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Via Francigena sustainable furniture competition “Francigena in Comune"

"Francigena in Comune" – a project of the urban regeneration strategy in 6 Municipalities along the historic paths in the Italian province of Piacenza - announces winners of the competition for the design of sustainable furniture for tourists and pilgrims.

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Via Francigena: the EAVF network is ever growing. Member’s package 2020 is available online

The network of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) is growing. 2019 ended with the accession of three Swiss municipalities from the Canton of Valais: Evionnaz, Martigny and Orsières. The Department of Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, France and the Municipality of San Severo, Apulia Region, Italy also joined the EAVF.

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“Vie Romee” - New Scientific Publication on the Via Francigena and the History of routes

An important scientific research on the Via Francigena has recently been released: a book called "Vie Romee. Dall’Altomedievale Via Francigena alla pluralità di percorsi romipeti del basso Medioevo

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Via Francigena, 3rd Edition of the Literary Award "Intanto Parto..Racconti e Parole in Cammino"

The literary prize dedicated to unpublished stories by authors, amateurs and professionals, telling the story of the journey along the Via Francigena and other routes, has come to its 3rd year.

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New Edition of the Magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes"

The new issue of the magazine "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" is available online. The 48th edition of the bi-annual publication of the European Association of the Via Francigena (EAVF) dedicates the cover to the Church of Saint Michele of Pavia, announcing the special focus of this edition. 

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Via Francigena Capacity Building: the EAVF Training Proposal for Public Bodies, Local Communities and Private Sector

To train local stakeholders and meet the demand for increasing experiential and sustainable tourism - this is the objective of the " Via Francigena Capacity Building" training module launched by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF).

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Trail from Brussels to Reims Joins Via Francigena

In beautiful settings of the "Cercle des Voyageurs" of Brussels, the European Association of  Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in the General Assembly of the association Les Amis de la Via Francigena en Belgique (AVFB) - The Friends of the Via Francigena in Belgium.

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Alberto, the pilgrim for peace, is walking on the Via Francigena: "I'm going to Jerusalem, are you coming with me?"

Alberto Castellò, the "peregrino per la paz" (pilgrim for peace) is walking along the Via Francigena. The Spanish pilgrim returns on the Sigeric’s route, heading to Jerusalem.

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The Via Francigena receives a prestigious award for Best Destinations for Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2019

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways received a prestigious prize of the Best Destinations for Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2019 awarded by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), Brussels, Belgium.

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EAVF General Assembly in Bari: new members and honorary public awards

The number of members of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) is ever increasing. During the General Assembly in Bari, which took place on 18 October 2019, accession certificates were given to new municipalities that joined the network.

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Via Francigena of the South is ratified by the EAVF General Assembly to be an official path of the Via Francigena from Rome to Santa Maria Di Leuca

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) unanimously approved the new route from Rome to Brindisi and Santa Maria di Leuca as the Via Francigena of the South.

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Monte Sant'Angelo Conference relaunches the Via Romea Francigena - a new Euro-Mediterranean Route

Three days of intense debates, studies and discussions with international experts during the conference "Via Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago and Jerusalem" have just concluded. The conference was organized by the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways, Apulia Region and the University of Bari.

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The Via Francigena meets in Bari on 18 October 2019 for the EAVF General Assembly

The General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways will take place on Friday 18 October 2019.

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Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem. The International Conference in Monte Sant’Angelo

"Francigena: Way to Rome, Santiago, Jerusalem" is the title of the conference scheduled on 11- 13 October 2019 in Monte Sant'Angelo, Apulia, Italy.

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The 2nd Edition of Festival "Mònde – Festival of Cinema and Routes"

The 2nd edition of "Mònde - Festival of Cinema and Routes " - whose name refers to its host city - Monte Sant'Angelo and at the same time recalls the word "world" in French, reflecting its larger dimension and universal value - was presented on 1 October 2019 at a press conference in Bari, in the Conference Room of the Presidency of the Apulia Region.

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The Leader of Canterbury City Council, Robert Thomas, to attend the EAVF General Assembly in Bari

The Leader of Canterbury  City Council, Robert Thomas, will attend the the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) General Assembly scheduled for 18th October in Bari, Puglia.

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Canterbury: AEVF meets Mr Robert Thomas, a new elected Leader of a municipal government

North and South of the Via Francigena are getting closer and closer. While the members are looking forward to participating in the upcoming General Assembly of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (AEVF) in Bari, to take place on 18 October 2019, the future of the European Cultural Route has been discussed in Canterbury.

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Boez: a journey on foot, six inmates along the Francigena of the South. The docu-series airing in Italy

From 2 to 13 September at 8.20 pm on Rai3 , "Boez - Let's go away " is broadcasting the docu-series of ten episodes which tells the story of the journey on foot of six boys convicted of breaking the law and under internal and external detention.

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The Via Francigena loses Palmira Orsières, hiking ambassador. The EAVF remembers

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) expresses its condolences for the loss of Palmira Orsières, in love with the Via Francigena, nature and hiking. A true ambassador of the values ​​linked to the European journey, especially those of friendship, listening and sharing.

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"Mònde - Festa del Cinema sui Cammini" at the 76th Venice Film Festival

The 2nd edition of "Mònde - Festa del Cinema sui Cammini", the Festival created and organised by MAD - Memorie Audiovisive della Daunia, was presented at the 76th Venice Film Festival.

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