Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

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University of Toulouse studies the Via Francigena

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in the conclusive study of the "Via Francigena" project realised by the School of Tourism of the "Jean Jaurès" University of Toulouse (Occitania).

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VIII European Festival Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways e Chemins 2018

With over 500 new events and seven years of collaboration, the shared path of the Festival continues, which, now even more welcoming and friendly, has a new name: "VIII European Festival Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways and Chemins 2018".

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Via Eurasia: Route of the routes. Kick off meeting

The kick-off meeting of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ aiming to certify the Via Eurasia as a Council of Europe Cultural Route took place on 16 – 18 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Via Francigena Award, the best stories on the road

The Francigena award meets pilgrims on the road. The three winning stories of the 2017 edition will be supplied for free in the structures that have join the initiative organised and promoted by Betti publishing company.

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Via Francigena By Bike: Training and Rules for Cycling Tourism

On 12 December in Siena, at Palazzo Patrizi, was held a conference, organized by the City of Siena with the support of the Tuscany Region, Toscana Promozione Turistica and the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), entitled "The Via Francigena by bike. The economic opportunities of cycling in the territory of Siena".

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Via Francigena for Future: EAVF Supports the Environment

The theme of respect and protection of the environment, as well as the climate change, is at the center of the world's media. The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), on the occasion of the 3rd Global Strike For Future on 27 September 2019, reiterated its total support for the movement with the slogan "Via Francigena for Future".

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Via Francigena nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List: application development

The high-level consultation meeting on the topic of the UNESCO World Heritage candidacy of the Via Francigena route took place on 28 May 2020 by teleconference.

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Via Francigena sustainable furniture competition “Francigena in Comune"

"Francigena in Comune" – a project of the urban regeneration strategy in 6 Municipalities along the historic paths in the Italian province of Piacenza - announces winners of the competition for the design of sustainable furniture for tourists and pilgrims.

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Via Francigena, a year of walking marathons

2018 will be the banner year for marathons along the Italian Via Francigena. Between a strengthened format and some developments, Sigeric's ancient route will welcome thousands of hikers ready to traverse some of the most evocative legs of the route.

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Via Francigena, the Confesercenti Parma 2020 Project

On July 14th, at the headquarters of Confesercenti Parma, the project of historical research and tourist development “La Via Francigena, spiritual way and way of trade and hospitality” was presented, which is part of the projects connected to the initiatives in course for "Parma 2020, Capital of Italian Culture".

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Via Francigena, the marathon walking season begins

Ready, set, go! With the marathon of Lake Bolsena, scheduled the 29th April, the season of non-competitive walks on the Via Francigena has officially begun.

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Via Francigena: Candidate of the European Cultural Tourism Network

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways has become a candidate of the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) award 2019.

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Vie Francigene European Festival, new edition with 600 events and 4 speakers.

Around 600 events are scheduled for the "9th edition of the Vie Francigene European Festival, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2019", considering the autumn events currently being defined. 

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Vie Francigene Festival: Sofia Bracalenti's Experience

The 2019 edition of the European Festival "Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2019" is dedicated to the theme of "The Feminine Way. Sensitivity in Human and Natural Landscapes ". Our journey with this year's accounts continues with Sofia Bracalenti.

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Walk For Research, along the Francigena for Fondazione Bambino Gesù

On 8th September 2018 the new Walk For Research project was kicked off by Alessandro Ronald Sabelli in collaboration with ASD Stone Tower.

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Walking the Via Francigena to fight addictions

Special pilgrims arrived yesterday in Siena. The Association "Rete passaggio chiave"  (Network key step) deals with the treatment of addictions, and one of the ways in which they do this is through walkig, the mountain therapy.  This time they chose the Via Francigena for their therapy.

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Walking the talk: the value of human rights on the Camino de Santiago

Tourism as an instrument for mutual understanding and sustainable development is at the centre of the international university project “The Value of Human Rights on the Camino de Santiago: Harnessing the Power of Tourism to Promote Cross-Cultural Dialogue and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

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Walks and Routes, 16th April: the deadline for the Santa Margherita call

Until noon of the 16th April 2018 applications to participate in the valorisation lease will be accepted - ex art. 3 bis of the D.L. n. 351/2001, up to 50 years, of the "Former Santa Margherita school" in Strada Santa Margherita 81, S.P. 71, Fidenza, in the province of Parma.

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World Francigena Ultramarathon, 5 Routes and a Welcome Party for Participants

The World Francigena Ultramarathon is approaching. On the 12 and 13 October 2019 a new edition of the non-competitive trekking and Nordic Walking event along the Via Francigena will take place.

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World Francigena Ultramarathon: the 12th and 13th October Trekking and Nordic Walking along Sigeric's Anceint Route

The ancient route will be travelled by pilgrims on 12th and 13th October with the World Francigena UltraMarathon. A non-competitive 120km trekking and Nordic walking hike, which offers five different tracks you can choose from.

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