Slow traveller

'Hospitale' inaugurated in Lamporo

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

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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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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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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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From cinema to web, a crowdfunding project for "Le energie invisibili"

After its debut in cinemas, the film "Invisible energies, from Milan to Rome along the Way" is preparing to land online.

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GREAT SUCCESS OF THE 1ST LAKE BOLSENA MARATHON AND OF THE “PILGRIM’S REST”

At the arrival of the Lake Bolsena marathon, the Pilgrim’s Rest was inaugurated at the presence of the Assessor for Culture of Montefiascone Fabio Notazio, of the Vice president of the Municipal Council Rita Chiatti, of the President of the network Villaggio della Tuscia Luigi De Simone and of the executive director of Historia Publisher Elisabetta Ferrari.

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Gropello Cairoli, a Wi-Fi access point for pilgrims

There’s been a new development in the Pavia town of Gropello Cairoli. The Lombard municipality, member of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), has launched a new, free Wi-Fi access point near the main square and town hall.

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Happy Days Memories: from France to Rome by a carriage with three ponies to support the treatment of dementia

Ann Bishops is traveling on the Via Francigena to Rome after starting from Reims in France in September 1st by carriage with three ponies, one of her traveling companion already on the Way of St.James and a cousin with his three children.

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Mediterraid Cammina and the Via Francigena

Many associations surrounding it animate The Via FrancigenaMediterraid Cammina proposes free hikes and a help service along the Lazio tract of Sigeric's route, as well as other paths. 

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New distribution of the credential of the Via Francigena

In order to provide a better service to the growing number of pilgrims, walkers and travellers who request it, a new method for the distribution of the official credential of the Via Francigena is active.

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Raphaël, ex Swiss guard on the road for children with cancer

Hiking the Via Francigena for children with cancer: the pilgrimage of Raphaël Farquet, ex Swiss Guard who is traversing the Italian tract of Sigeric's route. 

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Ristorum, a taste of the Francigena

Welcoming pilgrims and tourists of the Francigena with typical products of the area. This is the philosophy of “Ristorum”, the rest-stops created by Andrea Ceragioli in Tuscany.

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SantiaGoToRome, the collection of funds has begun

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people hike along the Camino de Santiago following the yellow arrows, which indicate the way to Compostela. However, those who want to walk in the other direction find it difficult with no signposts. 

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Tasty stop-offs along the Via Francigena. Discovering P.D.O and P.G.I. products

A new guide to discover the P.D.P and P.G.I products along the Via Francigena. This publication is realized as a special of the Magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes".

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Ten marathons in 7 days: the challenge of Miles Skinner on Via Francigena

Miles Skinner, an English marathon runner, set off from Lucca on the 25th of April for a real challenge: running 420 km, the equivalent of ten marathons, in 7 days, following the Via Francigena from Lucca to Rome. Miles runs to raise funds for the Monte San Martino Trust, an English charity that offers scholarships to deserving Italian students, founded to repay the Italian people who during the World War II gave shelter to allied war prisoners.
AEVF and sloWays have been partners in the organization of the travel, assisting Miles in the itinerary definition and booking of accomodation along the path. 

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The EAVF and Walden Viaggi on foot, the collaboration continues

Travelling on foot is the new face of tourism. More and more people decide to experience walking at a slow pace, to be in contact with nature and culture.

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The EAVF express profond sorrow for the death of the historian Jacques Le Goff

The President of the EAVF, together with the members and the staff are expressing profound sorrow for the death of the illustrious historian Jacques Le Goff, a great friend of the Francigena.

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The European Francigena Marathon by Carol Neville

On Sunday, 27th May, I was privileged to join 2000 pilgrims walking the ancient Via Francigena pilgrim route from Acquapendente to Montefiascone. 

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