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Ultramarathon, the 32km route from Radicofani to Acquapendente returns in December

The 32km World Francigena Ultramarathon from Radicofani to Acquapendente will return on the 9th December 2018. 

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The Via Francigena in Piedmont, EAVF November General Assembly

The General Assembly of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways will take place on 9th November 2018 in Ivrea, at the Giacosa Theatre. Members and friends of the Association from England, France, Switzerland and Italy will be present, as well as all those interested in the European route.

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Via Francigena of the South, a coordinated strategy for certification

"The Via Francigena del Sud - Appia on its way to certification. Role of the associations": this was the theme at the centre of the meeting organised by the Via Francigena del Sud Committee in the Appia Antica Park on 20th October.

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Carta di Spineto, shared standards and guidelines

The philosopher Spinoza wrote: "The road that leads to knowledge is a road that passes by good meetings" and undoubtedly good and profitable were those that concluded the weekend at the Abbey of Spineto, in Sarteano at the conference "Tuscany on its way ... towards other regions".

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Via Francigena Termale, the project launches in Tuscany

Officially part of Via Francigena termale in Tuscany. The project, presented on 10th October at the headquarters of the Region of Tuscany in Florence, aims to offer a service to those who make the journey and want to broaden the pilgrim experience through a proposal dedicated to well-being.

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Via Francigena Award, deadline extended

The deadline for participation in the literary prize "Intanto Parto ... tales and prose on the road" has been extended. The entries may be sent in until 18th November 2018 (the first deadline was 15th October 2018).

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#CamminainTuscia in Montefiascone, Elisabetta Ferrari's story

The Chamber of Commerce of Viterbo organised #CamminainTuscia from 3rd to 10th October 2018: the third edition of the route along the Via Francigena: 120km on foot in Tuscia.

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'Hospitale' inaugurated in Lamporo

On 22nd September the new 'Hospitale' for Via Francigena pilgrims was inaugurated in Lamporo (VC).

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I Love Francigena takes Emilia Romagna by storm

Success for the 2018 edition of "I Love Francigena" in Emilia-Romagna. The event-trip along the Emilian stretch of Sigeric’s route sold out.

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Viterbo, the pilgrim benediction ceremony

In the Church of San Pellegrino, in the historical and medieval centre of Viterbo, the Pilgrim's Benediction (of the pouch and bordone) will be celebrated.

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Territorial Cultural Tourism, competition for a Master’s at the University of Parma

The announcement for a 1st level Master's Degree in "Cultural Tourism of the Territories" 2018-19 has been published on the University of Parma website, aimed at graduates or Master’s graduates who intend to qualify in the field of cultural tourism. They will become able to elaborate territorial development strategies to support public bodies or private companies.

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SantiaGoToRome on it's way to Italy

The first part of the SantiaGoToRome project was successful: Sara Pezzuto set over 2000 signposts with the red arrow indicating the road to Rome along the Spanish section of the Camino de Santiago.

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Siena, the World Francigena Ultramarathon postponed to 27th and 28th October

The World Francigena Ultramarathon will now take place on 27th and 28th October. The event has been postponed for a week compared to the initial date (20-21 October) due to the extraordinary Palio of the city of Siena.

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France, important agreement with the FFRP towards the promotion of the Via Francigena

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre (FFRP) have signed an agreement with the goal of enhancing and promoting the Via Francigena in France.

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Walk For Research, along the Francigena for Fondazione Bambino Gesù

On 8th September 2018 the new Walk For Research project was kicked off by Alessandro Ronald Sabelli in collaboration with ASD Stone Tower.

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Pro Loco Union, the "Francesco a Francesco" relay

There are 16 stages and 266 kilometres to the fifth edition of the "Francesco a Francesco" relay. The journey will start on 19th September from St. Peter's Square in Rome and will end on 4th October in Assisi, the day dedicated to the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy.

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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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