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Via Eurasia: Route of the routes. Kick off meeting

The kick-off meeting of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ aiming to certify the Via Eurasia as a Council of Europe Cultural Route took place on 16 – 18 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Via Francigena, the EAVF in Besançon for General Assembly

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways returns to France for its General Assembly. After Champlitte in 2018, the EAVF associates return to France in Besançon (Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) on 14th June, EAVF municipal member and rest-stop of the route.

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I Love Cammini Emilia Romagna, Twelve Walks to Discover the Territory

Twelve easy and free walks to discover the territory, accompanied by AIGAE guides (Associazione italiana guide escursionistiche). "I Love Cammini Emilia-Romagna" will debut on 15th June, the slow-paced excursion calendar, to experience historical routes of Emilia Romagna from Piacenza to Rimini.

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Council of Europe Cultural Routes Training Academy

Every June the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways participates in the annual Council of Europe Training Academy for the Cultural Routes to share its best practices and know-how with cultural routes managers and learn new tendencies in cultural management and sustainable tourism.

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Interactive Signage in Palestro

Palestro, Francigena rest-stop in the province of Pavia, has new interactive touristic signage. The small hamlet, associate association of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways, installed information signs near its monuments as part of the QR Tour project.

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Study visit in the framework of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’

On 27 May – 1 June 2019 the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways is conducing a study visit to the Apulia region in the framework of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ which aims on developing a new cultural route Via Eurasia.

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Project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’

On April 1 2019 the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways engaged in an ambitious project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ which aims to develop a walking route connecting Europe and Asia – Via Eurasia.

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Step by step, discovering the Via Francigena

"Step by step" returns this year to take participants on a discovery of the Piacenza territory of the Via Francigena.

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The Via Francigena at the Fidenza Decathlon

The bad weather didn't stop this promotional event of the Via Francigena.

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Jack Jaselli and his walking tour, a special stop at Villa Serena

A special stop for Jack Jaselli and the 'Willy The Whale' production troupe for the "Torno a casa a piedi tour" along the Francigena. Last Friday, the singer made a stop at Villa Serena in Montefiascone, province of Viterbo.

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Intanto parto, "L'albero della Grande Strada Bianca" by Ludovica Zenti wins in Pontremoli

The prize for the “under 25” section of “Intanto parto. Racconti e parole in cammino", the literary competition to narrate journeys along the Via Francigena and other routes.

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"Intanto parto" awards youngsters in Pontremoli

"The young are happy, because they have the ability to see beauty" - wrote Franz Kafka - the same beauty that, with their stories, encourages us to take part with the pilgrims of the new millennium.

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First bike-grill opens in Val di Susa along the Via Francigena

The "Bike-Grill San Michele" project has been launched in Chiusa San Michele at the foot of the abbey on the Via Francigena.

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Reims, new signage for the "Via Francigena GR145"

From the end of April, hikers will find new signage in the Reims area.

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Via Francigena, Cultural Routes and the Future of Europe, EAVF invite

On the occasion of the European Elections of 26th May, the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) sent an invite to all the representatives of the North-East regions of Italy to meet in Fidenza to discuss the Via Francigena and the cultural routes of Europe.

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Your Francigena in the Lands of Siena

The training route for tourism operators dedicated to the enhancement of the Francigena opened on 7th May.

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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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