The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways participate in the annual Council of Europe Cultural Routes award.
This year edition is dedicated to the achievements in the field of cultural tourism and sustainable development. The Via Francigena, actively working in these priority areas of the Council of Europe, presented its best practice example to the award - the project "Sosta & Gusta" ("Stop and Taste").
This project is an excellent example of promotion of a territory via its gastronomic heritage. Sosta & Gusta brought together private and public partners from the region of Emilia-Romagna, in particularly the province of Parma, to introduce pilgrims to the famous Parmesan cheese and it's making process.
The results of the award competition will be announced during the Forum on Cultural Routes on 2-4 October 2019 in Sibiu, Romania.