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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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Routes4U, meeting along the Via Francigena in Romainmôtier

On 22nd August in Romainmôtier, in the Vaud canton, an informative meeting took place along the Via Francigena for the Routes4U project in the Alpine macro region (EUSALP).

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Peregrinus, a construction workshop for pilgrims on the Via Francigena

Peregrinus is a construction workshop exploring minimal habitats for pilgrims on the Via Francigena. Two shelters were built in ten days by 20 students during this year’s assembly Easa Tourist 2019 in Villars-surOllon.

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I Love Cammini along the Via Francigena, two dates of slow walking in Emilia Romagna

Our appointment with "I love Cammini Emilia Romagna" returns in September. There are two dates dedicated to the Via Francigena to experience and get to know the route at a slow pace: 7th September from Cassio to Berceto and the 14th September from Pontenure to Fiorenzuola d'Arda.

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The Via Francigena Meeting with Emilia Romagna in Rimini

A meeting with the Via Francigena in Riminiwill take place from 18th to 24th August. In the institutional stand of the region of Emilia Romagna (Pavilion A3, Position A3.09) coordinated by APT Services Emilia Romagna, the routes are the protagonists of numerous events.

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World Francigena Ultramarathon: the 12th and 13th October Trekking and Nordic Walking along Sigeric's Anceint Route

The ancient route will be travelled by pilgrims on 12th and 13th October with the World Francigena UltraMarathon. A non-competitive 120km trekking and Nordic walking hike, which offers five different tracks you can choose from.

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Festival Vie Francigene: walking in the outskirts with Ilaria Canali

The 2019 edition of the European Festival Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2019 is dedicated to the theme "The feminine way. Sensitivity in human and natural landscapes ". The journey with this year's testimonials continues with Ilaria Canali, promoter of the National Women's Network on the Way.

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