Via Francigena


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A new step for the extension project of the certification of the Via Francigena in the South as “Cultural route of the Council of Europe”. The 5 crossed regions (Lazio Campania Molise Basilicata Puglia) meet in Rome to put into effect the collaboration protocol.The Via Francigena and the Via Appia symbolise the spines and the primary axis of the walks on a national scale, around which to develop networks of cycle-pedestrian routes, in collaboration with the regions.

The technical workgroup gathered in Rome, at the Puglia region headquarters, with the purpose of carrying out the agreement protocol between the 5 regions and the European Association of the Vie Francigene for the enhancement of the Via Francigena in the South and its validation. Aldo Patruno and Paolo Mauro Bruno (Puglia region), Simone Quilici and Maria Vincenza Zongoli (Lazio region), Domenico Di Nunzio and Cristian di Paola (Molise region), Nadia Murolo, Roberto Fiorentino, Barbara Mancusi Barone, Alfonso Bonaiuto (Campania region), Emanuele Nicoletti (Basilicata region), Massimo Tedeschi, Luca Bruschi, Silvia Lecci (European Association of the Vie Francigene) took part to the meeting.

The communal goal is the accurate definition of the track and of the information about it,firstly and foremost the Vademecum and the Abacus of the signage, both of which have been recently developed by the interregional coordination with EAVF, and the planning of the operation program for the triennium 2017-2019 on route, signage, infrastructure, entertainment, maintenance.

The first point is the definition of a shared track Rome/Santa Maria di Leuca through a specific analysis, as it has been requested by the European Institute for Cultural Routes. As a matter of fact, the validation of the track Rome/Puglia can only happen on the condition that appropriate infrastructural and entertainment actions are programmed by regional and local authorities, in the field of the Coordination for the Via Francigena in the South, in agreement with EAVF and the regions.

The shared definition of said picture between crossed Regions and EAVF, as réseau porteur of the Via Francigena, is a necessary premise for the ratification of the validation extension of “Cultural route of the Council of Europe” to the Via Francigena in the South, by the assembly system of EAVF. Ratification which, if the work is rapid, may happen within the end of the year” – concluded EAVF’s President Massimo Tedeschi.