Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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Discovering the most introspective Emilia-Romagna: "Open Monasteries" on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019

Retrace the steps of everyday life of a medieval monk, have lunch in silence with the cloistered nuns or take part in a picturesque evening trekk ending with a harp concert in an ancient abbey. These are just few of the initiatives planned during "Emilia-Romagna Open Monasteries", the event scheduled on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019 uniting 20 regional monuments.

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120 km, 10 municipalities, 5 tracks and 1000 members: the numbers of the “World Francigena Ultramarathon 2019”

120 km, 10 municipalities, 5 routes and 1000 participants, including 560 outside the Region making it 20% more than in 2018: these are numbers of the new edition of "World Francigena UltraMarathon 2019". The event will take place on 12-13 October 2019 along the Sigeric’s route, the ancient path travelled by pilgrims since the Middle Ages.

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Via Francigena for Future: EAVF Supports the Environment

The theme of respect and protection of the environment, as well as the climate change, is at the center of the world's media. The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), on the occasion of the 3rd Global Strike For Future on 27 September 2019, reiterated its total support for the movement with the slogan "Via Francigena for Future".

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The Via Francigena meets in Bari on 18 October 2019 for the EAVF General Assembly

The General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways will take place on Friday 18 October 2019.

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Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem. The International Conference in Monte Sant’Angelo

"Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem" is the title of the conference scheduled on 11- 13 October 2019 in Monte Sant'Angelo, Apulia, Italy.

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The 2nd Edition of Festival "Mònde – Festival of Cinema and Routes"

The 2nd edition of "Mònde - Festival of Cinema and Routes " - whose name refers to its host city - Monte Sant'Angelo and at the same time recalls the word "world" in French, reflecting its larger dimension and universal value - was presented on 1 October 2019 at a press conference in Bari, in the Conference Room of the Presidency of the Apulia Region.

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"Torno a Casa a Piedi" Tour on television on Realtime

800 km on foot along the Via Francigena, 32 stages in 40 days and 15 concerts "Torno a Casa a Piedi" by Jack Jaselli.  Now the Tour arrives on television.

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The Via Francigena in Lombardy: meeting in Pavia with the Province, mayors and cultural and tourism stakeholders

A meeting of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and of the Province of Pavia with Mayors and cultural and tourism stakeholders on the Via Francigena took place on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at the headquarters of the Province of Pavia in Piazza Italia.

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The Francigena Way in Lombardy

The Francigena Way in Lombardy

LinC Project: Lombardy on the Road between Real and Digital

Discover Lombardy step by step: the ancient roads, traveled in the past by pilgrims and merchants in the fields and woods, along rivers and lakes. This is an opportunity offered by the LinC - Lombardy in Cammino (Lombardy on the Way) project, to an audience of walkers and travelers, families, youth and schools. All of them share the idea that the journey is an instrument of self-knowledge and of the territory.

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Via Francigena - Finalist of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2019

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways has become a finalist of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2019 in the category Transnational Thematic Tourism Products including Cultural Routes.

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World Francigena Ultramarathon, 5 Routes and a Welcome Party for Participants

The World Francigena Ultramarathon is approaching. On the 12 and 13 October 2019 a new edition of the non-competitive trekking and Nordic Walking event along the Via Francigena will take place.

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Extraordinary Day in Leffond to Welcome a Group of Pilgrims

On Friday, September 13th, the village of Leffond in the Haute-Saône region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, experienced an extraordinary day thanks the passage and reception of a group of 17 pilgrims on their way from Langres to Besançon.

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The Cathedral of Canterbury © Tony Page

The Cathedral of Canterbury © Tony Page

The Leader of Canterbury City Council, Robert Thomas, to attend the EAVF General Assembly in Bari

The Leader of Canterbury  City Council, Robert Thomas, will attend the the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) General Assembly scheduled for 18th October in Bari, Puglia.

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I love Francigena, success of the walking events in Emilia Romagna

The 2019 edition of "I love Francigena" closes with a more than positive outcome.

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EAVF participates in the Annual Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

EAVF participates in the Annual Forum of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, which takes place in Sibiu, Romania on 2-4 October 2019.

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Trail Angels: Volunteers on a Maintenance Mission along the Via Francigena in Piemont

Trail Angels in action on the Via Francigena in Piedmont! A group of volunteers from the Associazione Amici della Via Francigena di Santhià  (Association Friends of the Via Francigena of Santhià) together with Mr Marcello Vallese went on a field mission to take care of the route maintenance in the Biella area.

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Brewery San Gimignano: a Journey of Taste

"Each of our beer, with its inspiration, label and name, is a tribute to a certain way of walking or traveling, a particular mood that accompanies the pilgrim, a special way of discovering the world".

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Cammino dei Papi – the Popes’ Way, great success of the second edition

On Sunday, September 8, the second edition of the Cammino dei Papi – the Popes’ Way - took place along the Montefiascone - Viterbo leg of the Via Francigena.

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The Via Francigena in Lombardy: the First Project Presentation in Somaglia

The first of two presentations of the project “Via Francigena in the Lombardy Region. Towards the UNESCO World Heritage candidacy " was held on 4 September 2019 at the Covazzi Castle in Somaglia, the province of Lodi.

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EAVF participates in the Routes4U grant scheme in EUSAIR macro region

The EAVF applied for funding in the framework of the Routes4U grant scheme for the Adriatic and Ionian macro-region.

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