Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Slow traveller

"I Walk in Italy" campaign: support for slow tourism at the time of the coronavirus

A campaign has been launched to make a concrete contribution to restart Italian tourism and attract attention of Italians and foreigners towards slow tourism that allows you to experience a holiday in close contact with nature: that of walking and cycling trips.

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"La Via Della Storia", a film about a beautiful journey along the southern Via Francigena

An exciting story narrating about a beautiful journey along the southern Via Francigena is presented by a  Docu-Film " La Via Della Storia

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"We Walk for cancer", a pilgrim's tale

Trekking across Europe is a dream for most Australians! But my sister, Sue McGann and I have turned those dreams into reality - a global journey for a worthy cause!

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'Hospitale' inaugurated in Lamporo

On 22nd September the new 'Hospitale' for Via Francigena pilgrims was inaugurated in Lamporo (VC).

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'Torno a Casa a Piedi' Tour, Jack Jaselli's Stops along the Francigena

Jack Jaselli's "Torno a casa a piedi tour" from Pavia to Rome will begin on 16th April. The singer, born in Milan and raised travelling the world, is ready to tour his last album "Torno a Casa" with a journey along the Francigena.

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10 tips for organizing your trip along the Via Francigena

Currently we are taking an advantage of having free time to thoroughly organize our next journey along the Via Francigena – a preparation stage often left out by some walkers.

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A mural on the Via Francigena in Bollengo

The road is long and full of expectations: this is the title of the mural created by Eugenio Pacchioli for the municipality of Bollengo (TO) along the Via Francigena.

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A new association Amici della via Francigena di Viterbo is established

To respond to an ever increasing number of pilgrims along the Via Francigena in the area, the parish of Santa Maria Nuova from historic center of Viterbo, founded a friends association Amici della via Francigena di Viterbo.

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Andrea Devicenzi's Journey Continues, his Fourth stage from Montale to Berceto

Step by step, Andrea Devicenzi, the Paralympic athlete, is travelling the 1,000km from the Great St Bernard Pass in Valle d'Aosta to St Peter's in Rome. With his leg, two crutches, and sponsors, Parmovo, BMW, Quixa and Dama Abbigliamento.

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Andrea Devicenzi, the paralympic athlete on the road along the Francigena

After his experience along the Way of St. Francis in 2018, the Paralympic athlete, Andrea Devicenzi, is ready to get back on the road.

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Association Via Francigena in Tuscia di Viterbo celebrates its first birthday!

Association Via Francigena in Tuscia di Viterbo is celebrating its first birthday! The association was born from a dream of two pilgrims who have travelled the Camino de Santiago and the Via Francigena and wanted to embrace pilgrims’ legacy on the territory of Tuscia – an historic area in the region of Latium with a capital in the city of Vitebro.

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Belgium discovers the southern Via Francigena

The new edition of the Belgian magazine "Les Sentiers de Grande Randonnée" embraces the Via Francigena of the South.

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Brewery San Gimignano: a Journey of Taste

"Each of our beer, with its inspiration, label and name, is a tribute to a certain way of walking or traveling, a particular mood that accompanies the pilgrim, a special way of discovering the world".

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Compagnia dei Cammini along the Via Francigena

Spreading walking culture, moving to rediscover contact with ourselves and the world, in the sphere of responsible tourism. The Compagnia dei Cammini is one of the most important reference points for slow tourism experiences in Italy and the Mediterranean.

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Cycle path and pilgrim hostel, the future Francigena will pass Felegara

A cycle path to safely travel the route, a hostel for 25 pilgrims and a museum dedicated to the Francigena. Felegara, fraction of the municipality of Medesano, is ready to bet on slow tourism thanks to the realisation of important projects.

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DigitaLife and the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Vie Francigene is the partner of DigitaLife, a project for a collective film which will tell the story of the changes which have occured in the last twenty years from a perspective aimed towards the future.  The venture will be realised mainly thanks to the videos sent in by members of the public.

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Discovering the Via Francigena in France

The french part of the Via Francigena is not as famous as the italian part. 

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EAVF exhibits at the 17th edition of the fair "Fa’ la cosa giusta!" in Milan

Again in 2020 the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) takes part in "Fa’ la cosa giusta!"  ("Do the right thing!"), a fair of responsible consumption and sustainable lifestyle, which takes place on 6 - 8 March 2020 in Milan, Italy.

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Elisa Peruzzi, 2800km on foot towards the ocean

She left from Desenzano del Garda to reach the ocean on 25th February. It is not her first journey on foot alone, but this time she's headed towards the unknown, along unfamiliar streets and with so many projects in her backpack.

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Facilitating EU transnational tourism flows for seniors and young people in the low and medium seasons

This call for proposals aims at strengthening the competitiveness of the European tourism sector by encouraging the extension of the tourism season and by increasing internal mobility of seniors and young people. CoE Cultural Routes are considered important stakeholders for supporting the creation of these products.

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