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Politics on the Way, Tuscany meets with the other regions

"Tuscany on the Way ... to the other regions. Regional policies on paths and cultural routes in the regions of central Italy". This is the theme of the two meetings scheduled for 18th and 19th October at the Abbey of Spineto in Sarteano (Siena).

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From cinema to web, a crowdfunding project for "Le energie invisibili"

After its debut in cinemas, the film "Invisible energies, from Milan to Rome along the Way" is preparing to land online.

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Via Francigena del Sud - Via Traiana - On the way to Leuca

Via Francigena del Sud - Via Traiana - On the way to Leuca

The Via Francigena in Salento, an on the road guide

The promotion of the Vie Francigene in the South has developed with cultural production and publication of texts.

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Territories, hamlets and hikes: the long Festival walk continues

The eighth edition of the European Festival of the Vie Francigena continues along a road rich with signage which promotes initiatives in the territories crossed by the cultural routes of the Council of Europe. Hundreds of events have animated the territories, communities and hamlets since the beginning of the summer focusing on the theme of “Paths. Food of the Soul”.

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Cammino dei Papi, 300 walking along the Francigena

Great enthusiasm for the 2018 edition of the Cammino dei Papi – the Popes’ Way - along the Montefiascone-Viterbo leg of the Via Francigena.

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Via Francigena Award, the best stories on the road

The Francigena award meets pilgrims on the road. The three winning stories of the 2017 edition will be supplied for free in the structures that have join the initiative organised and promoted by Betti publishing company.

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I Love Francigena’s registration is full, awaiting the two events in Emilia Romagna

On 8th September the “I Love Francigena” debuts in Emilia Romagna, the first two days of walking along the Emilian leg of Sigeric’s route.

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Work Days in Champlitte to develop the Via Francigena in France

Work days in Champlitte to develop the Via Francigena in France, where there is a continuous growth of pilgrims on the road.

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Visit Vie Francigene, a network of services along the Francigena

Hospitality and services are two fundamental features for those who begin walking. Visit Vie Francigene is the project launched by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) which promotes the structures connected to the Way.

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Routes4U photo competition

From 31st of July to 30 of September, take part in the Routes4U photo competition and have a chance to win an Interrail pass to travel through Europe!

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New information panels placed in Lombardy

Thanks to the project between the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (AEVF) and the Region of Lombardy new information panels have been set up along the regional route of the Francigena.

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Pilgrimage Routes: a dialogue between faith and culture

The European cultural routes are the result of a laudable project, launched through the “Declaration of Santiago” in 1987 by the Council of Europe and are the embodiment of the core values of the Council from a cultural and touristic point of view.

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I love Francigena, two days on foot in Emilia Romagna

 On the 8th and 15th September 2018 the European Association of Vie Francigene (EAVF), in collaboration with APT Emilia-Romagna and with the technical support of ItinerAria S.r.l. and Fiorenzuola in Movimento Association has organised "I love Francigena", an event-trip along the Via Francigena that aims to involve walkers.

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Walking the Menalon Trail. An unusual way to discover Greece on foot

For those who love the paths and en plein air experiences, this route is called the "Menalon Trail", located in a mountainous area in the heart of the Peloponnese.

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Cultural Routes: Call for independent experts

The Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) shall update every three years its list of eligible independent experts

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The Via Francigena parchment, testament to history

On Saturday 21st July at the Abbey Museum of Abbadia San Salvatore the facsimile of the 4th May 876 parchment was presented, the oldest known written attestation of the Via Francigena.

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Awaiting 'I Love Francigena', inspections concluded

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and Fiorenzuola in Movimento have completed their inspections in the Piacenza and Parma areas of ​​the Via Francigena.

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Intanto parto..Tales and prose on the road

The second edition of "Intanto parto..Racconti e parole in cammino" was presented at the Regional Council in Florence: the Betti Editrice literary prize on slow journeys and the story of the paths.

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Francigena Val di Susa Marathon, the tale of the day

"On the 17th June I walked in the second of four Francigena Marathons for this year.

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The First Official Guidebook to the Via Francigena North of the Alps

The European Association of the Francigena Ways is pleased to announce the launch in April 2019 of the first official guidebook to the Via Francigena north of the Alps; the guidebook will focus on the section that links Canterbury, in the UK, with the Great St. Bernard Pass, on the Swiss-Italian border.

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