Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Slow traveller

The new walking season in Puglia, interview with Angelofabio Attolico

The new walking season in Puglia is the fruit of teamwork. From Gargano to Salento, ancient trails and tracts are in the process of being enhanced thanks to the integrated works of Regione Puglia, associations and territories.

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The official Via Francigena guide available in digital format

Terre di mezzo and the European Association of the Vie Francigene present the digital edition of the official guide, available at the app store and the play store in the free “I Percorsi di Terre di mezzo” app.

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The specification for the “Spa offer along the Via Francigena” has been launched, for the creation of a thermal bath touristic product along the ancient Via

The Via Francigena spa is an innovative project launched by the region of Tuscany in collaboration with the European Association of the Vie Francigene and the thermal spa communities along the route or within a range of 15km.

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Tour Operators along the Path: EAVF Partners’ Netwrok Grows

Walking or cycling along the Via Francigena, a few days or entire weeks, independently or with the support of professional guides, alone or in groups - each traveller follows his own inner rhythm.

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Traveling along the Via Francigena. Launching of the new section "Visit Francigena"

"Visit Francigena", the new section of the portal www.viefrancigene.orgspecifically dedicated to those who want to travel along the Via Francigena, is finally on-line. A space created to give value to responsible tourism: a tourism that enhances the cultural, environmental and historical heritage of the historic path, creating opportunities for small enterprises and for a conscious development of the territory.  With "Visit Via Francigena" ( www.visit.viefrancigene.org ), the EAVF website (www.viefrancigene.org) enriches itself with proposals, information and opportunities, aimed at reaching  a wider target of users. 

The website guarantees visibility to welcoming structures both for pilgrims and for tourists, through the use of an intuitive interactive map.  Another important news is represented by the section ”organized trips” that illustrates the touristic offer along the Via Francigena. Www.viefrancigene.org represents now the main European reference for learning and discovering the Via Francigena, thanks to the continuous updating of information, photo galleries and maps of the route. The number of accesses is growing exponentially, approximately 20,000 visitors per month, to which is added the community EAVF on facebook.

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Traveling with Efrén from Canterbury to Rome!

Nowadays we feel the need to find alternative ways to "live" the path and make few stages of the route.

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Tuscan ham PDO on the Via Francigena

On 1 July 2020 a joint social campaign of the Tuscan Ham Consortium and the EAVF will be launched, linking the historic pathway to the flavours of renowned Tuscan Ham of protected designations of origin PDO.

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Via Francigena Entry Point, winter opening hours

The winter opening hours have been established at the "Via Francigena Entry Point" of Lucca.

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Via Francigena LIVE broadcasts!

The EAVF live broadcasts continue to explore the Via Francigena and the worlds of routes and itineraries to accompany you until we start walking again on our beloved paths!

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Via Francigena and Italian hiking routes contribute to the slow tourism relaunch

The Via Francigena can undoubtfully be considered a mother of routes, with its dense historic, cultural and religious elements along the network of itineraries, recognised by the Council of Europe.

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Via Francigena live! 10 live emissions about routes and slow tourism

In these motionless days we would like to feel closer with wayfarers and walkers, that is why we decided to raise voices about the experience of the journey

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Via Francigena – a living route: collection of good practices along the itinerary

Currently the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) is focused on monitoring activities of the itinerary and is therefore collecting good practices along the route from Canterbury to Santa Maria di Leuca,

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Via Francigena, 3rd Edition of the Literary Award "Intanto Parto..Racconti e Parole in Cammino"

The literary prize dedicated to unpublished stories by authors, amateurs and professionals, telling the story of the journey along the Via Francigena and other routes, has come to its 3rd year.

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Via Francigena, a pilgrim hostel in San Germano Vercellese

A new hostel will open along the Via Francigena. On Sunday 8th April at 11:30am, the new pilgrim hostel of the Via Francigena in San Germano Vercellese will be inaugurated.

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Via Francigena, entrusted funds to develop free accommodation

FLORENCE – A regional contribution of 50,000 euros has been put towards the development of free, or so-called 'povera' or poor, accommodation, along the Tuscan Via Francigena.

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Via Francigena, keeping updated with our newsletter

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Via Francigena, the new Terre di Mezzo guides

2018 is a year full of novelties for the Via Francigena guides in Italy. The Terre di Mezzo publishing company, in collaboration with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), has published the first edition in French, dedicated to the stretch from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome.

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Via Francigena: good practices for territorial development

The continuous establishment of Slow Tourism, on foot, by bicycle and on horseback, has encouraged the proliferation of the European paths in the media and, therefore, touristic use, one being the Via Francigena.

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Via Francigena: the St. Bernard Dogs

The Great St. Bernard Pass (2,476 m.), the highest point of the Via Francigena, is inseparably linked to the famous dogs that contributed to its popularity and are related to the image of Switzerland.

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