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Almatourism and EAVF Call for Papers

Almatourism, Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development announces a special issue in collaboration with the European Association of Vie Francigene (EAVF) dedicated to the theme of "The Via Francigena for all for sustainable and responsible development".

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Meeting of the European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination

The European Committee for Interregional Technical Coordination (CECTI) returns to meet for common projects aimed at the development of the international Francigena route.

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SloWays and the EAVF in the heart of the Tuscan Francigena

SloWays and the European Association of Vie Francigene (EAVF) are walking together in the heart of Tuscany.

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The new walking season in Puglia, interview with Angelofabio Attolico

The new walking season in Puglia is the fruit of teamwork. From Gargano to Salento, ancient trails and tracts are in the process of being enhanced thanks to the integrated works of Regione Puglia, associations and territories.

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SantiaGoToRome, the collection of funds has begun

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people hike along the Camino de Santiago following the yellow arrows, which indicate the way to Compostela. However, those who want to walk in the other direction find it difficult with no signposts. 

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Piacenza: a Cross Road for the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April, the managers of over twenty cultural routes will meet in Piacenza, at the headquarters of the Politecnico.

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Raphaël, ex Swiss guard on the road for children with cancer

Hiking the Via Francigena for children with cancer: the pilgrimage of Raphaël Farquet, ex Swiss Guard who is traversing the Italian tract of Sigeric's route. 

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The Via Francigena app is a success!

Pilgrims and tourists love the Via Francigena app. The application, realised by the European Association of the Vie Francigene (EAVF) and developed by ItinerAria Srl, has already exceeded 5,000 downloads.

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The official Via Francigena guide available in digital format

Terre di mezzo and the European Association of the Vie Francigene present the digital edition of the official guide, available at the app store and the play store in the free “I Percorsi di Terre di mezzo” app.

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Vie Francigene in the South, the allure of Salento

The Via Francigena routes in the South are ancient pilgrim routes. Charming routes which connected Rome to the ports of Puglia immersed in history from Roman bases, ancient trails and Christian sanctuaries. 

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Architects on the road, competition for a “circular hostel”

Architecture meets the world of walking. From the 28th February, the announcement for the “Premio Raffaele Sirica - La via degli Architetti” will be online, which foresees ideas and plans for the theme of historical, cultural and spiritual walks. 

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Francigena routes in the South, results of the South Cultural Routes project

The past 20th of February, at the Officine Cantelmo in Lecce, the results of the South Cultural Routes project were presented, with the valorisation of the Salento tract of the Via Francigena in the South.

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The new Via Francigena app and the #Winning Ideas Outdoor Awards

The official app of the Via Francigena has been selected for the #Winning Ideas Outdoor Awards of the new Fiera Outdoor Expo planned from the 2nd to the 4th March at the Bologna fair.

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The EAVF and Walden Viaggi on foot, the collaboration continues

Travelling on foot is the new face of tourism. More and more people decide to experience walking at a slow pace, to be in contact with nature and culture.

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The Via Francigena, the new edition of the magazine about the European route

The 44th edition of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes” is online.

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The Via Francigena and the International Tourism Exchange

The Via Francigena returns to the BIT, International Tourism Exchange, programmed the 11th to 13th February in Milan.

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The Via Francigena on TV with "Kilimanjaro"

The Via Francigena returns to the small screen. On Sunday 4th February, Rai 3 "Kilimangiaro" aired the first of two reports on Sigeric's ancient route which connects Canterbury to Rome.

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“Supporting Back to Campi on foot” along the Via Francigena

A walking weekend along the Via Francigena to support Campi di Norcia and the areas hit by the earthquake.

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Europe and Unesco, the Forum in Monteriggioni relaunches the Via Francigena

As the Via Francigena prepares to become a part of the Unesco heritage tentative list it receives a new-found strength in Monteriggioni, where on Saturday 27th January the fifth edition of the 'Comuni in Cammino' forum took place in the theme of "Europe and the Via Francigena: an intercultural dialogue". 

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Via Francigena, the new edition of the magazine

The V “Comuni in cammino” Forum will be the perfect opportunity for the presentation of the 44th edition of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" magazine.

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