Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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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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