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Via Francigena in the South competes for an award for Coastal Heritage development

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways submitted a candidacy of the route’s extension to Santa Maria di Leuca to the award “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2020”.

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Route indications during the coronavirus emergency in Italy

With regard to the current COVID-19 emergency, information is shared at European and national level to which EAVF adheres.

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"I Walk in Italy" campaign: support for slow tourism at the time of the coronavirus

A campaign has been launched to make a concrete contribution to restart Italian tourism and attract attention of Italians and foreigners towards slow tourism that allows you to experience a holiday in close contact with nature: that of walking and cycling trips.

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Launch of the renewed EAVF website

The website of the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) www.viefrancigene.org has been the EAVF online reference point since 2004 and has served to provide all necessary information concerning the Via Francigena and its practical details.

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3-year Strategic Plan of Sustainable Development of the Via Francigena

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) presents the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan, developed together with the Executive Board, members and the staff of the Association.

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Via Francigena – a living route: collection of good practices along the itinerary

Currently the European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) is focused on monitoring activities of the itinerary and is therefore collecting good practices along the route from Canterbury to Santa Maria di Leuca,

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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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