Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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Via Francigena of the South - 2020 cultural award WINNER

The extension of the Via Francigena in the South is a winner of the award “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2020” in the category Maritime, Coastal and Aquatic Heritage.

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Trio travels along the Via Francigena: Cindy, her donkey Nenette and dog Mina

One more beautiful story on the Via Francigena, again from France. Cindy Chopard is a French pilgrim who started her travel in Pontarlier on 10 September on a day of her 35th birthday together with donkey Nenette and dog Mina.

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Via Francigena award: European Best Practice 2019

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF launched its annual award “European Best Practice”. 

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COVID update in Italy: curfew, red zones and compulsory masks

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF kindly asks pilgrims and walkers travelling along the route in Italy or preparing their travel to be informed about the latest government’s anti-COVID decrees:

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Via Francigena is sweeter than ever with Grom ice cream!

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) signed a collaboration agreement with Grom, a renowned ice cream producer which won hearts of thousands of gourmands all over the world.

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EAVF General Assembly: Zoom conference on 23 October 2020

The EAVF General Assembly, originally scheduled to take place in Pontremoli on 23 October, will be held exclusively online

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Via Francigena stages in Vercelli - Pavia are repaired

The stages in the area of Vercelli and Pavia between Vercelli and Robbio suffered major damage following the floods of the past few weeks. Now, the two sections have been repaired and can be walked through again, thanks to the valuable work of volunteers.

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Via Francigena in the South - Finalist of a prestigious cultural award

The extension of the Via Francigena in the South has been selected to compete for an award “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2020” in the category Maritime, Coastal and Aquatic Heritage.

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Via Francigena – finalist of the Cultural Brands Award 2020

Via Francigena is a finalist of the Cultural Brands Award 2020 in a category European Cultural Tourism Region of the Year 2020.

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EAVF supports the initiative "Open Monasteries in Emilia-Romagna"

A unique opportunity to visit churches, abbeys and places of faith along the paths and pilgrimage routes on 17 and 18 October in the framework of the initiative "Open Monasteries in Emilia-Romagna".

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Via Francigena OSCARS for best practices along the route: Pontremoli 23 October 2020

Via Francigena Oscars for 2019 best practices along the route will be handed to member municipalities and friends’ associations on 23 October in Pontremoli, during the EAVF General Assembly. This symbolic recognition distinguishes EAVF partners for organisation of events and re-enactments, festivals, route maintenance, animation and safeguarding heritage along the route.

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4th Edition of the Walking Ultramarathon Francigena in Siena

Trekking and Nordic walking event on the ancient Sigeric route will take place on 10 and 11 October starting in Piazza del Campo.

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ERASMUS + international mobility for the Via Francigena youth

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) presented its second consecutive Erasmus + transnational mobility project "FORREs.T. 2.0 - FOsteR an euRopEan identity through the Trainees mobility" on 5 October 2020 in the Palazzo Farnese in Piacenza.

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The Francigena variant Parma - Collecchio - Fornovo Di Taro

Municipalities of Parma, Collecchio and Fornovo di Taro, in collaboration with the Management Body for Parks and Western Emilia Biodiversity, developed a variant to the modern Via Francigena that reconnects Parma and Collecchio. The project was presented on 22 September 2020.

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New hospitality project along the Via Francigena in Medesano, Parma!

A one-million euros project is focused on creation of a cultural center and a hostel along the Via Francigena in Medesano, Parma in northern Italy.

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EAVF General Assembly - Pontremoli, 23 October 2020

The EAVF General Assembly will take place on 23 October 2020 at 14:30 - 18:00, in Pontremoli, Tuscany in the convent of Santissima Annunziata.

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Analytical Map of the European route of the Via Francigena

Minimal graphics for a grandiose project: a map of the European route that binds, unites and enhances local authorities in four countries. Designed for the EAVF members, this analytical map demonstrates an international scope of the route at a glance.

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AEVF joins World Tourism Day 2020

The Cultural Route of the Via Francigena participates in the World Tourism Day 2020 by celebrating the rural communities along the route. The Via Francigena, medieval pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, attracts walkers and pilgrims with its diverse culture and natural beauty of ever-changing landscapes. 

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Via Francigena: nomination for a prestigious cultural award in Germany

Via Francigena has been nominated for a Cultural Brands Award 2020, a contest coordinated by Causales, a leading agency for cultural marketing and sponsorship in Germany.

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I Love Francigena - 17.10.2020

I Love Francigena - 17.10.2020

Walk with us! Take part in "I love Francigena" event on Saturday 17 October

Walking event "I love Francigena" will take place on 17 October 2020, joining the celebration of the World Tourism Day 2020

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