The Francigena Ways in the south, a bridge between east and west

The Francigena Ways in the South join East and West, Christianity and paganism, the Age of Antiquity to the Middle Ages. A transversal journey, through Roman stone-paved roads and ancient sheep-tracks, pagan temples, impressive cathedrals and Christian sanctuaries, gentle hilly panoramas and harsh mountain passes. This space is dedicated to the ancient and modern ways, and you will be able to find in our pages both the history of the ancient pilgrim’s ways and maps and descriptions of the modern itineraries of the Francigena Way or more precisely the Francigena Ways in the South.

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I Love Francigena in France, Four Events on the Road

After the success of the Italian events, I Love Francigena will take place in France for the first time. With 4 days of walking between Champlitte and Bucey-lès-Gy (Haute-Saône), from 18th May to 8th June 2019.

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“Trail Angels” of the Via Francigena, Network for Route Maintenance

The Movimento Lento association, in collaboration with the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF), came up with the idea to create a network among associations along the Italian Francigena from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome, who would become "Trail Angels", inspired by volunteers who look after routes in the USA and other foreign countries. 

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Great success for the first South Francigena Marathon

1,200 people took part in the South Francigena Marathon on 28th April. The first edition of the event along the Via Francigena of the South was a success, with high levels of participation and enthusiasm! 

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The Via Francigena on the BBC

 The BBC has released a TV film on the Via Francigena with eight British celebrities who walked the Martigny - Rome section last summer.

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