Via Francigena

The new official website of the Via Francigena

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Redazione AEVF

The new website dedicated to the Via Francigena is now available at the address, with a brand new layout and new technological functions at the service of walkers or cyclists.

“Walk through history, on ancient roman and medieval roads. Find yourself, discover the beauty hidden behind simplicity. Enter in the landscape, from the English countryside to the French plains, from the Alps to the hills of Tuscany”. This is the welcoming message offered by the renewed website, the official website of the European Association of the Vie Francigene, to anyone who wishes to walk down the road from Canterbury to Rome.

  • A journey in the heart of Europe. For the first time, the visitor will be able to have a global vision of the entire path, prestigiously marked as Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe. The path is then illustrated, starting from the Canterbury Cathedral, where Sigeric served as archbishop, where it is possible to find the most renowned proof of a medieval itinerary towards Rome.

  • Discover the Via Francigena. The consultation of the different territorial sections, between which there are the ones dedicated to England, France and Switzerland is easy and immediate. Another four sections are dedicated to the path on the Italian territory, to which it has also been added the page of the Via Francigena of the South, from Rome to Brindisi.

  • Useful information. The website is the official source for any useful information for those wishing to start the journey. Gps tracks, roadbook, up-to-date list of accommodation capacity, advice for beginners are highlighted on every section of the path or can be easily reached from dedicated pages.

  • “Responsive” maps. New maps can now be browsed also from your smartphone or tablet, in order to be able to consult them directly along the path on widely spread devices.

  • The bicycle. A particular attention has been aimed towards those who want to travel with this means of transport. Tracks from the CicloVia Francigena – a completely marked path in 2016 – and useful tips for cyclists are highlighted on the website.

  • Virtuous economy. The Via Francigena is a powerful instrument to promote marginal territories. Accommodation businesses, tour operators and excursionist associations will be granted the possibility to promote their own organizations and offers on the new website, with paid advertisement.


The journey of a lifetime. The experience of the walk along the Via Francigena has an added value over all the types of traditional tourism. The website is aimed to inspire the imagination of the visitors – with the help of strong-impact images and texts, which underline the quality of this experience – and to tempt them to go from multimedia suggestion to the direct experience of the walk.


The new website has been created by ItinerAria, expert partner of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways.