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Viterbo, ospitale del pellegrino

Viterbo, ospitale del pellegrino

Viterbo, Pilgrim Hostel

New accomodation structure for pilgrims of the Via Francigena. From March to September, the Parish of Santa Maria Nuova in Viterbo offers accomodation to pilgrims on the road.

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The EAVF at the International Workshops on Religious Tourism in Fatima

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways attended the International Workshops on Religious Tourism held last March 7 in Fatima (Portugal).

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"Intanto Parto", Valentina Zinzula's "Destinazione Felice" wins in Monteriggioni

There are those who undertake it for religious reasons, some for cultural reasons, some for sports, some for finding themselves, but, regardless of the reasons, those who undertake a journey along the Francigena never return as they left.

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The South Francigena Marathon, 42km from Velletri to Roma

Great enthusiasm and turnout for the presentation of the South Francigena Marathon.

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Elisa Peruzzi, 2800km on foot towards the ocean

She left from Desenzano del Garda to reach the ocean on 25th February. It is not her first journey on foot alone, but this time she's headed towards the unknown, along unfamiliar streets and with so many projects in her backpack.

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ReStartApp for Italian routes, 2019 campus registration now open

Registration is now open for "ReStartApp for the Italian roads", the new free Campus training and business acceleration, promoted by the Edoardo Garrone Foundation, in close collaboration with the Cariplo Foundation and a network of partners that includes among the others: Italian Alpine Club (CAI), Legambiente, Symbola Foundation, UniMont, Buon Lavoro Foundation and Alliance for Sweet Mobility (A.Mo.Do.).

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Andrea Devicenzi, the paralympic athlete on the road along the Francigena

After his experience along the Way of St. Francis in 2018, the Paralympic athlete, Andrea Devicenzi, is ready to get back on the road.

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Italy on the road, the Terre di Mezzo overview

 For the first time, the number of people who travel Italian routes is greater than that of Italians that have received the Compostela in Santiago.

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"Via Eurasia", Call for Expression of Interest for a Position of a project coordinator

EAVF is currently looking for an external project coordinator for a duration of 12 months from April 1, 2019 to work on a project ‘Via Eurasia: Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot-European Culture Route linking Turkey to Italy’ in collaboration with the Culture Route Society CRS, the lead partner of the project.

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Carema, the infopoint along the Via Francigena inaugurated

Great enthusiasm and participation in Carema (Piedmont) on 23rd February for the inauguration of the information point along the Via Francigena.

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The Ostello del Teatro in Piacenza opens its doors to pilgrims

With the arrival of summer, the Ostello del Teatro in Piacenza, in via Trento 29, is ready to welcome those who walk along the Francigena.

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"Intanto parto" anouncement of the Over 25s literary award winners on 16th March

It's prize time for the "Intanto parto...tales and words on the road".

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The Via Francigena by train, positive analysis for the pilgrim initiative

A more than positive analysis for the "Via Francigena by Train" initiative. Confirming this is the data given by Trenitalia at the "Comuni in Cammino" Forum which took place in Monteriggioni last 2nd February.

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Outdoor Expo, the Via Francigena in Bologna with routes around Emilia Romagna

 The sports and tourism fair, Outdoor Expo, returns to Bologna on the 1st and 3rd March.

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Walking Tourism, promoting Regional Development

The UNWTO report “Walking Tourism – Promoting Regional Development” showcases examples of walking tourism (the Via Francigena is one of the best practices included) which can serve as a practical reference for destinations looking into the role of walking tourism for their own regional development.

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The Via Francigena on 'Geo'

The Via Francigena returns to Geo, the programme on Rai3, which explores nature, routes and slow tourism. The show is presented by Sveva Sagramola with Emanuele Biggi in charge of photography.

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From La Storta to San Pietro, volunteer pilgrims adding signage on the road

On Sunday 17th February, a group of volunteers travelled the Roman section of the Via Francigena in agreement with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) with the aim to refresh the signage between La Storta and San Pietro.

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Accessibility, the Joëlette at the 'Comuni in Cammino' Forum

At the last edition of the “Comuni in Cammino” Forum Monteriggioni several accessibility projects along the Via Francigena were shared. Among these initiatives was the "Never Stop!" project by Toscana Hiking Experience.

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‘Torno a casa a piedi’ tour, Jack Jaselli presents his travels along the Francigena

"It'll be a 740km journey from Pavia to Rome with music at every stop, not just concerts but also musical encounters". Jack Jaselli is ready to introduce his latest album "Torno a casa" with a walking tour on the Francigena.

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