Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Events

Great success for the first South Francigena Marathon

1,200 people took part in the South Francigena Marathon on 28th April. The first edition of the event along the Via Francigena of the South was a success, with high levels of participation and enthusiasm! 

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I LOVE FRANCIGENA: PILGRIMS COMMITTED TO THE ROUTE

"A pilgrim has many rights and as many responsibilities". We have seen today in a concrete action, when a group of twenty people slowly travelled along the Via Francigena from Santa Cristina to Orio Litta and continued towards Piacenza, on 10 and 11 June 2017 committed to an engaging project: "I Love Francigena". The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and Itineraria organised this project: a travel event to raise awareness among route enthusiasts in cleaning the route and maintaining the signage. The twenty pilgrims, led by the representatives of the two associations and armed with gloves and bags, walked along the European Cultural Route, becoming users and at the same time its protectors. Walking along the two stages in Lombardy, a prelude before entering the Emilia region, you slowly approach the Po river, always visible from the top of the embankment, which flows lazily along the Po Valley. The path offers a panoramic view of the Po valley landscapes that never stops: the farmhouses and the various colours of the cultivated fields follow one another and alternate in a fascinating polychromy that accompanies the pilgrim along his journey. Walking these stage you see hostels, welcoming travellers with friendship and hospitality, and pilgrims, travelling alone or in couples, who share their experiences and create bonds between people. The two days hike had a great success and excellent results. The second edition is already scheduled for 24 and 25 June 2017, which has the same objectives. Read more about the event here. Luca Faravelli View the video of this event!

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I Love Cammini Emilia Romagna, Twelve Walks to Discover the Territory

Twelve easy and free walks to discover the territory, accompanied by AIGAE guides (Associazione italiana guide escursionistiche). "I Love Cammini Emilia-Romagna" will debut on 15th June, the slow-paced excursion calendar, to experience historical routes of Emilia Romagna from Piacenza to Rimini.

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I Love Francigena in France, Four Events on the Road

After the success of the Italian events, I Love Francigena will take place in France for the first time. With 4 days of walking between Champlitte and Bucey-lès-Gy (Haute-Saône), from 18th May to 8th June 2019.

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I Love Francigena’s registration is full, awaiting the two events in Emilia Romagna

On 8th September the “I Love Francigena” debuts in Emilia Romagna, the first two days of walking along the Emilian leg of Sigeric’s route.

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I love Francigena, two days on foot in Emilia Romagna

 On the 8th and 15th September 2018 the European Association of Vie Francigene (EAVF), in collaboration with APT Emilia-Romagna and with the technical support of ItinerAria S.r.l. and Fiorenzuola in Movimento Association has organised "I love Francigena", an event-trip along the Via Francigena that aims to involve walkers.

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In Corte Sant'Andrea and Orio Litta, Pilgrim Festival - Ultreya! 2019

The Sigerico Laudense Company has organised the Pilgrim Festival - Ultreya! 2019 for the 14th and 15th September.

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Inauguration of the plaque for "Roulons pour l'Espoir"

The brave cyclists of "Roulons pour l'Espoir" have inaugurated a commemorative plaque of their journey of August 2017, in aid of sick children. It can be found in front of the hospital in Pontarlier, the starting point of the pilgrimage that brought them to Rome by bike.

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Intanto parto, "L'albero della Grande Strada Bianca" by Ludovica Zenti wins in Pontremoli

The prize for the “under 25” section of “Intanto parto. Racconti e parole in cammino", the literary competition to narrate journeys along the Via Francigena and other routes.

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Invisible energies – Walking from Milan to Rome

"Invisible energies – Walking from Milan to Rome" is an exciting title that tells the story of a journey; a route undertaken and narrated by protagonists that wanted to retrace the Via Francigena starting at the Cathedral of Milan and arriving at St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

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Jack Jaselli and his walking tour, a special stop at Villa Serena

A special stop for Jack Jaselli and the 'Willy The Whale' production troupe for the "Torno a casa a piedi tour" along the Francigena. Last Friday, the singer made a stop at Villa Serena in Montefiascone, province of Viterbo.

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LinC Project: Lombardy on the Road between Real and Digital

Discover Lombardy step by step: the ancient roads, traveled in the past by pilgrims and merchants in the fields and woods, along rivers and lakes. This is an opportunity offered by the LinC - Lombardy in Cammino (Lombardy on the Way) project, to an audience of walkers and travelers, families, youth and schools. All of them share the idea that the journey is an instrument of self-knowledge and of the territory.

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Maintenance Walks on the Via Francigena

After the holiday break, the maintenance walks of the Via Francigena resume. The group of volunteers of the Friends of the Via Francigena Association of Santhià in Piedmont, offers a rich calendar of excursions led by Marcello Vallese staring 22 January 2020.

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Markets and Traders along the Via Francigena - the Sarzana Conference

The Via Francigena, a cultural route of the Council of Europe and a pilgrimage itinerary, has been considered one of the main trade routes since the Middle Ages. On this topic, on 30 November 2019, the conference took place in Sarzana in the hall of the Municipal Council of the Town Hall.

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Meeting of the European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination

The European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination (CECTI) returns to meet for common projects aimed at the development of the international Francigena route.

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Monte Sant'Angelo Conference relaunches the Via Romea Francigena - a new Euro-Mediterranean Route

Three days of intense debates, studies and discussions with international experts during the conference "Via Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago and Jerusalem" have just concluded. The conference was organized by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways, Apulia Region and the University of Bari.

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On the cycle path from La Storta to San Pietro, Valorizziamo Veio hike a success

On Sunday 9th June the traditional "On the road to Rome along the Via Francigena - last section from La Storta to San Pietro" walk was once again successful, organised by Valorizziamo Veio association.

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Our Francigena, comparison of the leading areas

In Florence on the 23rd February, the final "La nostra Francigena", or "Our Francigena", conference will take place. 

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Our Francigena, meeting in Lucca

After the meetings at Fucecchio, Pontremoli and Siena, "La nostra Francigena. Territori protagonisti del tempo delle scelte" (Our Francigena) will also take place in Lucca, in the Ducal Palace. 

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Outdoor Expo, the Via Francigena in Bologna with routes around Emilia Romagna

 The sports and tourism fair, Outdoor Expo, returns to Bologna on the 1st and 3rd March.

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