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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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From the Ways of Mònde to RisorgiMarche, the European Festival Vie Francigene award

During the 6thComuni in Cammino’ Forum in Monteriggioni on 1st and 2nd February, the awards ceremony of the European Festival Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2018 was held.

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A new leap for the Via Francigena on a European level

“The Via Francigena is a daily adventure that moves, step by step, in the footsteps of pilgrims of the past, present and future. We are here today to add another page to this magnificent tale, which unites communities and cultures and has now been added to the ‘National Tentative List’ to be put forward as UNESCO heritage.”

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‘Intanto Parto’ finalists of the literary award announced

During the 6th “Comuni in Cammino. Francigena-Routes-Europe” Forum in Abbadia Isola on Saturday 2nd February, the finalists of the literary award “Intanto Parto…tales and words on the road” were announced.

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Via Francigena, 2019 Sigeric Award

Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, Enrico Rossi, president of the region of Tuscany and Giovanni D'Agliano, manager of the region of Tuscany: these are the personalities who have been awarded the 2019 Sigeric Award

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Francigena, Routes, Europe: great turnout at the 6th Forum in Monteriggioni

There was a great turnout for the 6th ‘Comuni in Cammino’ Forum. In the historical setting of Abbadia Isola, municipalities, regions and associations gathered for a day of dialogue and discussion on the Francigena, Routes and Europe.

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The European Via Francigena meets in Monteriggioni

The parts of Europe crossed by the Via Francigena are meeting in Monteriggioni for the sixth edition of the Forum "Comuni in Cammino".

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Gropello Cairoli, a Wi-Fi access point for pilgrims

There’s been a new development in the Pavia town of Gropello Cairoli. The Lombard municipality, member of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), has launched a new, free Wi-Fi access point near the main square and town hall.

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The Via Francigena, part of the UNESCO Italian Tentative List

The Board of Directors of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO has expressed a positive opinion on the inclusion of the candidacy of the "Via Francigena in Italy" in the National Tentative List. Confirmation arrived on Tuesday 24th January at the meeting of the Board of Directors.

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Cycle path and pilgrim hostel, the future Francigena will pass Felegara

A cycle path to safely travel the route, a hostel for 25 pilgrims and a museum dedicated to the Francigena. Felegara, fraction of the municipality of Medesano, is ready to bet on slow tourism thanks to the realisation of important projects.

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The next EAVF assembly: 14th June in Besançon

Interest in the Via Francigena in the three French regions crossed by the route continue to grow.

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A tour, a route and a new challange, the Via Francigena with Jack Jaselli and Andrea Devicenzi

A singer walking with his guitar, a Paralympic athlete ready to discover the Belpaese. Two different projects along the same road that links Canterbury to Rome. Jack Jaselli and Andrea Devicenzi will be the protagonists of two slow travels along the Via Francigena in Italy.

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“The Via Francigena and I”, the Terre di Mezzo questionnaire for hikers

The Terre di Mezzo editing company has launched a data collection study of hikers in Italy to understand and narrate the main characters of the Routes and Vie today.

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Francigena-Europe-Routes, the Forum in Monteriggioni returns

Our meeting for the “Comuni in Cammino” forum returns to Monteriggioni. The 6th edition planned for Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February, at the monumental complex of Abbadia Isola, dedicated to the theme “Francigena-Routes-Europe”.

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