Via Francigena

Gropello Cairoli, a Wi-Fi access point for pilgrims

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Redazione AEVF

There’s been a new development in the Pavia town of Gropello Cairoli. The Lombard municipality, member of the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), has launched a new, free Wi-Fi access point near the main square and town hall.

The initiative aims to benefit pilgrims along the route and also follows other walking activities created by the municipality. Last summer a touristic brochure was released, titled “Gropello Cairoli sulla Via Francigena”which contained helpful directions for pilgrims pausing in the little town, cited in Sigeric of Canterbury’s journal on his way back from Rome along the Via Francigena in 990.

An information panel has also been placed in the town centre, which was realised by the EAVF in collaboration with the region and other municipalities of the Lombard section. The Via Francigena is also a main feature in the “In Comune” newsletter of the Lombard town.