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Pilgrim hostel inaugurated in San Giovanni Rotondo

The growth of the Southern Francigena continues.  The pilgrim hostel was inaugurated with an info point on the 2nd December in San Giovanni Rotondo, Puglia. 

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The Via Francigena from the Monti Dauni to Brindisi

In July the European Association of the Vie Francigene, in collaboration with local operators and experts, realised a very important task, to verify and monitor the route of the Via Francigena in the south in Puglia, on the tract from Monti Dauni to Brindisi

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Walking along the coast of Salento, from Otranto to Leuca

A walk surrounded by the beauty and colours of the Salento coast from Otranto to Leuca, in the South of Italy.  The Puglian land of ancient tracts, a bridge of intercultural dialogue on the Mediterranean.  

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Agenzia del Demanio: the first national announcement of the Cammini e Percorsi project now online

The first announcement of the Valore Paese-Cammini e Percorsi project begins allocating 43 real estates to cooperative companies and associations established for the most part less than 40 years free of change for 9 years, as laid down by D.L. Turismo e Cultura (D.L. 31.5.2014, n. 83). 

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EAVF dedicated to the development of the Via Francigena in Switzerland

The European Association of the Vie Francigena is at the service of Switzerland to implement the development of the European route.  

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Now online the new regulations for the use of the EAVF institutional logo and trademark

The European Association of the Vie Francigene protects and promotes the official route of the Via Francigena, as certified in the Programme of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, as a touristic-emotional product and experience, a European model of excellent results and service.

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DigitaLife and the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Vie Francigene is the partner of DigitaLife, a project for a collective film which will tell the story of the changes which have occured in the last twenty years from a perspective aimed towards the future.  The venture will be realised mainly thanks to the videos sent in by members of the public.

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Trenitalia – EAVF: The Via Francigena by train. A sustainable mobility project.

Rome, 9th June 2017 – The consolidation of the collaboration of Trenitalia with the European Association of the Vie Francigene occurred for the integration of the railway and the route, from the Aosta Valley to Rome on foot or by bike.

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VIA FRANCIGENA IN THE SOUTH, THE WORKGROUP WITH THE 5 REGIONS HAS BEGUN

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.

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7th edition Festival “Via Francigena Collective Project”

We are now arrived at the 7th edition of the international Festival “Vie Francigene Collective Project”, supported by the European Association of the Vie Francigene (E.A.V.F.) and by Civita Association.

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ACCESSIBLE CULTURAL ITINERARIES: PATH, PIT STOP, ACCOMMODATION

Experiences in comparison to make culture and itineraries alive through accessibility. The “Matera Mare” Forum, to which EAVF took part, focused on activities in favour of the sustainability of itineraries that are accessible by anyone.

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SESSA ARUNCA (Campania Region, Province of Caserta) – RUTI SAN PIETRO PLOT

New accommodation facility for pilgrims, surrounded by suggestive vineyards and olive groves of the Via Francigena in the South, located in Ruti di Lauro, Sessa Arunca (Caserta, Italy) http://www.viefrancigene.org/it/resource/accomodation/4086/ http://www.tenutarutisanpietro.it https://www.facebook.com/tenutarutisanpietro/

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FRANCIGENA, THE PROCEDURE FOR THE CANDIDACY TO UNESCO HUMAN HERITAGE HAS STARTED

FLORENCE – Today, Friday 10th February, started the procedure to nominate the Italian Via Francigena to the World Heritage List with the commitment of the Regions.

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The Vie Francigene in Puglia, from vision to opportunity for a sustainable territorial development

The Vie Francigene in Puglia, from vision to opportunity for a sustainable territorial development” is the title of the dissertation discussed by Alessandro Caterino in the month of July, at the University of Bologna. The dissertation is focused on the Via Francigena in Puglia and on the governance of the project: an example of good practice, which sees the Puglia, through the Via Francigena, at the centre of an international project, tied to the sustainable territorial development.

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Via Francigena and Turkey's Cultural Routes. A new cooperation project kicked-off

The project entitled “Europe to Turkey on Foot”, co-funded by the European Program “Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey IV–Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments” started on 15th February.

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Meeting of the European Interregional Committee for the coordination of the Via Francigena

0n 27th May took place a meeting of the European Interregional Committee for the coordination of the Via Francigena. The meeting was organised by EAVF, in collaboration with the regions along the Via Francigena.

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Questionnaire on the Via Francigena

Francesca Magnani, graduated in Languages ​​at the Catholic University of Milan has created a questionnaire to the Pilgrim, translated in 4 languages, and is open to all pilgrims on the Via Francigena who want to give advice to try to improve the Way of Sigerico

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