On 27 May – 1 June 2019 the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways is conducing a study visit to the Apulia region in the framework of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ which aims on developing a new cultural route Via Eurasia. Stakeholders of the Via Eurasia route and representatives of the Turkish municipalities of Edirne, İzmit and Bursa’s Nilüfer will participate in this trip to learn best practices of hospitality and travellers’ welcome by public and private sectors, discover heritage and nature of this region as well as will to hike along the Via Francigena del Sud.
During the trip the participants will explore the city of Monte Sant’Angelo and its famous Sanctuary dedicated to the Archangel Michael, the town of San Giovanni Rotondo, will hike in the Gargano National Park and along the coast following the Via Francigena del Sud and will end the journey in the crossroads of cultures – Bari.
The project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ is financed by the European Union under the ‘Civil Society Dialogue V’ programme and implemented by the Turkish Directorate for EU Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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