Discovering the Via Francigena integrating the travel by foot and bike with the train, thanks to specific favoured rates on the Trenitalia regional transports.
Trenitalia and the European Association of the Vie Francigene signed an agreement to enhance this integration, therefore subsidizing the knowledge of a tourist and spiritual route, which crosses territories with a great historical and landscape wealth. An answer that has been made possible by the fact that in Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Lazio, the Italian section of the ancient path intersects or runs side by side with railway lines served by Trenitalia regional transports.
The agreement between the transport society of the Italian FS Group and EAVF provides for the use of regional trains with a special 10% reduction on the ordinary fare – effective every day, both for 1st and 2nd class – for pilgrims who own EAVF’s official credential. The special discount can be combined with the 50% reduction reserved for children from 4 to 11, except for different regional regulations. The number of tickets that can be purchased by each pilgrim with their credential is limitless. Special attention will be regarded to implement the integration of means between train and bike.
21 is the number of Italian railway stations that crosses the Via Francigena, a place that periodically attracts an increasing number of walkers, visitors and enthusiasts from all over the world. A smart and original occasion to discover the fascinating villages scattered from Canterbury to Rome, through England, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Further information can be found on the Regulations published on EAVF and TRENITALIA websites.