coupled. Both cultures have strong links, since the departure first inhabitants of Champlitte towards Mexico in 1833. It is around this real human adventure based on the exchange that is going to be celebrated all year round this anniversary. The events included : exhibition, colloquium, concerts, literary meetings.

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Rest stop for pilgrims near San Minato

A resting point for pilgrims traveling through San Miniato on the Via Francigena.  Just as the Maltini husband and wife had thought, their initiative to provide a small bench on the via Parini street in San Miniato Basso, has, over time, become increasingly more welcoming.  

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New pilgrim services at Centro San Lorenzo in Rome

As of 20 June, 2016 the Ad Limina Petri, located at 24 Via Pfeiffer, at the Centro San Lorenzo in Rome, began offering reception services to pilgrims.

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