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Inauguration of the plaque for "Roulons pour l'Espoir"

The brave cyclists of "Roulons pour l'Espoir" have inaugurated a commemorative plaque of their journey of August 2017, in aid of sick children. It can be found in front of the hospital in Pontarlier, the starting point of the pilgrimage that brought them to Rome by bike.

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EAVF Assignment in Tuscia. Objective: Valorising the last 100km

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) met the mayor of Montefiascone, Massimo Paolini, and the delegate for the Via Francigena, Elisabetta Ferrari.

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Original interviews and renewed graphics, the official Via Francigena online magazine

The new issue of the official European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) magazine is now online. The biannual magazine presents a renewed graphic look and international content.

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Gropello Cairoli, an example of a municipality dedicated to the Via Francigena

From Gropello Cairoli comes a small, great example of commitment to the Via Francigena.

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Monte Sant'Angelo welcomes pilgrims, new information point now open

A new reference point for pilgrims has opened in Monte Sant'Angelo. Thanks to the commitment of four local associations, including Monte Sant'Angelo Francigena, last Friday the "Senso Civico" office was opened.

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Never Stop! 40 days to make a dream come true

On 20th June, Tuscany Hiking Experience Asd (T.H.E.), launched a fundraising campaign on Eppela for the purchase of a Joëlette, a single-wheeled off-road wheelchair.

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The Via Francigena of Sigeric from Pontarlier to Orbe by Carol Neville

Recently I joined officials from the EAVF and AIVF for two days of walking in the Jura. The walk focused on Antifern, stage 56, ofSigeric’s journey from Rome to Canterbury. 

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EAVF at the Training Academy on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

European Association of the Via Francigena (EAVF) attended the Training Academy on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe hosted in the Royal Monastry of Yuste and Palace of Charles V, in Cuacos de Yuste (Extremadura), Spain, from 12 to 15 June.

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Awaiting 'I Love Francigena' in Emilia Romagna

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and APT Emilia Romagna walk together for the Via Francigena.

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Well-being on the road, the Via Francigena Terme project

To expand the experience of a journey through a proposal dedicated to well-being. This is the idea behind "Via Francigena Terme" the project launched by the municipality of Gambassi Terme, in collaboration with Regione Toscana, the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (AEVF) and FEDERTERME

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European Festival Vie Francigene, the 2018 edition presented in Rome

On 13th June, in the Sala Imperatori of the Associazione Civita (non-profit organisation) in Rome, the presentation of the 8th edition of the Festival of the Vie Francigene was held, which this year became the "European Festival Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways and Chemins 2018" .

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The Via Francigena, an expert network with Routes4U

The first meeting of the "Routes4U" project on the Cultural Routes of the Macro Adriatic-Ionian Region took place on June 6th in Venice.

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Calais celebrates the Via Francigena, the tale of a day of new meetings and hiking

Calais, door of the Via Francigena in France, enters strongly into the network of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (AEVF).

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The European Francigena Marathon by Carol Neville

On Sunday, 27th May, I was privileged to join 2000 pilgrims walking the ancient Via Francigena pilgrim route from Acquapendente to Montefiascone. 

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VIII European Festival Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways e Chemins 2018

With over 500 new events and seven years of collaboration, the shared path of the Festival continues, which, now even more welcoming and friendly, has a new name: "VIII European Festival Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways and Chemins 2018".

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The European Institute of Cultural Routes celebrates its 20th anniversary

The European Institute of Cultural Routes, technical agency of the Program "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe", celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018.

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From Rome to London with "A rucksack full of hope"

A rucksack full of hope. This is the journey of Paolo Previato, 59 years old, of the province of Verona, who left Rome on 22nd May in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation (FFC).

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The Via Francigena: Calais and the new guide. News from Champlitte

A large European family at work on the Via Francigena: important news arrives from Champlitte, in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.

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SantiaGoToRome begins! The project is launched and aims for Liguria

SantiaGoToRome begins! The project created by Associazione Movimento Lento, sponsored and supported by the European Association of Via Francigena Ways, comes to life. Having achieved its first fundraising goal, the initiative to unite the Camino de Santiago and the Via Francigena has officially been launched.

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Dialogue and collaboration, from Champlitte, a look to the future for the Via Francigena

Dialogue between institutions, associations and individuals. In Champlitte, in the region of Bourgogne Franche Comté, Haute Saône, the president of the European Association of the Vie Francigene (EAVF), Massimo Tedeschi, raised the key words for the future of the European route.

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