Via Francigena


120 km, 10 municipalities, 5 tracks and 1000 members: the numbers of the “World Francigena Ultramarathon 2019”

120 km, 10 municipalities, 5 routes and 1000 participants, including 560 outside the Region making it 20% more than in 2018: these are numbers of the new edition of “World Francigena UltraMarathon 2019“. The event will take place on 12-13 October 2019 along the Sigeric’s route, the ancient path travelled by pilgrims since the Middle Ages.

A non-competitive 120 km trekking and Nordic walking hike is organised by the Tourism Department of the Municipality of Siena and by the Department of Sport and Tourism of Acquapendente, with the patronage of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways, the region of Tuscany and the region of Lazio, and the collaboration of the Municipalities of Monteroni d’Arbia, Buonconvento, Montalcino, San Quirico d’Orcia, Castiglione d’Orcia, Radicofani, San Casciano dei Bagni and Proceno. This slow pace journey between Tuscany and Lazio will allow you to discover the historic, cultural and environmental heritage along this important route and beyond.

The novelty of this year is the gastronomic exploration of the flavors of the territory at refreshment points along the route and a welcome party for all participants with tasting of typical products, to take place on Friday 11 October on 17.30 – 22.00 at Tartarugone in Piazza del Mercato in Siena.

“We are very satisfied because we have reached 1000 participants. It was a goal that we set ourselves and today we can say we have achieved it – said Tourism Councilor Alberto Tirelli, also underlining that about 600 participants arrive from outside the region and probably will remain in Siena for a few days even beyond the walk”.

A success of the campaign is proved by web and social media visitations: “90.000 people  reached by the web during last month and 6.500 interactions with posts on Facebook and Instagram in the last week – said Tirelli and stressed that “for this edition we have prepared five possible routes because the World Francigena UltraMarathon is not a competitive event but an exceptional opportunity to discover our beautiful territory and its typical features. An enhancement that will also pass by the refreshment points where you will find typical products – panforte and ricciarelli – from Siena “.

The mayor of Acquapendente Angelo Ghinassi remarked “the exceptional success of the 2019 edition of the World Francigena UltraMarathon represents a great opportunity for the development of our territory – underlining the availability and organizational collaboration between all the actors involved that is at the base of the success of the event “.

The director of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways Luca Bruschi explained that “the World Francigena UltraMarathon has been included among the good practices in the triannual evaluation dossier recently presented to the Council of Europe”. He then highlighted “the important result achieved on the Sienese stretch of the ancient path of Francigena where, thanks to the work carried out in synergy between the municipal administration and the associations, the Via Francigena is being enhanced”.

Siena-Acquapendente: the most challenging route of 120 km starts on October 12 at 10.00 from Piazza Duomo with the bib collection (in vicolo San Girolamo 4), also available on 11 October from 16.00 to 20.00 and on 12 October from 8.00 to 9.30.A stage of 35 km begins in Siena. A challenging course along the roads of the Val d’Arbia, with panoramic views characteristic of the Siennese countryside, leading to Grancia di Cuna, an old fortified farmhouse owned by the hospital at Santa Maria della Scala. Continuing along the foothills of the Crete Senesi, you get to Monteroni and finally reach Quinciano. A short distance away is the fortified village of Lucignano d’Arbia, with the Romanesque church of San Giovanni Battista. After a stretch along the railway line, we reach Ponte d’Arbia and subsequently Buonconvento, the finishing line of the alternate route.

A stage of 32 Km sets off from Buonconvento. After an initial flat section, it travels uphill to reach Buonconvento, with its perfectly preserved village. You then climb the Ombrone valley, walk along a stretch of the Cassia to Montalcino, with the Brunello vineyards covering the hill.

Then, along the country roads until you reach Torrenieri, with the church of Santa Maria Maddalena, cited by Sigerico. From here, you enter the Orcia Valley panorama, with a climb up to the collegiate church of San QuiricoD’Orcia

From San Quirico d’Orcia, a very challenging stage of 32.7 km begins (which starts in the evening), with climbs and descents along relatively barren hills. You reach the small fortified village of Vignoni, with its view of the Val d’Orcia, and then descend to Bagno Vignoni, which is famous for its monumental thermal bath. A long stretch up and down in the valleys of the rivers Orcia and Paglia brings us to the ancient hospital at Le Briccole. From here a tough climb up to the finishing line begins, ending at Radicofani, some 790 metres above sea level.

From Radicofani, there is another challenging stage of 31.8 km. The journey begins with an 8 km descent along the ridge, with views of the valleys that stretch toward the Lazio. Around you as far as the eye can see are hills and Monte Amiata, behind the Rocca di Radicofani. Once in Ponte a Rigo, the course runs along for several kilometres before entering Lazio, and then proceeds along a dirt road with views of the River Paglia valley, ending at Proceno. The course descends to Ponte Gregoriano, before undertaking a final steep climb to the Ripa gate, entrance to the City of Acquapendente (The Jerusalem Of Europe), and the finish of the Ultramarathon in Piazza del Comune.

Siena-Buonconvento: it is a 35 km itinerary that starts on 12 October at 10.00 from Piazza Duomo, (collection of bibs in Vicolo San Girolamo 4, 11 October 16.00 – 20.00 and on 12 October 8.00 – 9.30). The route retraces the key places of the first part of the Ultramarathon in the Val d’Arbia. A challenging course along the roads of the Val d’Arbia, with panoramic views characteristic of the Siennese countryside, leading to Grancia di Cuna, an old fortified farmhouse owned by the hospital at Santa Maria della Scala. Continuing along the foothills of the Crete Senesi, you get to Monteroni and finally reach Quinciano. A short distance away is the fortified village of Lucignano d’Arbia, with the Romanesque church of San Giovanni Battista. After a stretch along the railway line, we reach Ponte d’Arbia and subsequently Buonconvento, the finishing line of the alternate route.

Buonconvento-San Quirico d’Orcia: is the shortest route of this edition tracing 20 km. Starting from one of the most beautiful villages in the province of Siena, Buonconvento, it arrives at the gates of the Val d’Orcia, Unesco World heritage Site : San Quirico d’Orcia . The departure is October 12 at 15.00 from Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi in Buonconvento. The bib collection is at 14.00 – 14.00 at the Pro Loco stand.

San Quirico d’Orcia-Acquapendente: 65 km route that crosses the heart of the Val d’Orcia, to arrive in Lazio between fortified villages, endless panoramas, thermal places, valleys and rivers. It starts on Saturday, October 12 at 21.00 from San Quirico d’Orcia (Piazza Chigi). Same place for collecting bibs at 20.00-21.00.

Radicofani-Acquapendente: another challenging stage of 31.8 km. The appointment is on Sunday, 13 October at 9.00 in Piazza San Pietro in Radicofani, where bibs can be collected at 7.30 – 8.45. The journey begins with an 8 km descent along the ridge, with views of the valleys that stretch toward the Lazio. Around you as far as the eye can see are hills and Monte Amiata, behind the Rocca di Radicofani. Once in Ponte a Rigo, the course runs along for several kilometres before entering Lazio, and then proceeds along a dirt road with views of the River Paglia valley, ending at Proceno. The course descends to Ponte Gregoriano, before undertaking a final steep climb to the Ripa gate, entrance to the City of Acquapendente (The Jerusalem Of Europe), and the start of the Ultramarathon in Piazza del Comune.

More informations on the site

Press release Municipality of Siena


Via Francigena for future, AEVF a sostegno dell’ambiente

Il tema del rispetto e della protezione per l’ambiente, nonché dei cambiamenti climatici è al centro mediatico in tutto il mondo. L’Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene (AEVF), in occasione del 3° Global Strike For Future dello scorso 27 settembre, ha espresso la sua convinta adesione al movimento con lo slogan “Via Francigena for future”.

L’Associazione, incaricata dal Consiglio d’Europa per la valorizzazione dell’itinerario, è impegnata, attraverso la sua attività quotidiana, anche nella promozione e condivisione di pratiche attente alla sostenibilità ambientale lungo uno degli itinerari “green” più lunghi d’Europa con i suoi 3 mila km. Il cammino rappresenta infatti un’esperienza umana e un’occasione di crescita nel rispetto degli ideali e valori europei, ma anche dell’ecosistema e dell’ambiente che ci circonda.

La Via Francigena è un viaggio nell’Europa dei popoli, delle culture ma soprattutto nei territori. Percorrere  in bicicletta o a piedi l’antica via che collega Canterbury a Roma e prosegue fino ai porti della Puglia, diventa, oggi più che mai, una scelta anche etica e di turismo consapevole che mette al primo posto l’habitat in cui viviamo. Vivere il paesaggio nella sua dimensione più autentica, nella lentezza dei passi, permette anche di osservare meglio ciò che ci circonda, apprezzarne le bellezze e talvolta i limiti causati dalla noncuranza umana.

Ecco perché l’Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene promuove la sostenibilità ambientale attraverso numerosi progetti volti a sensibilizzare cittadini e istituzioni. Con “I love Francigena il format ideato da AEVF, anche quest’estate, decine di camminatori hanno percorso alcune tappe dell’itinerario e contribuito alla manutenzione del percorso con una particolare attenzione all’ambiente. Nelle giornate di cammino lungo il tratto dell’itinerario in Emilia Romagna, a settembre, sono stati raccolti anche i rifiuti abbandonati lungo le strade di campagna. Cittadini e amministratori, insieme, hanno contribuito a rendere l’ambiente più pulito portando a casa una giornata in cammino e di soddisfazione.

Anche l’accordo con Trenitalia e Trenord siglato da AEVF rientra nell’ottica di attenzione all’ambiente. La mobilità sostenibile è infatti un altro presupposto indispensabile per rendere possibile il mondo di domani. I pellegrini in possesso della credenziale AEVF che intendono effettuare parte del percorso del loro pellegrinaggio, utilizzando i treni del Trasporto Regionale, hanno diritto ad alcuni sconti sui biglietti. Un incentivo all’uso di mezzi di trasporto collettivi, meno inquinanti e sostenibili.

“Il mondo è un bel posto e per esso vale la pena di lottare” diceva Hemingway. Scegliere di percorrere la Via Francigena è il primo passo per dare il proprio contributo all’ambiente e rendere il mondo un posto migliore.


Via Francigena for Future: EAVF Supports the Environment

The theme of respect and protection of the environment, as well as the climate change, is at the center of the world’s media. The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), on the occasion of the 3rd Global Strike For Future on 27 September 2019, reiterated its total support for the movement with the slogan “Via Francigena for Future“.

The association, commissioned by the Council of Europe for promotion of the route, is engaged through its daily activities in safeguarding and sharing best practices in support of the environment of the European green route of  3,000 km long. The path, providing a human experience to its walkers, gives an opportunity of promoting and developing the European ideals and values, as well as supporting ecosystems and environment that surrounds it.

The Via Francigena is a European journey of peoples, cultures and especially territories. Cycling or walking along the old Canterbury-Rome route and continuing to the gates of Puglia, today becomes more than ever an ethical choice. The Via Francigena provides an opportunity for responsible tourism that puts the habitat in the forefront. Living the landscape in its most authentic dimension, with the slowness of steps, allows us to better observe what surrounds us, to appreciate the beauties and sometimes the limits caused by human negligence.

This is why the EAVF promotes environmental sustainability through numerous projects aimed at raising awareness of citizens and institutions.

With “I Love Francigena“, the format created by the AEVF, dozens of walkers have covered certain stages of the route and contributed to its maintenance with special attention to the environment. In September 2019, during the hikes along the section of the route in Emilia-Romagna, waste left on the country roads was picked up, citizens and administrators participated to make the environment cleaner.

The agreement with Trenitalia and Trenord signed by the EAVF also aims to pay attention to the environment and encourage use of less polluting and sustainable means of public transport. Sustainable mobility is indeed another essential condition for making the world of tomorrow possible. Pilgrims who have the EAVF credential and intend to travel part of their pilgrimage route using regional trains are entitled to certain discounts on their ticket.

The world is a beautiful place that is worth fighting for,” said Hemingway. Choosing to walk the Via Francigena is the first step to give your own contribution to the environment and make the world a better place.


Via Francigena For Future, l’AEVF soutient l’environnement

Le thème du respect et de la protection de l’environnement, ainsi que des changements climatiques est au centre des médias du monde entier. L’Association Européenne des Chemins de la Via Francigena (AEVF), à l’occasion du 3ème Global Strike For Future du 27 septembre dernier, a rappelé son adhésion totale au mouvement avec le slogan « Via Francigena for Future ».

L’association, chargée par le Conseil de l’Europe pour la valorisation de l’itinéraire, est engagée à travers ses activités quotidiennes dans la promotion et le partage de pratiques au soutien de l’environnement d’un des itinéraires « green » le plus long d’Europe avec ses 3.000km. Le chemin représente une expérience humaine et une occasion de croissance dans le respect des idéaux et des valeurs européennes, mais aussi de l’écosystème et de l’environnement qui l’entoure.

La Via Francigena est un voyage dans l’Europe des peuples, des cultures, mais surtout des territoires. Parcourir en vélo ou à pied l’ancienne voie qui relie Canterbury et Rome et se poursuit jusqu’aux portes des Pouilles, devient aujourd’hui plus que jamais, un choix éthique et de tourisme responsable qui met au premier rang l’habitat dans lequel nous vivons. Vivre le paysage dans sa dimension la plus authentique, avec la lenteur des pas, permet de mieux observer ce qui nous entoure, en apprécier les beautés et parfois les limites causées par la négligence humaine.

Voilà pourquoi l’Association Européenne des Chemins de la Via Francigena promeut la durabilité environnementale à travers de nombreux projets destinés à sensibiliser les citoyens et les institutions. Avec « I Love Francigena », le format créé par l’AEVF, des dizaines de marcheurs ont parcouru certaines étapes de l’itinéraire et contribué à l’entretien du parcours avec une attention particulière pour l’environnement. En septembre, durant les journées de randonnée le long du tronçon de l’itinéraire en Émilie-Romagne, les déchets abandonnés sur les routes de campagne ont été ramassés, les citoyens et les administrateurs ont participé pour rendre l’environnement plus propre.

L’accord avec Trenitalia et Trenord signé par l’AEVF a aussi pour but l’attention envers l’environnement. La mobilité durable est en effet une autre condition indispensable pour rendre possible le monde de demain. Les pèlerins qui possèdent la crédenciale de l’AEVF et qui comptent effectuer une partie du parcours de leur pèlerinage en utilisant les trains du transport régional ont droit à certaines réductions sur leur billet. Un encouragement à utiliser les moyens de transport collectifs moins polluants et durables.

« Le monde est un bel endroit qui vaut la peine qu’on se batte pour lui » disait Hemingway. Choisir de parcourir la Via Francigena est le premier pas pour donner sa propre contribution à l’environnement et rendre le monde un endroit meilleur.


La Via Francigena si incontra a Bari, il 18 ottobre l’Assemblea Generale AEVF

Venerdì 18 ottobre 2019 è in programma l’Assemblea Generale dell’Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene.

L’importante appuntamento associativo si svolge a Bari in Puglia, terra della Via Francigena del Sud e riunisce i rappresentati dei quattro Paesi attraversati dall’itinerario europeo: Inghilterra, Francia, Svizzera, Italia. All’incontro prenderà parte anche Robert Thomas, leader di Canterbury City Council, città km zero della Francigena.

Si tratta di un momento storico e simbolico molto significativo per l’associazione e per la Via Francigena. L’assemblea, che si svolge la settimana successiva alla conferenza internazionale: Via Francigena: via per Roma, via per Santiago, via per Gerusalemme, organizzata sempre in Puglia in collaborazione con Regione e Università di Bari, potrà discutere e ratificare il percorso da Roma a Brindisi e Santa Maria di Leuca in ottica di estensione della certificazione della Via Francigena nel Sud ad Itinerario Culturale del Consiglio d’Europa.

L’assemblea generale si svolgerà a partire dalle ore 15 di venerdì 18 ottobre presso il Padiglione 152 – Regione Puglia, Fiera del Levante, Lungomare Starita 4 di Bari. Dalle 14 alle 15 è prevista la registrazione dei partecipanti all’AG. Tra i punti che verranno discussi all’ordine del giorno: la valutazione triennale del Consiglio d’Europa sulla Via Francigena e l’operato dell’AEVF, l’aggiornamento sullo studio di fattibilità – framework – per la candidatura dell’itinerario a patrimonio UNESCO, le progettualità e l’animazione sul percorso europeo, la presentazione dell’itinerario della Via Francigena nel Sud. L’evento, verrà preceduto da una visita guidata nel centro storico di Bari in programma nella mattinata di venerdì 18 ottobre dalle 10 alle 12.

All’indomani dell’Assemblea Generale dell’Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene, sabato 19 ottobre alle ore 9.30 presso il Comune di Bari, il sindaco di Canterbury, Robert Thomas sarà ricevuto dalla Municipalità di Bari. Le due città simbolo dei pellegrinaggi medievali, si incontrano nel nome del dialogo interculturale per sancire la certificazione europea della Via Francigena del Sud e cercare sinergie per la valorizzazione dell’itinerario del Consiglio d’Europa.

A seguire spazio alle bellezze del territorio francigeno con una passeggiata di 5 km da Polignano a Cala Incina. Prenotazione obbligatoria per le visite guidate. Mail a:

In allegato il Save the date, il programma e l’Odg in italiano, inglese e francese.


The Via Francigena meets in Bari on 18 October 2019 for the EAVF General Assembly

The General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways will take place on Friday 18 October 2019.

This important for the association event will be held in Bari, Apulia – the land of the Via Francigena of the South. It will bring together representatives of the four countries crossed by the European Route of the Via Francigena: England, France, Switzerland and Italy. The leader of Canterbury City Council, Robert Thomas, the starting point of the Via Francigena, will take part in the meeting.

This event represents a very significant historic and symbolic moment for the association and for the Via Francigena. The Assembly, which takes place the week after the international conference “Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem” also organized in Apulia in collaboration with the Region and the University of Bari, will discuss and ratify the route from Rome to Brindisi and Santa Maria di Leuca Via Francigena of the South as a certification extension to the Via Francigena Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

The General Assembly will start at 15.00 on Friday 18 October 2019 in Pavilion 152 – Apulia Region, Fiera del Levante, Lungomare Starita 4, Bari. Participants’ registration will be on 14.00 – 15.00. The following matters will discussed among the others: the triennial evaluation of the the EAVF’s work by the Council of Europe, update on the feasibility study – framework for the candidacy for the UNESCO World Heritage List, planning and animation of the European stretch, presentation of the Via Francigena route in the South.

The event will be preceded by a guided tour of the historic center of Bari scheduled on Friday morning 18 October and a public meeting dedicated to the Via Francigena of the South organized by the Apulia Region in the Aula Magna of the University (Sala Affreschi – Piazza Umberto I No. 26, Bari). Saturday, 19 October will be dedicated to discovery of the Via Francigena on a 5 km hike from Polignano to Cala Incina.

 The program is currently being updated.

 Attached is the Save the Date and the provisional agenda in Italian, English and French.


La Via Francigena se retrouve à Bari, le 18 octobre, pour l’Assemblée Générale de l’AEVF

L’Assemblée Générale de l’Association Européenne des Chemins de la Via Francigena aura lieu le vendredi 18 octobre 2019.

L’important rendez-vous de l’association se déroulera à Bari dans les Pouilles, terre de la Via Francigena du Sud et réunira les représentants des quatre pays traversés par l’itinéraire européen : l’Angleterre, la France, la Suisse et l’Italie le maire de Canterbury (ville du km zéro de la Francigena), Robert Thomas, participera à la rencontre.

Il s’agit d’un moment historique et symbolique significatif pour l’association et pour la Via Francigena. L’assemblée, qui se déroule la semaine suivante à la conférence internationale (« Via Francigena : voie pour Rome, voie pour Saint-Jacques, voie pour Jérusalem »), organisée toujours dans les Pouilles en collaboration avec la région et l’université de Bari, pourra discuter et confirmer le parcours de Rome à Brindisi et Santa Maria di Leuca dans l’optique de l’extension de la certification d’Itinéraire Culturel du Conseil de l’Europe à la Via Francigena du sud.

L’Assemblée générale se tiendra à partir de 15h le vendredi 18 octobre, pavillon 152 – région des Pouilles, foire de Levante, Lungomare Starita 4 de Bari. De 14h à 15h, il y aura l’enregistrement des participants à l’AG. Parmi les items à l’ordre du jour : l’évaluation triennale du Conseil de l’Europe sur la Via Francigena et le travail de l’AEVF, la mise à jour sur l’étude de faisabilité – framework – pour la candidature de l’itinéraire au patrimoine UNESCO, les projets et l’animation sur le parcours européen, la présentation de l’itinéraire de la Via Francigena du sud.

L’évènement sera précédé par une visite guidée du centre historique de Bari le vendredi matin et par une rencontre publique consacrée aux chemins de la Via Francigena du Sud gérée par la région des Pouilles qui se déroulera dans la salle Magna de l’université (Salle Affreschi – place Umberto I n. 26, Bari). Samedi 19 octobre, place aux beautés du territoire Francigena avec une promenade de 5 km de Polignano à Cala Incina.

Le programme peut subir des variations.

Ci-joint le save the date et l’ordre du jour provisoire en italien, anglais et français.


Francigena: Via per Roma, Santiago, Gerusalemme. Il convegno internazionale a Monte Sant’Angelo

“Francigena: Via per Roma, Santiago, Gerusalemme” è il titolo del convegno in programma dall’ 11 al 13 ottobre a Monte Sant’Angelo in Puglia.

A 25 anni dalla certificazione della Via Francigena ad “Itinerario culturale del Consiglio d’Europa” (1994), alla vigilia dell’estensione della certificazione sino in Puglia verso Gerusalemme e all’inizio dell’iter di candidatura a patrimonio UNESCO, il convegno rappresenta un momento cruciale nella storia della Via Francigena e nella riscoperta del suo valore universale.

L’evento è organizzato congiuntamente da Regione Puglia, Associazione Europea Vie Francigene (AEVF), Centro Italiano di Studi Compostellani e Università di Bari. La Puglia, ed in particolare Monte Sant’Angelo, costituiscono infatti un luogo strategico per affermare questa nuova visione della Francigena.

Il dibattito, in programma presso la Biblioteca comunale Angelillis, verrà preceduto da alcuni eventi. Giovedì alle 21 è prevista una serata dedicata al Festival del Cinema sui cammini “Monde” mentre, venerdì mattina, l’Associazione Monte Sant’Angelo Francigena, propone un’escursione negli eremi di Pulsano e la degustazione dei prodotti tipici.

A dare il via al convegno, venerdì alle 15.30 sarà il il sindaco di Monte Sant’Angelo, Pierpaolo D’Arienzo insieme all’assessore al Bilancio della Regione Puglia, Loredana Capone – Assessore regionale Industria turistica e culturale, Raffaele Piemontese e il Rettore del Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, Padre L. Suchy. Dopo i saluti istituzionali, seguiranno le introduzioni di Aldo Patruno per la Regione Puglia, Paolo Ponzio dell’Università di Bari e Massimo Tedeschi per l’Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene.

Tra i relatori in apertura dei lavori è previsto l’intervento di: Paolo Caucci Von Saucken della Confraternita di San Jacopo di Compostela con un focus sul tema “La Francigena e le peregrinationes maiores”, Giorgio Otranto “Il cammino di San Michele dall’Oriente al Gargano, all’Europa centro settentrionale” e Renato StopaniLa Via Francigena: punto di incontro e saldatura degli itinerari delle peregrinationes majores”.

I momenti di dibattito scientifico previsti sono mirati a riflettere sulla natura stessa dell’Itinerario, culturale europeo della Via Francigena che, fondato sullo storico documento che ripercorre il pellegrinaggio di Sigerico da Roma a Canterbury nel 990, si riscopre rete di itinerari storici che collegano Santiago di Compostela, Roma e Gerusalemme, le tre Peregrinationes Maiores per eccellenza.

Il convegno vedrà la partecipazione di numerosi esperti, studiosi e rappresentanti di associazioni e istituzioni che animeranno il convegno incentrato sulle giornate di studio e lavoro con un focus sul tema: “Le vie di pellegrinaggio: per Santiago, per Roma, per Gerusalemme” e una Tavola rotonda sugli itinerari culturali: dalla storia uno sviluppo per il presente.

Dopo la chiusura dei lavori del convegno, domenica pomeriggio, sarà possibile scoprire il territorio con la visita guidata nel centro storico di Monte Sant’Angelo. In programma, il dopocena dedicato al Festival del Cinema sui Cammini Monde – la serie Rai sui cammini e la cerimonia di chiusura.

In allegato, scaricabile, il Save the Date e il programma.

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Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem. The International Conference in Monte Sant’Angelo

Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem” is the title of the conference scheduled on 11– 13 October 2019 in Monte Sant’Angelo, Apulia, Italy.

25 years after the certification of the Via Francigena as a “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” (1994), on the eve of the extension of this certification from Rome to Puglia on its way to Jerusalem and in the beginning of the application procedure to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the conference represents a crucial moment in the history of the Via Francigena and in the discovery of its universal value.

The event is jointly organized by the Apulia Region, the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), the Italian Center for Compostellan Studies and the University of Bari. Apulia, and in particular Monte Sant’Angelo, constitute a strategic place to affirm this new vision of Francigena.

The academic debates will take place in the Angelillis Municipal Library,  preceded by a number of events. On Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 9 pm there will be an evening dedicated to the “Monde Film Festival”, while on Friday morning 11 October the Monte Sant’Angelo Francigena Association offers an excursion to the hermitages of Pulsano and a degustation of typical products.

The mayor of Monte Sant’Angelo, Pierpaolo D’Arienzo together with the Budget Councilor for the Region of Apulia, Raffaele Piemontese and the Rector of the Sanctuary of  Saint Michael the Archangel, Father L. Suchy will open the conference on Friday 11 October at 3.30 pm. After the institutional greetings, there will be introductions by Aldo Patruno from the Apulia Region, Paolo Ponzio of the University of Bari and Massimo Tedeschi from the European Association of the Via  Francigena Ways.

The speakers of the meeting opening are as follows: Paolo Caucci Von Saucken of the Confraternity of Saint James of Compostela with a focus on “The Francigena and the major pilgrimages”, Giorgio Otranto “The path of Saint Michel from East to the Gargano, to Central and Northern Europe” and Renato Stopani “The Via Francigena: meeting point and welding of the itineraries of the major pilgrimages”.

The foreseen scientific debates aim to reflect on the very nature of the itinerary, which was born from the historic document – the travel diary of Sigeric from Rome to Canterbury. Today, we are rediscovering a network of historic itineraries linking Santiago de Compostela, Rome and Jerusalem, the three Peregrinationes Maiores (main pilgrimages) of medieval times.

The conference will enjoy participation of numerous experts, scholars and representatives of associations and institutions that will animate the conference, focused on the theme of Pilgrimage routes for Santiago, Rome and Jerusalem and a Round table on cultural itineraries: from history to the present day development.

After the official closing, Sunday afternoon will provide a possibility to discover the historic center of Monte Sant’Angelo with a guided tour. The after-dinner time is dedicated to the the Festival Mònde – Festival of Cinema and Routes and the closing ceremony.

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Francigena : voie pour Rome, Saint-Jacques, Jérusalem. La conférence internationale à Monte Sant’Angelo

« Francigena : voie pour Rome, Saint-Jacques, Jérusalem » est le titre de la conférence programmée du 11 au 13 octobre à Monte Sant’Angelo dans les Pouilles.

25 ans après la certification de la Via Francigena en tant que « Itinéraire culturel du Conseil de l’Europe » (1994), à la veille de l’extension de la certification jusque dans les Pouilles vers Jérusalem et au début du parcours de candidature au patrimoine de l’UNESCO, la conférence représente un moment crucial dans l’histoire de la Via Francigena et dans la redécouverte de sa valeur universelle.

L’évènement est organisé conjointement par la région des Pouilles, l’Association Européenne des Chemins de la Via Francigena (AEVF), le Centre Italien des Études Compostellani et l’université de Bari. Les Pouilles, et tout particulièrement Monte Sant’Angelo, constituent un lieu stratégique pour affirmer cette nouvelle vision de la Francigena.

Le débat, programmé à la bibliothèque communale Angelillis, sera précédé par certains évènements. Jeudi à 21h, une soirée est consacrée au festival du cinéma sur les chemins « Mònde », alors que vendredi matin, l’association Monte Sant’Angelo Francigena propose une randonnée dans les ermitages de Pulsano suivie d’une dégustation des produits typiques.

Vendredi à 15h30, le maire de Monte Sant’Angelo, Pierpaolo D’Arienzo, avec l’assesseur au bilan de la région des Pouilles, Raffaele Piemontese et le recteur du sanctuaire de San Michele Archange, Père L. Suchy, donneront le coup d’envoi à la conférence. Après le discours d’inauguration, suivront les introductions d’Aldo Patruno pour la région des Pouilles, de Paolo Ponzio pour l’université de Bari et de Massimo Tedeschi pour l’Association Européenne des Chemins de la Via Francigena.

Parmi les relateurs à l’ouverture des travaux, sont prévues les interventions de Paolo Caucci Von Saucken de la confraternité de San Jacopo de Compostelle avec un focus sur le thème « La Francigena et les peregrinationes maiores », de Giorgio Otranto « Le chemin de San Michele de l’orient au Gargano, à l’Europe centre septentrionale » et de Renato Stopani « La Via Francigena : point de rencontre et de soudure des itinéraires des peregrinationes majores ».

Les moments de débats scientifiques prévus visent à faire réfléchir sur la nature même de l’itinéraire culturel européen de la Via Francigena qui, fondé sur le document historique qui reparcourt le pèlerinage de Sigéric de Rome à Canterbury en 990, redécouvre le réseau des itinéraires historiques qui relient Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, Rome et Jérusalem, les trois Peregrinationes Maiores par excellence.

De nombreux experts, chercheurs et représentants d’associations et d’institutions participeront à la conférence et animeront les journées d’étude et de travail avec un focus sur le thème « Les voies de pèlerinage : pour Saint-Jacques, pour Rome, pour Jérusalem » et une table ronde sur les itinéraires culturels : de l’histoire un développement pour le présent.

Après la fermeture des travaux de la conférence, dimanche après-midi, la visite guidée du centre historique de Monte Sant’Angelo est prévue pour découvrir le territoire. Au programme après le diner, le festival du cinéma sur les chemins « Mònde » – la série Rai sur les chemins et la cérémonie de fermeture.

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