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Survey on Italian Via Francigena tourism

In order to present the final results in Monteriggioni in October during the event focused on the Via Francigena, the Study Department of Touring Club of Italy in cooperation with the European Association Francugena Ways is carrying out a survey to monitor tourist flows on Italian Via Francigena.

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"Radio Francigena" is a multimedia project ispired by the Via Francigena

"Radio Francigena" is a multimedia project presented in three languages (English, French and Italian) inspired by the Via Francigena as a melting pot of culture, history, traditions and tourism, that will develop an indestructible heritage of a Europe that has always been united and bound to universal, Christian and libertarian values.

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The Francigena Way Transmedia Live Show

The‘Francigena Way Transmedia LIVE Show' is an Innovative Multimedia Event that will be broadcast in Live streaming, h24, for about 3 months, along the ancient Via Francigena, and that will also have You as a Protagonist in front of the cameras with a turnover of Storytellers, Guests, and Expertise.

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#RouteSelfie, along the Via Francigena

During the Summer Seminar in Osnabruck (1-5 June 2015), the European  Institute of Cultural Routes had introduced you the #RouteSelfie campaign for this summer.

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"Europa Nostra Awards"

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field. Every year, it honours the most outstanding heritage achievements from all over Europe.

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All the Via Francigena in a new App

The official Via Francigena route is now available on two new media items: a brand new app and new maps, all of these available for free download.

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Francigena, an European road to Rome

Francigena, an European road to Rome

"Via Francigena, an European Road from Great St. Bernard to Rome

The Guidebook "Via Francigena, an European Road from Great St. Bernard to Rome is ready in the English version.

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Ten marathons in 7 days: the challenge of Miles Skinner on Via Francigena

Miles Skinner, an English marathon runner, set off from Lucca on the 25th of April for a real challenge: running 420 km, the equivalent of ten marathons, in 7 days, following the Via Francigena from Lucca to Rome. Miles runs to raise funds for the Monte San Martino Trust, an English charity that offers scholarships to deserving Italian students, founded to repay the Italian people who during the World War II gave shelter to allied war prisoners.
AEVF and sloWays have been partners in the organization of the travel, assisting Miles in the itinerary definition and booking of accomodation along the path. 

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Pilgrims Crossing Borders 2015

Pilgrims Crossing Borders: the pilgrim relay from Trondheim to Rome and Jerusalem. The number of participants will vary from one country to the other, and we expect attendance from "long-haul" walkers as well as "day trippers".

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The VIIth coordinating meeting of the interregional commettee of Via Francigena will take place in Saint-Maurice

The VIIth coordinating meeting of the interregional commettee of Via Francigena is under preparation. This technical body coordinated by the EAVF  connects the 18 European regions on Via Francigena. The meeting will take place on 26th June 2015, in Saint Maurice, in the Swiss Canton of Valais.

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Via Francigena International Arts Festival

The walk as pursuit, spirituality, a process of growing but also listening, along which discover once more the values and traditions of a certain territory.The Francigena International Arts Festival is back in the Tuscan part of the Via Francigena, in the district of Lucca.

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Alumna to journey from Canterbury to Rome

Julia Peters, a graduate from the MA in Roman History and Archaeology, will be walking 1,200 miles from Canterbury to Rome in less than 80 days.

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Born The Belgium Via Francigena Association

The Belgium Via Francigena Association is born in collaboration with AEVF. The network aims to promote and facilitate the journeys to Rome starting from Belgium.

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Alzheimer's Research UK: Blantyre's man 1500 mile trek from St Andrews to Rome during festive season to raise funds

A Blantyre man will walk 500 miles - and then 1000 more - in a bid to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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The light in sacral buildings in the X-XII centuries from Romandie to Tuscany

Summery of the doctoral thesis of Eva Spinazzè in History of Arts at Ca’Foscari University of Venice – IUAV – University of Verona, in co-supervision with the University of Zurich

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Canterbury and the Via Francigena, connected thanks to the EAVF

The President of the European Association of Via Francigena, Massimo Tedeschi, was invited to Canterbury by the City Council to underline the important work that the Association is doing for promoting the route.

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New distribution of the credential of the Via Francigena

In order to provide a better service to the growing number of pilgrims, walkers and travellers who request it, a new method for the distribution of the official credential of the Via Francigena is active.

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The President of the European Parliament writes to the EAVF

Mr. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, have written to the EAVF for giving his personal support in promoting the Via Francigena project.

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The Via Francigena meets in Reims

The Via Francigena meets on 12-13 dicember in Reims at the end of the year devoted to celebrate the XX anniversary of the mention of the Francigena Council of Europe Cultural Route.

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Pilgrimage from Europe to Canterbury. And it continues...

Speech by Colin Carmichael, Chief Executive of Canterbury City, to Via Francigena Conference at Abbazia Tre Fontane in Roma (8th November 2014). The City of Canterbury is member of the EAVF since 2005.

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