Another step forward for the Via Francigena of the South. The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) has been working on the Campania territory for the checking, mapping and final delineation of the Francigena route.
The project has been carried out in collaboration with CAI regionale and in accordance with the region of Campania, who over the past few weeks has officially joined the EAVF.
The Via Francigena of the South, which includes the regions of Campania, Lazio, Molise, Basilicata and Puglia, has requested certification for the extension to Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. The EAVF, réseau porteur of the Council of Europe, and the 5 regions of the Southern Via Francigena signed a collaboration agreement finalised at the achievement of this goal dependent on the identification, infrastructure, security and signage of the whole route.
A central element of the project is the integrated and sustainable enhancement of cultural, panoramic and environmental heritage in the Campania section of the Francigena to develop useable routes in different ways and aimed at different target consumers, but always characterised by sustainability, quality of service and accessibility.
The Via Francigena in Campania is a collection of routes characterised by great potential, both as pilgrim routes and as a backbone to a network of walking and cycling routes. It’s a 170km route which includes 26 municipalities, while the region identified 200km for future walking and cycling routes.
Activities in the process of being realised are: the delineation and checking of the route; the punctual checking of security, with potential improvement proposals; the launching of a virtual cycle of territorial awareness and animation, with the inclusion of administrations, associations and passionate individuals who look after the route.
The final approval for the European extension certification of the Via Francigena of the South has been entrusted to the European Association of Via Francigena Ways assembly which in 2019 will take place the 14th June in Besançon and the 18th October in Bari.