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EAVF contributes to the final conference of the Cult Ring Interreg project

On 26 May 2020 the European Association of the Via Francigena ways EAVF participated in the Final Conference of the Cult-Ring Interreg Europe project, which took place by a videoconference.The Cult-Ring – Cultural Routes as Investment for Growth and Jobs – project was carried out in 2017-2020 under the management of the European Cultural Tourism Network ECTN in partnership with the Europa Nostra and the European Travel Commission. It is an inter-regional cooperation project for improving natural and cultural heritage policies in the Interreg Europe Programme.

Among many regions participating in the project, it was the Lazio region – the EAVF member, which represented the Via Francigena and directly benefited from the Cult-Ring.

The final conference brought together all the stakeholders of the project and enjoyed presentations of István Ujhelyi MEP, Vice-Chair of Transport and Tourism Committee in the European Parliament; Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailovic, Europa Nostra Secretary-General and Iulia Niculica from the European Travel Commission.

The EAVF, represented at the conference by Elena Dubinina, cultural routes and international relations advisor, made an intervention about importance of cultural routes in general and the Via Francigena in particular for development of sustainable tourism on regional and local levels. The Via Francigena crosses rural areas in England, France, Switzerland, and Italy. It provides off-the-beaten-track experience to pilgrims and walkers, giving direct benefits to local communities and stimulating creation of small and medium enterprises. This cultural route of exchange, shared experience and dialogue can significantly contribute to the post-Covid tourism recovery.

Silvio Marino from the Lazio Regional Department of Tourism highlighted that the Via Francigena provides a fantastic opportunity of slow travel and cultural discovery in the Lazio region, introducing travellers to its traditions, heritage, gastronomy and eno-culture. The slow journey along the Via Francigena gives economic opportunities to regional and local tourism professionals and entrepreneurs as well as to representatives of heritage and creative industries.

The Lazio region is of strategic importance for the Via Francigena, as it is the final region of the Sigeric’s route to Rome and the first section of the Via Francigena in the South. That is why development of the route on this stretch is vital for the EAVF.

The EAVF is a member of the European Cultural Tourism Network ECTN. It was praised for its sustainable transborder tourism development by the ECTN award for Sustainable Tourism Destinations 2019. The EAVF together with the ECTN applied for a Horizon 2020 project, expecting final results in August 2020.

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L’AEVF intervient à la conférence finale du projet européen Cult Ring Interreg

Le 26 mai 2020, l’Association Européenne des Chemins de la Via Francigena a participé à la conférence finale du projet Cult-Ring Interreg Europe, qui s’est déroulée par visioconférence. Le projet Cult-Ring – Itinéraires Culturels comme investissements pour la croissance et l’emploi – a été réalisé entre 2017-2020 sous la gestion de l’ECTN, European Cultural Tourism Network, en collaboration avec Europa Nostra et la European Travel Commission (ETC). Il s’agit d’un projet de coopération interrégionale visant à améliorer les politiques relatives au patrimoine naturel et culturel dans le cadre du programme Interreg Europe.

Parmi les nombreuses régions italiennes participantes au projet, la région du Latium était présente en tant que membre de l’AEVF, bénéficiaire directe du Cult-Ring et représentante de la Via Francigena.

La conférence finale a rassemblé toutes les parties prenantes du projet et a accueilli des présentations du député européen István Ujhelyi, vice-président de la Commission des Transports et du Tourisme du Parlement Européen, de Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailovic, secrétaire générale d’Europa Nostra et de Iulia Niculica de la European Travel Commission.

L’AEVF, représentée à la conférence par Elena Dubinina, responsable des relations internationales concernant les itinéraires culturels, a fait un discours sur l’importance stratégique des itinéraires culturels en général et de la Via Francigena en particulier pour le développement du tourisme durable au niveau régional et local. La Via Francigena traverse les zones rurales d’Angleterre, de France, de Suisse et d’Italie, offrant une expérience extraordinaire aux pèlerins et aux randonneurs, offrant des avantages directs aux communautés locales et stimulant la création de petites et moyennes entreprises. Cet itinéraire culturel d’échange, de partage d’expériences et de dialogue peut contribuer de manière significative à la relance du tourisme post-Covid-19.

Silvio Marino, du Département du Tourisme de la Région du Latium, a souligné que la Via Francigena offre une occasion extraordinaire de voyager lentement et de découvrir la culture de la région, en faisant découvrir aux voyageurs les traditions, le patrimoine culturel, la nourriture et le vin. Le lent trajet le long de la Via Francigena représente des opportunités économiques pour les professionnels du tourisme et les entrepreneurs locaux ainsi que pour les représentants des industries du patrimoine et de la création.

La Région du Latium est d’une importance stratégique pour la Via Francigena, car elle est la dernière région de l’itinéraire de Sigéric vers Rome et le premier tronçon de la Via Francigena du sud. C’est pourquoi le développement de l’itinéraire sur ce tronçon est vital pour l’AEVF.

L’AEVF est membre du réseau Cultural Tourism Network ECTN, qui a fait l’éloge de l’Association pour son activité de développement du tourisme transfrontalier par le biais du prix ECTN des destinations touristiques durables 2019. De plus, l’AEVF, en collaboration avec l’ECTN, a soumis une demande d’adhésion au projet HORIZON 2020 et attend les résultats prévus en août 2020.

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Nuova segnaletica lungo il primo tratto della Via Francigena, da Canterbury a Dover

Buone notizie da Canterbury ed il primo tratto inglese del cammino. Riportiamo la news pubblicata dalla Confraternity Pilgrims to Rome, amici dell’AEVF.

A marzo, il Kent Downs, partner del Green Pilgrimage Project ha ricevuto un finanziamento di € 124.040 dal programma Interreg Europe per investire nella Via Francigena da Canterbury a Dover.

E’ giunto alla fase finale il Green Pilgrimage Project, in cui sei regioni europee nel Regno Unito, Romania, Norvegia, Svezia e Italia (la regione Puglia è stata partner di progetto) hanno condiviso le best practices nella gestione e promozione delle rotte di pellegrinaggio.

Il Kent Downs ha ricevuto il finanziamento con lo scopo di realizzare un progetto pilota lungo le sezioni britanniche della Francigena. I membri della Confraternity Pilgrims to Rome che hanno già camminato sulla Via Francigena da Canterbury a Dover, hanno potuto notare che sebbene il percorso sia ben tenuto e semplice da seguire, ci sono pochi segni che indicano che si sta percorrendo lo storico itinerario. La segnaletica si può perdere facilmente.

Questo finanziamento sarà utilizzato quindi proprio per installare una segnaletica nuova e funzionale, pannelli informativi in ​​luoghi di interesse storico, panchine scolpite in punti panoramici dove i pellegrini possono riposare e ammirare i panorami e punti d’acqua.

Il Kent Downs prevede di installare la nuova segnaletica entro la primavera del 2021. Si prevedono alcuni ritardi a causa delle attuali limitazioni causate dal coronavirus, tuttavia, i leader del progetto sono ottimisti sul fatto che i miglioramenti sul percorso avverranno in tempo per i primi pellegrini che si rimetteranno in viaggio.

I progetti per la segnaletica sono attualmente in fase di approvazione. Verrà utilizzato il pellegrino ufficiale della Via Francigena.

Fonte: Confraternity Pilgrims to Rome

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New signage along the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Dover

Good news from Canterbury and the English route of the Via Francigena. Below is the news from the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome, friends of the EAVF.

In March, The Kent Downs, a partner in the Green Pilgrimage Project, was approved for €124,040 in funding by Interreg Europe to invest in the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Dover. 

This is the final stage of the Green Pilgrimage Project in which six European regions in the UK, Romania, Norway, Sweden and Italy (Apulia region was the Italian partner of this project) exchanged best practices in managing and promoting pilgrimage routes.

The Kent Downs has been awarded this funding to carry out a pilot project on the UK sections of the Francigena, drawing on lessons learned during this exchange in practice.  For those CPR members who have already experienced the VF from Canterbury to Dover, you will have noticed that although the route is well-maintained and quite easy to follow, there is little evidence that you are actually on the Francigena. 

Francigena signage is easy to miss and there are few pilgrim-friendly provisions.  This funding will be used to install new and more consistent signage, information boards at places of historic interest, sculpted benches at scenic spots where pilgrims can rest and take in the views and water points.

The Kent Downs are aiming to install the new signage by spring 2021.  Some delays are expected because of the current limitations caused by the coronavirus. However, the project leaders at The Kent Downs are optimistic that improvements to the route will installed in time for the first pilgrims setting out on the route once restrictions are lifted. 

The designs for the signage are currently going through the approval process and we expect to be able to ‘unveil’ them in the next e-newsletter of the Cofraternity Pilgrims to Rome.  

Source: Confraternity Pilgrims to Rome

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Nouvelle signalétique le long de la Via Francigena, de Canterbury à Douvres

De bonnes nouvelles de la part de Canterbury et de la première section anglaise de l’itinéraire. Nous rapportons la nouvelle publiée par la Confraternity Pilgrims to Rome, association amie de l’AEVF.

En mars, Kent Downs, partenaire du projet Green Pilgrimage, a reçu un financement de 124.040 euros du programme Interreg Europe pour investir dans la Via Francigena de Canterbury à Douvres.

Le projet Green Pilgrimage est entré dans sa phase finale, au cours de laquelle six régions européennes au Royaume-Uni, en Roumanie, Norvège, Suède et Italie (la région des Pouilles était aussi partenaire du projet) ont partagé leurs meilleures pratiques en matière de gestion et de promotion des chemins de pèlerinage.

Kent Downs a reçu un financement dans le but de réaliser un projet pilote le long des sections britanniques de la Via Francigena. Les membres de la Confraternity Pilgrims to Rome qui ont déjà emprunté la Via Francigena de Canterbury à Douvres ont pu constater que, bien que l’itinéraire soit bien entretenu et facile à suivre, il y a peu de rappels indiquant que nous parcourons l’itinéraire historique. Les panneaux de signalétique peuvent facilement se perdre.

Ce financement sera donc utilisé pour installer une nouvelle signalétique fonctionnelle, des panneaux d’information dans les lieux d’intérêt historique, des bancs placés dans les points de vue panoramiques où les pèlerins peuvent se reposer et admirer les paysages et points d’eau.

Kent Downs prévoit d’installer la nouvelle signalétique d’ici le printemps 2021. Certains retards sont attendus en raison des limitations actuelles causées par le coronavirus, cependant, les responsables du projet sont optimistes quant à l’amélioration de l’itinéraire à temps pour que les premiers pèlerins puissent repartir en voyage.

Les projets de signalétique sont actuellement en phase d’approbation. Le pèlerin officiel de la Via Francigena sera utilisé.

Source : Confraternity Pilgrims to Rome

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Ultimi aggiornamenti per la ripartenza sulla Via Francigena

La Via Francigena si prepara a “ripartire” sul cammino, con la massima precauzione e un forte e doveroso senso di responsabilità. In merito ai tratti in cammino, si raccomandano tutte le necessarie misure di sicurezza comunicate ai fini del contenimento nella diffusione del virus: distanziamento sociale, mascherina, gel igienizzante, ecc.

Pagina aggiornata al 23 luglio 2020.

Si invita a consultare il regolamento del viandante e le strutture d’accoglienza aperte lungo il percorso. Per quanto riguarda le strutture di accoglienza e i servizi per i pellegrini, AEVF svolge una costante mappatura sulle realtà pronte a riaprire nel rispetto delle normative vigenti. Si invita in ogni caso a contattare sempre preventivamente le strutture.

Per quanto riguarda il percorso suddiviso nei quattro Paesi, a oggi siamo in grado di sintetizzare quanto segue:

Italia

Dal 3 di giugno 2020 l’Italia ha aperto alla possibilità di camminare spostandosi di regione in regione e apre anche ai turisti non italiani. Per maggiori informazioni rimandiamo alle allegate linee di indirizzo per la riapertura delle Attività Economiche, Produttive e Ricreative (Conferenza delle Regioni e delle Province Autonome). 

Si allega una sintesi realizzata dal gruppo “Io Cammino In Italia”.

Svizzera

Per quanto riguarda i sentieri e l’outdoor non ci sono particolari direttive, in quanto risultano aperti con l’unico limite è di non essere in gruppi superiori a 5. Gli hotel e i ristoranti hanno dei regolamenti da seguire, reperibili su https://www.hotelleriesuisse.ch, (il sito è disponibile in italiano e inglese). In generale, a partire dall’11 di maggio 2020, la maggioranza dei servizi risulta già aperta.

Francia

E’ possibile tornare a camminare, continuando ad applicare la distanza sociale, insieme alle misure di sicurezza: lavarsi le mani molto regolarmente, tossire o starnutire nel gomito o in un fazzoletto, usare un fazzoletto usa e getta, evitare gli assembramenti.

Non è più richiesto alcun certificato per muoversi sul territorio. Rimane obbligatorio indossare la mascherina sui mezzi pubblici e all’interno dei negozi. Ristoranti, caffè e bar sono di nuovo aperti da lunedì 15 giugno 2020.

Si invita a visitare la pagina delle linee guida della FFRandonnée: https://www.ffrandonnee.fr/actualites/18967/la-ffrandonnee-precise-les-conditions-de-reprise-de-la-randonnee-pedestre.aspx

Ulteriori informazioni al seguente link: https://cms.ffrandonnee.fr/data/SIEGE/files/rando-indiv-deconfinement-5-juin.pdf

Inghilterra

Al momento non esistono indicazioni precise in merito alla percorribilità dei sentieri. Si invita a consultare i regolamenti definiti dalla National Trails: https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/north-downs-way/.

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Latest travel updates from the Via Francigena

The time has come to re-start travel along the Via Francigena with the utmost precaution and a strong sense of responsibility.

Along the way follow the necessary safety measures to contain the spread of the virus: 1-meter social distance, carry a mask to enter a closed space or to meet other people, use sanitizing gel, etc.

Page updated on 23 July 2020.

Please consult the pilgrim’s regulations and the list of open accommodation facilities along the route. This mapping, containing information about hospitality facilities and pilgrim’s services, is being regularly updated by the EAVF in collaboration with members and stakeholders.  In any case, please always contact hospitality receptions in advance.

Below is information about the route in Italy, Switzerland, France, and England.

Italy

Since 3 June 2020 Italy has opened the possibility of walking and moving from region to region and also re-opens to non-Italian tourists. For more information, see the attached guidelines for the reopening of Economic, Productive and Recreational Activities (Conference of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces).

Attached is a summary made by the group “Io Cammino In Italia”.

Switzerland

No directives concerning the paths and outdoor activities, as they are open for walking for groups of less than 5 persons.

Hotels and restaurants have regulations to follow, which are available on www.hotelleriesuisse.ch (the site is also available in Italian and English).

In general the majority of services are already open.

France

We can hike again, continuing to apply physical distance and precautious measures (clean your hands regularly, cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, use and dispose of a disposable tissue, greet without shaking hands, avoid kissing).

A travel certificate is no longer required. Wearing a mask remains compulsory in public transport and in many shops. Meetings are still prohibited. The restaurants, cafes, bars have been open since Monday, 15 June 2020.

Consult the guidelines of the French Hiking Federation: https://www.ffrandonnee.fr/actualites/18967/la-ffrandonnee-precise-les-conditions-de-reprise-de-la-randonnee-pedestre.aspx

More information at the following link: https://cms.ffrandonnee.fr/data/SIEGE/files/rando-indiv-deconfinement-5-juin.pdf

 

England

At the moment there are no precise indications regarding the practicability of the paths. Please consult the regulations defined by the National Trails: https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/north-downs-way/

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Dernières mises à jour pour votre voyage sur la Via Francigena

La Via Francigena se prépare également à la “reprise” de ses sentiers, avec la plus grande précaution et avec un juste sens des responsabilités.

En ce qui concerne les tronçons du chemin, nous recommandons toutes les mesures de sécurité communiquées pour limiter la propagation du virus : distance sociale, masque, gel désinfectant, etc.

Mise à jour du 23 Juillet 2020

Veuillez consulter le règlement des voyageurs et la liste des hébergements ouverts le long du parcours. Cette cartographie, contenant des informations sur les structures d’accueil et les services des pèlerins, est régulièrement mise à jour par l’EAVF en collaboration avec les membres et les parties prenantes. Dans tous les cas, nous vous invitons à toujours contacter les structures à l’avance.

En ce qui concerne l’itinéraire divisé entre les quatre Pays, nous pouvons à ce jour résumer ainsi :

Italie

À partir du 3 juin 2020, l’Italie a autorisé la possibilité de se promener de région en région et ouvre également ses frontières aux touristes non italiens. Pour plus d’informations, nous vous invitons à lire les lignes directrices jointes ci-dessous concernant la réouverture des Activités Économiques, Productives et Récréatives (Conférence des Régions et des Provinces Autonomes).  

Vous trouverez ci-joint un résumé réalisé par le groupe “Io Cammino In Italia”.

Suisse

En ce qui concerne les sentiers et l’outdoor, il n’y a pas de directives particulières, car ils sont ouverts, la seule limite étant de ne pas être par groupes de plus de 5. Les hôtels et les restaurants sont soumis à une réglementation, disponible sur https://www.hotelleriesuisse.ch, (le site est disponible en italien et en anglais). En général, depuis le 11 mai 2020, la majorité des services sont déjà ouverts.

France

On peut de nouveau randonner, en continuant d’appliquer la distanciation et les gestes barrières (se laver très régulièrement les mains, tousser ou éternuer dans son coude ou dans un mouchoir, utiliser un mouchoir à usage unique et le jeter, saluer sans se serrer la main, éviter les embrassades).

Il n’y a plus d’attestation à avoir pour se déplacer. Le port du masque reste obligatoire dans les transports en commun et dans beaucoup de commerces. Les rassemblements sont encore interdits. Les restaurants, cafés, bars sont de nouveau ouverts depuis lundi, 15 juin 2020.

Veuillez consulter le lien pour lire les directives et recommandations fournies par la FFRandonnée: https://www.ffrandonnee.fr/actualites/18967/la-ffrandonnee-precise-les-conditions-de-reprise-de-la-randonnee-pedestre.aspx

Pour plus d’informations, voir le lien suivant : https://cms.ffrandonnee.fr/data/SIEGE/files/rando-indiv-deconfinement-5-juin.pdf

Angleterre

Pour l’instant, il n’y a pas d’indications précises quant à la praticabilité des sentiers. Nous vous invitons à consulter le règlement défini par l’organisme qui gère les National Trails:

https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/north-downs-way/

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La viandanza a ritmo di musica – Live Instagram con Jack Jaselli

Proseguono le dirette Instagram per parlare di Cammini con gli Amici della Francigena! Giovedi 21 Maggio alle ore 19:00 saremo live con Jack Jaselli: cantante, chitarrista, autore e pellegrino giramondo.
Jack ha pubblicato 4 album, suonato al fianco di numerosi artisti, tra cui: Ben Harper, Gavin DeGraw, Xavier Rudd, Jack Savoretti. Ha inoltre collaborato e duettato con Jovanotti, Gue Pequeno, Elodie e Danti.

Nel 2019 intraprende un bellissimo tour musicale a passo lento, presentando l’album “Torno a casa” in 15 concerti, 40 tappe e 800 km a piedi lungo la Via Francigena. Un affascinante viaggio a piedi con la chitarra, che diventa poi documentario trasmesso e prodotto da Discovery Italia/Real Time.

In questo progetto, che mette al centro il viaggio lento ma anche il racconto dei territori, musica e viandanza si fondono e s’innalzano vicendevolmente, donando energia vitale nuova al percorso ancestrale della Francigena.

Dopo essersi esibito, in passato, di fronte ad un pubblico da stadio, gli chiederemo come mai ha deciso di intraprendere questo tour a passo d’uomo e cosa si prova a suonare in luoghi unici come boschi, torri medievali e meraviglie storico artistiche. Cosa lascia nel cuore un viaggio esperenziale di questo genere, tra storie e scoperte nel Belpaese e se sta pensando ad altri progetti post-covid 19.

Di questo e tanto altro parleremo con Jack Jaselli, insieme alla partecipazione attiva del pubblico e magari, con un momento musicale a far da ciliegina sulla torta.

Vi aspettiamo all’ora dell’aperitivo sulla pagina Instagram viefrancigene_AEVF!

“Tempeste all’orizzonte
Gonfiavano le vele e cancellavano le impronte
Ora che ho i piedi sulla sabbia
Non c’è più nessuna rabbia
Quando il sole del mattino
Farà luce sulla strada per tornare più vicino
So che ho camminato tanto
E ho confuso le risate con il pianto”  […]
JJ

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Walking the Via Francigena listening to Jack Jaselli

The EAVF continues LIVE broadcasts on its Instagram page @viefrancigene_AEVF hosting inspirational guests, walkers, artists and writers. On 21 May we met with Jack Jaselli – a singer, musician, author and a globetrotter pilgrim.Jack has released 4 albums and played alongside numerous artists, including Ben Harper, Gavin DeGraw, Xavier Rudd, Jack Savoretti. He has also collaborated and dueted with Jovanotti, Gue Pequeno, Elodie and Danti.

In 2019 he embarked on a beautiful slow-moving musical tour, presenting the album “Torno a casa” in 15 concerts, 40 stages and 800 km on foot along the Via Francigena. A fascinating journey on foot with the guitar, which then becomes a documentary broadcast, produced by Discovery Italia / Real Time.

In his project, focused on slow travel and creativity, music and traveling blend and rise together, giving new vital energy to the ancestral path of the Via Francigena.

After performing in front of stadiums, we were wondering why Jack decided to undertake this tour at a walking pace and what it feels like to play in unique places such as woods, medieval towers and historic and artistic sites. What leaves an experiential journey of this kind in the heart, between stories and discoveries in the beautiful country – were topics of our discussion.