Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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New Via Francigena Poster!

Via Francigena watercolour poster with vintage drawings celebrates 3200 km of the European route!

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Traveling with 7 children along the Via Francigena: story of the De Camburg family

On 12 July a Breton family travelling from French Briançon arrived in Vercelli with their seven children: a team ranging from 8-month-old Maria up to 12-year-old Flavia, the eldest.

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The Via Francigena in Switzerland

The Via Francigena in Switzerland

The first guide of the Via Francigena in Switzerland

Writer Monica Nanetti, EAVF close friend, has recently announced her new Via Francigena guidebook for Switzerland on the Action Magazine website.

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Via Francigena among 20 routes of "Cammina Italia"

The Sienese part of the Via Francigena has been included in the publication "Cammina Italia" by Ediciclo. The book is available to public from July 2020.

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Via Francigena drafts strategic plan for the Mining Route of Santa Barbara

On July 7, 2020 an agreement was signed between the Foundation of the Mining Route of Santa Barbara, Francigena Service, operating branch of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF, and SL&A Turismo e Territorio to prepare a Strategic Plan of the Mining Route of Santa Barbara in Sardinia.

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#CycleToRecycle: Myra Stals arrives in Fidenza

Yesterday Myra Stals arrived to Fidenza, bringing her energy and enthusiasm of the #CycletoRecycle project.

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Via Francigena in the South competes for an award for Coastal Heritage development

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways submitted a candidacy of the route’s extension to Santa Maria di Leuca to the award “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2020”.

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#ARIANUOVA: the more we walk, the more trees we plant

“Psicoatleti ASD”, sports and walking association founded by a writer Enrico Brizzi, launches a new project called #Arianuova, which intersects with the Via Francigena.

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Tuscan ham PDO on the Via Francigena

On 1 July 2020 a joint social campaign of the Tuscan Ham Consortium and the EAVF will be launched, linking the historic pathway to the flavours of renowned Tuscan Ham of protected designations of origin PDO.

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Help us re-launch Danilo Parisi: EAVF joints to crowdfunding campaign

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF joints the crowdfunding campaign of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome to collect funds for a new boat to Danilo Parisi at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/helprelaunchdanilo.

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Via Francigena joins Europa Nostra Manifesto

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF is proud to contribute to cultural heritage enhancement in the post-Covid 19 phase by signing the Europe Day Manifesto “Cultural Heritage: a powerful catalyst for the future of Europe”.

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All #ViaFrancigena Live broadcasts are online!

We are delighted to have been virtually with you in the last ten weeks through 29 live broadcasts in three languages!

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Via Francigena and Italian hiking routes contribute to the slow tourism relaunch

The Via Francigena can undoubtfully be considered a mother of routes, with its dense historic, cultural and religious elements along the network of itineraries, recognised by the Council of Europe.

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New LIVE broadcast: Via Francigena meets the path of St. Olav on 9 June

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways continues its series of LIVE broadcasts with the new adventure: a discovery of the Saint Olav Ways in Scandinavia. 

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Live broadcast "The Via Francigena towards the East, on the way to Turkey"

The Facebook live broadcast on Friday 5 June will be dedicated to the Via Francigena going East on its way to Turkey and will be conducted in English.

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Via Francigena nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List: application development

The high-level consultation meeting on the topic of the UNESCO World Heritage candidacy of the Via Francigena route took place on 28 May 2020 by teleconference.

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EAVF participates in the Council of Europe webinar

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participate in the webinar organised by the Council of Europe Cultural Routes programme.

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EAVF contributes to the final conference of the Cult Ring Interreg project

On 26 May 2020 the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participated in the Final Conference of the Cult-Ring Interreg Europe project, which took place by a videoconference.

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New signage along the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Dover

Good news from Canterbury and the English route of the Via Francigena. Below is the news from the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome, friends of the EAVF.

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