Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Events

The European Via Francigena meets in Monteriggioni

The parts of Europe crossed by the Via Francigena are meeting in Monteriggioni for the sixth edition of the Forum "Comuni in Cammino".

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The Francigena and Art, painting and plastic art competition

 There's still time until 31st July to participate in the competition announced by Fondazione Centro Arti Visive di Pietrasanta: "Hiking: the struggle, joy, and sharing of this internal experience".

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The South Francigena Marathon, 42km from Velletri to Roma

Great enthusiasm and turnout for the presentation of the South Francigena Marathon.

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The Tuscan Francigena, the first homogeneous touristic product

The 'Tuscan Via Francigena' will be the first homogeneous touristic product launched since the regional law came into force.

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The Via Francigena Meeting with Emilia Romagna in Rimini

A meeting with the Via Francigena in Riminiwill take place from 18th to 24th August. In the institutional stand of the region of Emilia Romagna (Pavilion A3, Position A3.09) coordinated by APT Services Emilia Romagna, the routes are the protagonists of numerous events.

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The Via Francigena and the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe exhibition in Paris

On 17th June in Paris, the exhibition on cultural routes of the Council of Europe was inaugurated at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture, where the Via Francigena, certified in 1994, stands out.

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The Via Francigena and the International Tourism Exchange

The Via Francigena returns to the BIT, International Tourism Exchange, programmed the 11th to 13th February in Milan.

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The Via Francigena at the "Salon du Randonneur" in Lyon

From 22nd to 24th March the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in the 13th edition of "Salon du Randonneur", a meeting dedicated to hikers in France in Lyon.

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The Via Francigena at the Fidenza Decathlon

The bad weather didn't stop this promotional event of the Via Francigena.

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The Via Francigena in Lombardy: meeting in Pavia with the Province, mayors and cultural and tourism stakeholders

A meeting of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and of the Province of Pavia with Mayors and cultural and tourism stakeholders on the Via Francigena took place on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at the headquarters of the Province of Pavia in Piazza Italia.

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The Via Francigena in Lombardy: the First Project Presentation in Somaglia

The first of two presentations of the project “Via Francigena in the Lombardy Region. Towards the UNESCO World Heritage candidacy " was held on 4 September 2019 at the Covazzi Castle in Somaglia, the province of Lodi.

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The Via Francigena meets in Bari on 18 October 2019 for the EAVF General Assembly

The General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways will take place on Friday 18 October 2019.

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The Via Francigena of Sigeric from Pontarlier to Orbe by Carol Neville

Recently I joined officials from the EAVF and AIVF for two days of walking in the Jura. The walk focused on Antifern, stage 56, ofSigeric’s journey from Rome to Canterbury. 

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The Via Francigena on 'Geo'

The Via Francigena returns to Geo, the programme on Rai3, which explores nature, routes and slow tourism. The show is presented by Sveva Sagramola with Emanuele Biggi in charge of photography.

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The Via Francigena parchment, testament to history

On Saturday 21st July at the Abbey Museum of Abbadia San Salvatore the facsimile of the 4th May 876 parchment was presented, the oldest known written attestation of the Via Francigena.

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The recovered Cathedral: the route revealed by its sacred sculptures.

The restoration of the splendid antelamic face of the Cathedral of Fidenza has now finished.  The statues and the low reliefs, sculpted during the XII and XIII centuries are brought to light once more, directing pilgrims on the Via Francigena who, after months of strenuous work, can find themselves before a jewel of the historical route.   

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Trail Angels: Volunteers on a Maintenance Mission along the Via Francigena in Piemont

Trail Angels in action on the Via Francigena in Piedmont! A group of volunteers from the Associazione Amici della Via Francigena di Santhià  (Association Friends of the Via Francigena of Santhià) together with Mr Marcello Vallese went on a field mission to take care of the route maintenance in the Biella area.

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Travel to Apulia for the project ‘Italy-Greece-Turkey on Foot’

On 27 May – 1 June 2019 the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways has conducted a study visit to the Apulia region in the framework of the cooperation project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’.

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UK and Italian Soroptimists walked along Francigena Way

UK and Italian Soroptimists walked their local sections of the Via Francigena to celebrate international friendship and International Women’s Day. The ancient pilgrims route goes between Canterbury and Rome.

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Ultramarathon, the 32km route from Radicofani to Acquapendente returns in December

The 32km World Francigena Ultramarathon from Radicofani to Acquapendente will return on the 9th December 2018. 

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