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Members package 2019, advantages for EAVF members

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) members package 2019 is now available online. The booklet, available in the “About Us” in the “How to become a part” section on the website, illustrates the services available to member entities for the development of the Via Francigena.

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Ristorum, a taste of the Francigena

Welcoming pilgrims and tourists of the Francigena with typical products of the area. This is the philosophy of “Ristorum”, the rest-stops created by Andrea Ceragioli in Tuscany.

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Compagnia dei Cammini along the Via Francigena

Spreading walking culture, moving to rediscover contact with ourselves and the world, in the sphere of responsible tourism. The Compagnia dei Cammini is one of the most important reference points for slow tourism experiences in Italy and the Mediterranean.

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A New Staff Member for the Promotion of the Via Francigena in France

2019 in Champlitte begins with the arrival of a new collaborator to support the activities of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) in France.

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Voluntary Hosts, courses in Italy

The road doesn’t end in Santiago, but continues in everyday life” wrote Paulo Coelho. Once back home, the need to give what to others what was received on the road remains in the heart of pilgrims; and there’s a way to do just that: by becoming a voluntary host.

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"L'Inverno dei 100 km del pellegrino" a photography competition along the Francigena

A pilgrim’s winter of 100km, or L’inverno dei 100 Km del pellegrino, is the title of the first photography competition organised by the Montefiascone Via Francigena Association, in collaboration with the municipalities of Montefiascone and Viterbo and the Viterbo Chamber of Commerce.

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Via Francigena, our network expands in France

After the department of Haute-Saône, the main community of Grand Besançon and Calais, the department of l'Haute-Marne also joined the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF). The number of French partners networking with the EAVF for the development and enhancement of the Via Francigena thus increases to 18.

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Francigena Walking Marathons, the Via Francigena of the South debuts

2019 will be another year of walking marathons along the Via Francigena. From news to updated formats, there have been many events organised along the Italian section of the route this year.

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Chillon castle - Vevey

Chillon castle - Vevey

The Via Francigena on the Shores of Lake Geneva

The route of the Via Francigena in Switzerland is bordered by two mountain ranges, the Jura and the Alps.

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South Francigena Marathon,the first slow-paced marathon beyond Rome

2019 completes the series of Francigena marathons. The 28th April brings the South Francigena Marathon, the first non competitive walk which takes participants to the discovery of the Francigena of the South along the sections of Velletri and Rome.

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Via Francigena, the official map

A pocket-sized map  to promote the Via Francigena. This is the objective of the new editorial project realised by the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) in collaboration with Studio Guidotti.

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New edition of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes” magazine

On Saturday 1st December at the Castle and Civic Museum of Susa, the new issue of the EAVF magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" was presented.

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The Holy See and the Via Francigena: From hospitality to UNESCO candidacy

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe become part of the activities promoted by the Holy See, which officially joined the homonymous Enlarged Partial Agreement in March this year.

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Via Francigena, our partnership with Banca Generali Private

Public and private together for the development of the Via Francigena. The strategic partnership between the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and Banca Generali Private is on its way.

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Meeting on Cultural and Religious Routes at the Council of Europe

The important resource within the Council of Europe Programme, "Routes of faith and meeting", was launched in 1987. It was the theme of the conference that took place in Strasbourg on Tuesday 27th November

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Via Francigena magazine, Piedmont special and new developments

The Sacra di San Michele announces the contents of the new issue of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" magazine. The 46th edition of the biannual magazine of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways will be presented on Saturday 1st December at 3:30pm at the Castle and Civic Museum of Susa.

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Banca Generali Private supports the Via Francigena

Banca Generali Private and the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) walk together to enhance the territories crossed by the Via Francigena.

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Via Francigena, the new Terre di Mezzo guides

2018 is a year full of novelties for the Via Francigena guides in Italy. The Terre di Mezzo publishing company, in collaboration with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), has published the first edition in French, dedicated to the stretch from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome.

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Master’s in Territorial Cultural Tourism, Competition Extended

The deadline for the admission to the 1st level Master's degree in "Turismo Culturale dei Territori" 2018-19 at the University of Parma has been extended to 7th December.

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EAVF Ornans rest-stop for the development of the Via Francigena

The Via Francigena in France is considered a "great excursion" route within the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Programme. Since 2016, the municipality of Ornans (Burgundy-Franche-Comté) has been committed to increasing services along the way to facilitate pilgrims and hikers who follow the Via Francigena.

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