Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Slow traveller

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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EAVF webinar: slow tourism and digital communication in the times of Covid-19

The European Association of the Via Francigena launches a cycle of webinars reserved for association’s partners in hospitality sector and Trail Angels friends’ associations.

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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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Festival Vie Francigene, Cristina Menghini's Experience

The 2019 edition of the European Festival "Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2019" is dedicated to the theme "The feminine way. Sensitivity in Human and Natural Landscapes". One experience this year is that of Cristina Menghini, pilgrim, president of the non-profit association Walking on the Via Francigena and environmental hiking guide.

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Francigena art: a mural dedicated to pilgrims in Vetralla

A new mural dedicated to pilgrims beautifies the town of Vetralla and enhances the Via Francigena.

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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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Garmont technical sponsorship of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways

Garmont and the EAVF join forces, united by their passion for walking and a philosophy to go beyond boundaries of the ordinary.
Hence the agreement providing benefits to the Via Francigena pilgrims:  20% discount for the Garmont footwear.

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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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Hikes and Routes, a competition in Donnas for Concession of two Municipal Buildings on the Francigena

The municipality of Donnas in Valle d'Aosta published a competition notice for the concession of the enhancement of buildings owned by Ancienne Maison Communale and Maison Henrielli.

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Home travel along the Via Francigena together with the BBC

In 2019 the BBC aired a television series about the Via Francigena, which followed travel of eight British celebrities who walked along the route from Martigny to Rome.

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Instagram Live with renowned Italian writer Enrico Brizzi

On 14 May 2020 the AEVF began a series of live broadcasts on Instagram, speaking about routes and their inspirational walkers.

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Interactive Signage in Palestro

Palestro, Francigena rest-stop in the province of Pavia, has new interactive touristic signage. The small hamlet, associate association of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways, installed information signs near its monuments as part of the QR Tour project.

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Latest travel updates from the Via Francigena

The time has come to re-start travel along the Via Francigena with the utmost precaution and a strong sense of responsibility.

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Live broadcast "The Via Francigena towards the East, on the way to Turkey"

The Facebook live broadcast on Friday 5 June will be dedicated to the Via Francigena going East on its way to Turkey and will be conducted in English.

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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 Via Francigena Poster!

Via Francigena watercolour poster with vintage drawings celebrates 3200 km of the European route!

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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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