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!
During our first ten LIVE meetings on the EAVF Facebook page we discovered various sections of the route and discussed the philosophy of the journey. These broadcasts saw an extraordinary participation and interaction: more than 150,000 people from all over the world were reached!
That is why we decided to continue organising live meetings. Enormous public interest in the topics discussed made us understand how useful and necessary it is to "meet" each other to talk about what makes us feel good and which concerns our near future on walking and cycling itineraries!
The interest and participation in 5 off-calendar events about the Via Francigena of the South has also been extraordinary. We thank our pilgrims and walkers for their participation!
We are approaching the upcoming cycle of broadcasts as concrete and operational as possible to share new state directives and measures. The Via Francigena countries are preparing for a new phase of a partial reopening and we are confident that we can move the muscles this summer although with some limits. That is why we want to think together with you about potential solutions for critical issues facing slow tourism, such as hospitality, use of masks, managing guided groups etc.
We do not pretend to give exhaustive answers, as the future scenario is still too uncertain and we would not have an authority and expertise in some areas, however, together we can develop some creative ideas and proposals on how to move on and to contribute solving critical issues that arise.
All of this will be discussed in live broadcasts we have chosen to offer you!
We also add six thematic meetings dedicated to the route’s final destination or let us rephrase – final destinations along the Via Francigena: Canterbury, Rome, Bari, Monte Sant'Angelo, Brindisi and Santa Maria di Leuca.
Next meetings will talk to travellers, cyclists and enthusiasts along the European Via Francigena with the direct emissions conducted in different languages depending on the guests.
Luca Bruschi, EAVF director and Angelofabio Attolico, EAVF technical manager for the Via Francigena in the South will coordinate the broadcasts.
Below is LIVE calendar, always at 18:00 on our Facebook page:
Friday 8 May
"Via Francigena et Chemins de Compostelle: ce qui le differencie et ce qui les rapproche” with Didier Morel, President of the association Arras Compostelle Francigena, Hubert Douilly, pilgrim et association member Arras Compostelle Francigena et Martine Gautheron, EAVF vice-president
Tuesday 12 May
"Une traversée de l'Italie par un professeur d'histoire: la Via Francigena d'Aoste à Otrante" with Cyprien Mycinski, historian
Friday 15 May
"Plans to leave: TOURISTS 4 FUTURE" with Valentina Miozzo, eco-travel blogger and environmental hiking guide and Stefania Gentili, environmental hiking guide and naturalist
Tuesday 19 May
"Welcome and hospitality. The role of a hospitalero" with Ambra Castellani, B&B manager of Palestro and Samantha Cesaretti, pilgrim reception
Friday 22 May
“Travel blogger on the way. Experience of the Via Francigena" with Silvia Badriotto, Monica Liverani, Mariarita Persichett, travel bloggers
Tuesday 26 May
"Women on the road" with Ilaria Canali, responsible for the national network of women on the road and Roberta Ferraris, author of guides and environmental hiking guide
Friday 29 May
"Route’s accessibility and the Piedmontese Via Francigena along the Montgenèvre variant" with Pietro Scidurlo, president of Free Wheels Onlus and Eleonora Girodo, head of the operational structure of the DMO Val Susa Turismo and Daniela Broglio, director of Turismo Torino
Thursday 4 June
"The Via Francisca del Lucomagno meets the Via Francigena" with Marika Ciaccia, pilgrim and travel blogger and Marco Giovannelli, pilgrim and director of Varese News
Friday 5 June
"The Via Francigena towards the East, on the way to Turkey" with Kate Klow, author of guides and president of the Cultural Route Society and Huseyin Heryurt, manager of the Cultural Route Society
Tuesday 9 June
"The Via Francigena meets the path of St. Olav, European Cultural Route" with Hans Morten, director of St. Olav Ways
Tuesday 16 June
"Cycle 2 Recycle: a cycling project for environmental protection! A 3-month tour and 6,500 km by a cargo bicycle to collect plastic" with Myra Stals, eco-cyclist and founder of Cycle 2 Recycle
Thursday 18 June
"Green Pilgrimage", a European project serving territories and paths, with Catherine Bradley, Kent City Council and Peter Morris, manager of the North Down Ways