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.
The initiative, realised with the support of APT Emilia Romagna, has permitted verification and management of the route, from the Guado del Po to the Passo della Cisa, two landmarks of Sigeric’s route.
"We have verified the status of the route in Emilia Romagna and no particular problems have emerged - explains Sami Tawfik, EAVF project manager - where necessary we intervened by strengthening the adhesive signs. These days were also an opportunity to meet with the tourist information offices and people of the territory dedicated to the development of the Via Francigena".
"We were really happy and proud of the important task that has been entrusted to us by the EAVF: the signage is a fundamental step of the journey - adds Daniela Ceresa for Fiorenzuola in Motion - It was a wonderful experience that led us to rediscover the places between Piacenza and Fidenza. From one sticker to another we crossed our countryside in full splendour and the town crossed by the route".
Step by step, between stickers and smiles, volunteers and EAVF staff members met many pilgrims on the road, enthusiastic about the initiative. "These days have allowed us to prepare the ground for the two walks in September which will be followed by a further verification of the route," adds Tawfik.
On 8th and 15th September the "I Love Francigena in Emilia Romagna" project will be brought to life. The travel event organised by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), in collaboration with APT Emilia-Romagna, with the technical support of ItinerAria S.r.l. and Fiorenzuola in Movimento, will see the walkers along the Emilia-Romagna stretch of the Francigena. More information on the programme and registration will be announced in the next few days on the website www.viefrancigene.org, https://camminiemiliaromagna.it and https://www.viefrancigene.org/en/I-love-francigena/