Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Events

Piacenza: a Cross Road for the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April, the managers of over twenty cultural routes will meet in Piacenza, at the headquarters of the Politecnico.

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Pilgrim Stamp Presented in Gropello Cairoli

The 1st May was a day of celebration in Gropello Cairoli. Blessed with nice weather, lots of people took part in the family walk, together with the muncipality of Dorno, called "The Via Francigena meets Via delle Gallie".

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Politics on the Way, Tuscany meets with the other regions

"Tuscany on the Way ... to the other regions. Regional policies on paths and cultural routes in the regions of central Italy". This is the theme of the two meetings scheduled for 18th and 19th October at the Abbey of Spineto in Sarteano (Siena).

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Pro Loco Union, the "Francesco a Francesco" relay

There are 16 stages and 266 kilometres to the fifth edition of the "Francesco a Francesco" relay. The journey will start on 19th September from St. Peter's Square in Rome and will end on 4th October in Assisi, the day dedicated to the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy.

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Religion, volunteering and hiking along the Tuscan Via Francigena

Friday 1st June, "Toscana in Cammino" will take place, the cycle of events organised by the European Association of the Vie Francigene (EAVF) and the region of Tuscany.

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Routes4U photo competition

From 31st of July to 30 of September, take part in the Routes4U photo competition and have a chance to win an Interrail pass to travel through Europe!

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SantiaGoToRome on it's way to Italy

The first part of the SantiaGoToRome project was successful: Sara Pezzuto set over 2000 signposts with the red arrow indicating the road to Rome along the Spanish section of the Camino de Santiago.

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September and the "I Love Cammini Emilia Romagna" hikes

The "I Love Cammini Emilia-Romagna" initiative continues in September with a rich calendar of excursions.

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Siena, the World Francigena Ultramarathon postponed to 27th and 28th October

The World Francigena Ultramarathon will now take place on 27th and 28th October. The event has been postponed for a week compared to the initial date (20-21 October) due to the extraordinary Palio of the city of Siena.

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SienaFrancigena: walking along the Pilgrim’s path

Our autumnal appointment with #SienaFrancigena returns once more: travelling along the urban tract of the 'Via dei Pellegrini'.  The appointment to discover the places and stories of the city is planned for Sunday 3rd September and will proceed until the 15th October

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SloWays and the EAVF in the heart of the Tuscan Francigena

SloWays and the European Association of Vie Francigene (EAVF) are walking together in the heart of Tuscany.

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Slow Happy Hour, aperitifs dedicated to cultural routes

Our dates with slow travel return: from the 25th January 2018 the Gogol' Hostel in Milan will dedicate one evening per month to a "Slow Happy Hour", a 4 series event dedicated to the great routes.

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South Francigena Marathon,the first slow-paced marathon beyond Rome

2019 completes the series of Francigena marathons. The 28th April brings the South Francigena Marathon, the first non competitive walk which takes participants to the discovery of the Francigena of the South along the sections of Velletri and Rome.

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Step by step, discovering the Via Francigena

"Step by step" returns this year to take participants on a discovery of the Piacenza territory of the Via Francigena.

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TV Show "COTTO E MANGIATO" Brings Via Francigena to TV

The Via Francigena is back screen. On 5 December 2019 on Italia 1, in the TV programme "Cotto e Mangiato" the section "Menù in bici" was dedicated to the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, focused on history, nature and eno-gastronomy.

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Territories, hamlets and hikes: the long Festival walk continues

The eighth edition of the European Festival of the Vie Francigena continues along a road rich with signage which promotes initiatives in the territories crossed by the cultural routes of the Council of Europe. Hundreds of events have animated the territories, communities and hamlets since the beginning of the summer focusing on the theme of “Paths. Food of the Soul”.

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The 2nd Edition of Festival "Mònde – Festival of Cinema and Routes"

The 2nd edition of "Mònde - Festival of Cinema and Routes " - whose name refers to its host city - Monte Sant'Angelo and at the same time recalls the word "world" in French, reflecting its larger dimension and universal value - was presented on 1 October 2019 at a press conference in Bari, in the Conference Room of the Presidency of the Apulia Region.

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The Action Plan of the Tuscany Region for development of the Via Francigena celebrates 10 years: the Conference in Florence

On Friday 22 November 2019 the Tuscany region in collaboration with the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways will hold a conference “10 years of the Tuscan Francigena Action plan. Perspectives, critical issues, experiment results".

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The EAVF at the International Workshops on Religious Tourism in Fatima

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways attended the International Workshops on Religious Tourism held last March 7 in Fatima (Portugal).

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The European Institute of Cultural Routes celebrates its 20th anniversary

The European Institute of Cultural Routes, technical agency of the Program "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe", celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018.

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