Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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Mystery and Flames in Lucera

The title of the event gives notice of the union between history and art. The event is organised and represented by the public Theatre of Puglia and it foresees the depiction, with the combination of music and dance, of the holy and profane theme (according to current vision of the pain culture) of the theatre mysteries. These had a great circulation during the Middle Ages, and were the representation of the holy themes of Christianity for the popular and uneducated class, according to the so-called “Biblia pauperum”.

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New Gadgets along the Via Francigena

In response to the growing demand of walkers, tourists and pilgrims, the company Idea-Marketing of Rivergaro (PC), in collaboration with the European Association of the Via Francigena, is launching a new line of exclusive products with the official brand AEVF, dedicated to those who love traveling slow along the Francigena Ways and Cultural Routes.

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On the Via Francigena from Aosta Valley to Tuscany with Meridiani Cammini

The May edition of the magazine Meridiani Cammini is dedicated to the stretch of the Via Francigena from the Grand Saint Bernard Pass to Lucca, one of the most picturesque routes in Italy.

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Pilgrims return to Cadeo after 900 years

A new project that enhances the territory and the ancient path in Cadeo has been launched. After nine centuries Cadeo welcomes pilgrims with a new hostel. The official opening of the Ospitale Ca’ Dei, the hostel dedicated to pilgrims traveling along the Via Francigena, took place on Sunday 19 July 2020.

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Pilgrims’ welcome restarts!

Travel along the Via Francigena restarts and many reception facilities reopen.

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Romeo, 10 years old, travels on foot from Palermo to London along the Via Francigena

He left at dawn on Saturday 18 July and arrived in Viterbo in the morning, where we met him for a video interview. He is walking the Via Francigena together with his father to reach his grandmother in London and to raise awareness of migration and environment. It is Romeo’s Big Journey, who today made a stop in Italian Viterbo. The young pilgrim is challenged by a march of 2800 kilometres, supported by many messages of solidarity and hope.

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Sustainable transnational tourism products. New call for supporting Cultural Routes

The main objective of this call is to strengthen competitiveness of the European tourism sector as well as its sustainability by encouraging diversification of the supply of tourist services and products.

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The Tuscan Francigena: numbers, routes and projects

The Francigena was introduced for the first time in 1994. The region of Tuscany has developed the enhancement of the stretch located in its area since 2004 and in the past years has continued develop this European cultural route.

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The final results of the Eurovelo 5-Via Romea Francigena project at Bike Brussels 2017 Fair

The final results of the Eurovelo 5 Via Romea Francigena project will be presented on the occasion of the Bike Brussels 2017 Fair, on 15th September

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The first 30 kilometres of the Via Francigena!

In the last weeks we "virtually" discovered the entire Via Francigena, starting with the Via Francigena of the South, then continuing with the northern Italian path, the Swiss route and then the French path last week.

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Time Left to Take Part in "Gargano DOC - Scuola del Cinema sui Cammini e gli Itinerari Culturali"

There are still a few days left for video makers, walkers and travellers to take part in the 2019 edition of "Gargano DOC - Documentary School on Paths and Cultural Routes", to be held from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July 2019 in the former Sansone Barracks at the Umbra Forest and in various locations of the Gargano National Park.

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Traveling with 7 children along the Via Francigena: story of the De Camburg family

On 12 July a Breton family travelling from French Briançon arrived in Vercelli with their seven children: a team ranging from 8-month-old Maria up to 12-year-old Flavia, the eldest.

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Tuscany Quintessence, the Via Francigena on the Back of an E-Bike

Tuscany Quintessence is a Tour Operator created by Tuscan travel enthusiasts, specializing in tours with e-bikes, the pedal-assisted bicycle.

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VII Forum of the Via Francigena Municipalities starts in Monteriggioni: "Via Francigena. Work in Progress"

2020 opens with the traditional meeting in Monteriggioni, Italy - the annual Via Francigena Forum of the Municipalities along the route.  The 7th edition of the Forum is called "Via Francigena. Work in progress" and takes place on 1 February in the monumental complex of Abbadia Isola.

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Via Francigena International Arts Festival

The walk as pursuit, spirituality, a process of growing but also listening, along which discover once more the values and traditions of a certain territory.The Francigena International Arts Festival is back in the Tuscan part of the Via Francigena, in the district of Lucca.

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cutting-edge innovation hubs

The consortium led by the University of Vigo, including the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF in partnership with 15 cutting-edge innovation hubs is granted a prestigious HORIZON 2020 call. The grant of the European Commission is given to implement the project “rurALLURE - Promotion of rural museums and heritage sites in the vicinity of European pilgrimage routes.

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“Unlikely Pilgrim": a year of walking pilgrimages around the world

Unlikely Pilgrim": a year of walking pilgrimages around the world is a fascinating project promoted by Masha Vapnitchnaia, a travel and lifestyle writer living in New York City. On June 1st she will  begin a year of walking ancient roads around the world. The first pilgrimage will be the Via Francigena, from Canterbury to Rome.  

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