Walking

"Radio Francigena" is a multimedia project ispired by the Via Francigena

"Radio Francigena" is a multimedia project presented in three languages (English, French and Italian) inspired by the Via Francigena as a melting pot of culture, history, traditions and tourism, that will develop an indestructible heritage of a Europe that has always been united and bound to universal, Christian and libertarian values.

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"World Francigena Ultramarathon" 120 km along Sigeric’s ancient route

Everything is ready for the "World Francigena Ultra Marathon" in Siena: the first walker's marathon that touches the most beautiful villages of Tuscany and Lazio.  On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October starting in Siena, it will be a unique experience of 120km to discover the breath-taking views at a slow pace, white roads and trails along the Via Francigena.  

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20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALPINE SEGMENT OF THE VIA FRANCIGENA

The alpine segment of the Via Francigena has been partially built and open to pilgrims 20 years ago. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the “Compagnons” of the Via Francigena organised a commemorative festival on the 2nd September 2017, at the Great St. Bernard hill.

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69-year-old walking Canterbury to Rome

Mary Kirk, a 69-year-old woman from Suffolk England, is currently walking ‘phase two’ of her pilgrimage Canterbury to Rome.  Mary is an inspiration in determination as she returns to the Francigena after having had to stop in Vercelli due to a knee injury in the spring of this year. 

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Acquapendente to Montefiascone Marathon

On the road along the Via Francigena from Acquapendente to Montefiascone with the Australian pilgrim Carol Neville. A journey discovering the "camino" during the "Francigena Marathon" event.

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An Education on the Via Francigena for the international Press

The Via Francigena is at the centre of an educational experience presented to eleven journalists of international standing and involving the city of Siena.

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Born The Belgium Via Francigena Association

The Belgium Via Francigena Association is born in collaboration with AEVF. The network aims to promote and facilitate the journeys to Rome starting from Belgium.

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Charity walk on the Via Francigena UK, 16 April, 2016

The first annual charity walk on the UK section of the VF, Canterbury to Dover, held on 16 April, was a great success.  The event was organised by Julia Peters, Canterbury Representative of the CPR, and Martina Gannon, who had walked with Julia for the last 100 KM of the VF to Rome in 2015.  44 individuals walked the full 20 miles, raising £2,100 for the charity Save the Children. 

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EAVF in Thessaloniki: meeting on the Via Egnatia on 13 and 14 September

On 13 and 14 September the second partnership meeting of the project “From Europe to Turkey on Foot (Preparation of a European cultural route between Europe and Turkey)” will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece).

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Europe to Turkey on Foot

Turkey’s Culture Routes Society (CRS) is an NGO, which was established in 2012 in order to develop, maintain and promote culture routes and use them as a stimulus for rural development.

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European Francigena Marathon: Registration for the 6th edition opens the 10th January

2018 promises to be a year full of marathons on the Italian Via Francigena. From the 10th January 2018 you can register online for the sixth edition of the European Francigena Marathon scheduled for Sunday 27th May 2018.

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From Canterbury to Dover, Charity Walk on the Via Francigena

On 7 October, 2017 the second charity walk in aid of Save the Children took place on the Via Francigena UK (Canterbury to Dover).  The event raised £770 with gift aid for Save the Children, supporting their important work in providing essentials such as food and clothing, as well as education, for many vulnerable children across the world.

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Great Success of the Francigena Ultramarathon

On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October, 700 trekkers put their best foot forward to take part in the Francigena Ultramarathon, the 4 routes along the Via Francigena between Tuscany and Lazio. 

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Henning Bechmann on the Via Francigena: from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome in 20 days

Henning Bechmann, Danish sports expert and marathon, started his last personal business in June

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Homogenisation of the Via Francigena in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

2018 brings great news for "Romei" hikers along the Via Francigena in France.

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I Love Francigena

Three weekend walks in June – free and open to all – on the Lombard tract of the Via Francigena. The aim is to work together towards the cleaning and maintenance of the great Italian itinerary.

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Meeting of the European Interregional Committee for the coordination of the Via Francigena

0n 27th May took place a meeting of the European Interregional Committee for the coordination of the Via Francigena. The meeting was organised by EAVF, in collaboration with the regions along the Via Francigena.

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My relationship with the backpack and the passion for walks. Soon I’ll leave again.

It is during July that my desire to leave, to get on the ‘way’ arrives.  The destination?  Almost always I decide in the spring, although the journey in my head begins much earlier.

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New accessibility in the Cathedral of Fidenza: the Via Francigena for all

The route of the Via Francigena crossing Europe from Canterbury to Rome, has several stages that have particular artistic, cultural and religious value: Fidenza is one of these places, enhanced by the presence of its Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum.

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New pilgrim services at Centro San Lorenzo in Rome

As of 20 June, 2016 the Ad Limina Petri, located at 24 Via Pfeiffer, at the Centro San Lorenzo in Rome, began offering reception services to pilgrims.

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