Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Walking

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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ONE WAY. ONE STEP AFTER THE OTHER.

I walked for four days along the Via Francigena, in the segment from Bolsena to Capranica (in the area of Viterbo). I was together with 18 other people. Old and new acquaintances, united by the will to share a starting point, a journey and a destination.

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Of Churches, Trails and Bell-ringers. The Passo della Cisa on the Via Francigena

Three days and three demanding legs: from Fornovo to Pontremoli, passing through CassioBerceto and the fateful Passo della Cisa. Rucksacks on shoulders and camera in hand, with a great will to walk and discover.  

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On the Road in Salento

The South Cultural Routes project aims to develop and coordinate work to promote pedestrian and cycle routes, from religious to historical routes, from Green Roads to cycle routes and, in general, to all types of slow mobility.

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On the road with the Swiss German Television

The "Sternstunde Religion" editorial office of the Swiss German Television (SRF) will travel along the Via Francigena from 8 to 12 July from Saint-Maurice to Grand-Saint-Bernard.

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Pilgrim hostel inaugurated in San Giovanni Rotondo

The growth of the Southern Francigena continues.  The pilgrim hostel was inaugurated with an info point on the 2nd December in San Giovanni Rotondo, Puglia. 

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Pilgrims Crossing Borders 2015

Pilgrims Crossing Borders: the pilgrim relay from Trondheim to Rome and Jerusalem. The number of participants will vary from one country to the other, and we expect attendance from "long-haul" walkers as well as "day trippers".

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Public consultation to finalize the manual on Europen Common path standards for the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Via Francigena is launching a public consultation open to all public and private organizations as well as experts involved in the enhancement of the Via Francigena in England, Switzerland, France and Italy, in order to collect remarks and eventual suggestions on quality standards along the Via.

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Rest stop for pilgrims near San Minato

A resting point for pilgrims traveling through San Miniato on the Via Francigena.  Just as the Maltini husband and wife had thought, their initiative to provide a small bench on the via Parini street in San Miniato Basso, has, over time, become increasingly more welcoming.  

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The European Pilgrimage Routes for promoting sustainable and quality tourism in rural areas

The event, organised by the University of Florence, the EAVF in cooperation with the Tuscany Region, will take place in Florence from 4 to 6 December 2014.

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The Francigena Way Transmedia Live Show

The‘Francigena Way Transmedia LIVE Show' is an Innovative Multimedia Event that will be broadcast in Live streaming, h24, for about 3 months, along the ancient Via Francigena, and that will also have You as a Protagonist in front of the cameras with a turnover of Storytellers, Guests, and Expertise.

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The Via Francigena on TV with "Kilimanjaro"

The Via Francigena returns to the small screen. On Sunday 4th February, Rai 3 "Kilimangiaro" aired the first of two reports on Sigeric's ancient route which connects Canterbury to Rome.

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The Via Francigena: On the Road with Sigeric in Switzerland

So many pearls that keep together this beautiful necklace made of a dense network of people and villages. And there's so much passion! And then the communication afterwards!’

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The colours of France. The palette of the Via Francigena

The narration of Luca Faravelli on his walking experience along the Via Francigena in France, in the Franche-Comté region.  A personal experience as well as one of work, at the service of the European Association of the Vie Francigene to support the development of the European route. 

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The first guide of the Via Francigena in Switzerland

Writer Monica Nanetti, EAVF close friend, has recently announced her new Via Francigena guidebook for Switzerland on the Action Magazine website.

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Tourism during COVID. Why not recovering tourism with help of the Via Francigena?

 The coronavirus as an opportunity to understand a new way of sustaining tourism activities and approaching the world.

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Via Francigena among 20 routes of "Cammina Italia"

The Sienese part of the Via Francigena has been included in the publication "Cammina Italia" by Ediciclo. The book is available to public from July 2020.

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Via Francigena drafts strategic plan for the Mining Route of Santa Barbara

On July 7, 2020 an agreement was signed between the Foundation of the Mining Route of Santa Barbara, Francigena Service, operating branch of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF, and SL&A Turismo e Territorio to prepare a Strategic Plan of the Mining Route of Santa Barbara in Sardinia.

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