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I Love Francigena in France, Four Events on the Road

After the success of the Italian events, I Love Francigena will take place in France for the first time. With 4 days of walking between Champlitte and Bucey-lès-Gy (Haute-Saône), from 18th May to 8th June 2019.

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Berceto, Via Francigena and Unesco: an opportunity for the territory

The municipality of Berceto, on the Parma Appenine, highlighted the potential for the territory crossed by the Francigena regarding the route's UNESCO heritage candidacy.

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Pilgrim Stamp Presented in Gropello Cairoli

The 1st May was a day of celebration in Gropello Cairoli. Blessed with nice weather, lots of people took part in the family walk, together with the muncipality of Dorno, called "The Via Francigena meets Via delle Gallie".

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“Trail Angels” of the Via Francigena, Network for Route Maintenance

The Movimento Lento association, in collaboration with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), came up with the idea to create a network among associations along the Italian Francigena from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome, who would become "Trail Angels", inspired by volunteers who look after routes in the USA and other foreign countries. 

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On the road with the Swiss German Television

On the road with the Swiss German Television

On the road with the Swiss German Television

The "Sternstunde Religion" editorial office of the Swiss German Television (SRF) will travel along the Via Francigena from 8 to 12 July from Saint-Maurice to Grand-Saint-Bernard.

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Great success for the first South Francigena Marathon

1,200 people took part in the South Francigena Marathon on 28th April. The first edition of the event along the Via Francigena of the South was a success, with high levels of participation and enthusiasm! 

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Gropello Cairoli presents stamp dedicated to the Via Francigena

A stamp dedicated to the Via Fracigena will be presented in Gropello Cairoli on 1st May.

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Château de Liettres - Liettres

Let's have a good night’s rest in this smallholding of Liettres Castle, part of the French National Heritage, and discover this step’s history that Sigeric The Serious wrote in his parchment

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The Via Francigena on the BBC

 The BBC has released a TV film on the Via Francigena with eight British celebrities who walked the Martigny - Rome section last summer.

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Fire at Notre Dame, the EAVF expresses its sympathy for France

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) expresses its sympaty for Paris and France for the fire last Monday, which burned part of Notre Dame Cathedral, UNESCO heritage.

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University of Toulouse studies the Via Francigena

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in the conclusive study of the "Via Francigena" project realised by the School of Tourism of the "Jean Jaurès" University of Toulouse (Occitania).

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Via Francigena of the South, Puglia route confirmed

The regional council of Puglia has approved the plotted route of the Puglia section of the Via Francigena.

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From Molfetta to Monte Sant'Angelo on foot, the route of Giovannangelo de Gennaro: from faith to music

On foot from Molfetta to Monte Sant'Angelo, on the road for the Tenebrae of Good Friday. Giovannangelo de Gennaro will walk for five days of pilgrimage from Monday 15th April to Friday 19th April along the costal variant of the Via Francigena of the South.

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'Samedi de Quasimodo' along the Via Francigena in the Canton of Valais

The traditional "journée d’inspection" walk of “Samedi de Quasimodo” (the first Sunday after Easter) will once again take place on Saturday 27th April 2019, along the Via Francigena in the Canton of Valais (Switzerland).

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Monte Sant'Angelo, launch of “MAP - Memorie Audiovisive dei Pellegrini”

From April, the "MAP - Memorie Audiovisive dei Pellegrini" (audio-visual memories of pilgrims) activities will begin in Monte Sant’Angelo (Gargano, Foggia). It's a new project created and curated by “MAD - Memorie Audiovisive della Daunia” which will be added to the sphere of historical recovery and conservation, as well as the memories of the Capitanata territory realised by the Foggia production society.

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Forum des Chemins, the Via Francigena alongside other Routes

The Via Francigena and 24 other routes met at the "Forum des Chemins" in Paris, the annual event dedicated to pilgrimages.

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Via Francigena of the South, Mapping of the Campania Section

Another step forward for the Via Francigena of the South. The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) has been working on the Campania territory for the checking, mapping and final delineation of the Francigena route.

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Acquapendente, S'Osteria 38 inaugurated

On 30th March in Acquapendente the S'Osteria 38 was inaugurated: a new location along the Via Francigena at the northern entrance of the small town of Alta Tuscia, in correspondence with the first rest-stop in the Viterbo area of the historic pilgrim route at 827km.

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Berceto: UNESCO Municipality of the Via Francigena, Meeting with Distinguished Guests on 13th April

At 15:00 on 13th April at the old cinema Roma, the "Berceto: UNESCO municipality of the Via Francigena" meeting will take place.

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'Torno a Casa a Piedi' Tour, Jack Jaselli's Stops along the Francigena

Jack Jaselli's "Torno a casa a piedi tour" from Pavia to Rome will begin on 16th April. The singer, born in Milan and raised travelling the world, is ready to tour his last album "Torno a Casa" with a journey along the Francigena.

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