Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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Facilitating EU transnational tourism flows for seniors and young people in the low and medium seasons

This call for proposals aims at strengthening the competitiveness of the European tourism sector by encouraging the extension of the tourism season and by increasing internal mobility of seniors and young people. CoE Cultural Routes are considered important stakeholders for supporting the creation of these products.

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Declaration for the Twentieth Anniversary of the Via Francigena

The Declaration for supporting the Via Francigena and the Programme of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes. This document was launched during the EAVF General Assemblies in Acquapendente and Lucca, in the framework of the XX Anniversary of the Via Francigena.

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The Via Francigena meets up in Lucca on 10th October at the Lu.Be.C., for the EAVF Members Assembly

The “Manifesto of XX years” will be launched during this event. It represents a document of strategic policy of the Via Francigena

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Sustainable and competitive Tourism: new funding opportunities for local and regional authorities

A document containing useful and practical information. On the website of the Euroepean Commission and the Committee of the regions is available online for more information.

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The European Pilgrimage Routes for promoting sustainable and quality tourism in rural areas

The event, organised by the University of Florence, the EAVF in cooperation with the Tuscany Region, will take place in Florence from 4 to 6 December 2014.

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Sustainable transnational tourism products. New call for supporting Cultural Routes

The main objective of this call is to strengthen competitiveness of the European tourism sector as well as its sustainability by encouraging diversification of the supply of tourist services and products.

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Meeting of the European Interregional Committee for the coordination of the Via Francigena

0n 27th May took place a meeting of the European Interregional Committee for the coordination of the Via Francigena. The meeting was organised by EAVF, in collaboration with the regions along the Via Francigena.

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XX Years of the Francigena Ways as Council of Europe Cultural Routes: the official programme regarding events scheduled in Acquapendente

Antonio Tajani , Vice-President of the European Commission, Silvia Costa, member of the Culture Committee of the European Parliament, Elke Atzler, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, will attend the international event scheduled in Acquapendente Saturday, May 31, 2014

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“Unlikely Pilgrim": a year of walking pilgrimages around the world

Unlikely Pilgrim": a year of walking pilgrimages around the world is a fascinating project promoted by Masha Vapnitchnaia, a travel and lifestyle writer living in New York City. On June 1st she will  begin a year of walking ancient roads around the world. The first pilgrimage will be the Via Francigena, from Canterbury to Rome.  

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The EAVF express profond sorrow for the death of the historian Jacques Le Goff

The President of the EAVF, together with the members and the staff are expressing profound sorrow for the death of the illustrious historian Jacques Le Goff, a great friend of the Francigena.

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Traveling along the Via Francigena. Launching of the new section "Visit Francigena"

"Visit Francigena", the new section of the portal www.viefrancigene.orgspecifically dedicated to those who want to travel along the Via Francigena, is finally on-line. A space created to give value to responsible tourism: a tourism that enhances the cultural, environmental and historical heritage of the historic path, creating opportunities for small enterprises and for a conscious development of the territory.  With "Visit Via Francigena" ( ), the EAVF website ( enriches itself with proposals, information and opportunities, aimed at reaching  a wider target of users. 

The website guarantees visibility to welcoming structures both for pilgrims and for tourists, through the use of an intuitive interactive map.  Another important news is represented by the section ”organized trips” that illustrates the touristic offer along the Via Francigena. represents now the main European reference for learning and discovering the Via Francigena, thanks to the continuous updating of information, photo galleries and maps of the route. The number of accesses is growing exponentially, approximately 20,000 visitors per month, to which is added the community EAVF on facebook.

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