Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Via Francigena of the South has been declared a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

The president of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways Massimo Tedeschi and Stefano Dominioni, executive secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes in Luxembourg, recently contacted the leaders of the Apulia Region to give them the good news.

An interview (in Italian) with Angelofabio Attolico, technical manager of the Via Francigena of the South, can be found by clicking here. Angelofabio is also a member of the Permanent Committee for the Promotion of Tourism in Italy (Mibact) and technical coordinator of the Committee of Routes and Cultural Itineraries of the Apulia Region.

*Errata corrige: the second question (“What are the substantial differences between the medieval road, which allowed pilgrims to reach the ports from where they would embark towards the East, and the contemporary itinerary, recently approved by the European Commission?) mentions the European Commission, but instead it’s supposed to be the Council of Europe.

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