Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Slow traveller

New signage along the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Dover

Good news from Canterbury and the English route of the Via Francigena. Below is the news from the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome, friends of the EAVF.

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Paralympic athlete Andrea Devicenzi arrives to Rome and meets the Pope

On 1 December 2019 Andrea Devicenzi, Paralympic athlete and Via Francigena ambassador, concluded his journey along the Francigena, having reached St. Peter's Square in Rome after 1000 km journey (Interview Link).

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Publication “Via Francigena For All?”

An important publication "Via Francigena For All?" focused on the route’s accessibility has been recently published on Almatourism, by Pietro Scidurlo and Giulia d'Angeli in collaboration with the association Free Wheels Onlus.

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RE-Departure: the traveller of "tomorrow" and adrenaline rush

We are stuck. Stop with tourism, stop with racing, walking, trekking and sport. Stop with our social relationships, those made of hugs, kisses, dinners, but also of gyms, meetings and conferences.

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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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Route indications during the coronavirus emergency in Italy

With regard to the current COVID-19 emergency, information is shared at European and national level to which EAVF adheres.

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Salvatore, the Via Francigena on Foot to Raise Awareness

Thirty-four days of walking to cover the entire Via Francigena, and then continue through the Magna Via Francigena from Palermo to Agrigento, arriving in Ireland along the Dingle Way.

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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 Association Amici Della Via Francigena Valle Di Susa is Born

The Association Amici Della Via Francigena Valle Di Susa (Association of the Friends of the Via Francigena Valle di Susa) was born in Rivoli. This spontaneous, voluntary and non-profit group consists of local outdoor enthusiasts - marathon runners, Nordic Walking instructors, walkers and pilgrims, who participate in most important events in the Valley of Susa and in the province. 

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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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The Ostello del Teatro in Piacenza opens its doors to pilgrims

With the arrival of summer, the Ostello del Teatro in Piacenza, in via Trento 29, is ready to welcome those who walk along the Francigena.

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The Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome. Our Last Day in Rome. By Carol Neville

On 16th October last year, we found ourselves part of a crowd of around 80 000 people in St Peter’s Basilica Square, Rome.

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The Via Francigena in Salento, an on the road guide

The promotion of the Vie Francigene in the South has developed with cultural production and publication of texts.

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The first official guide of the Via Francigena from Canterbury to the Grand Saint Bernard Pass

The first official guide of the Sigeric’s route from Canterbury to the Grand Saint Bernard Pass with a total of 1,200 km is on sale now.

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The new official website of the Via Francigena

The new website dedicated to the Via Francigena is now available at the address www.viefrancigene.org, with a brand new layout and new technological functions at the service of walkers or cyclists.

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