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The European Association of Via Francigena Ways renews relationships and launches towards Europe

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways Assembly in Besançon on Friday 14th June strengthens the EAVF's role of route coordinator along the 3,000km from Canterbury to Santa Maria di Leuca

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The Francigena and Art, painting and plastic art competition

 There's still time until 31st July to participate in the competition announced by Fondazione Centro Arti Visive di Pietrasanta: "Hiking: the struggle, joy, and sharing of this internal experience".

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On the cycle path from La Storta to San Pietro, Valorizziamo Veio hike a success

On Sunday 9th June the traditional "On the road to Rome along the Via Francigena - last section from La Storta to San Pietro" walk was once again successful, organised by Valorizziamo Veio association.

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The Routes4u Project

Routes4U is the name chosen for an important project promoted by the European Commission (DG Regio) and the European Institute for Cultural Routes (EICR).

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European Festival of the Via Francigena and Routes, a Theme of Femininity and Invite to Participate

The ninth edition of "European Festival of Via Francigena and Routes - Collective Project 2019". The project proposes a rich day of initiatives to promote and enhance territories crossed by paths and cultural routes of the Council of Europe.

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"Gargano DOC - Documentary school on Paths and Cultural Routes" project presented

 During the territorial meeting for Puglia Nord of the "Committee for Paths and Cultural Routes" in Monte Sant'Angelo on Wednesday morning, the activities and 2019 "Gargano DOC - Documentary school on Paths and Cultural Routes" project were presented. 

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Via Francigena, the EAVF in Besançon for General Assembly

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways returns to France for its General Assembly. After Champlitte in 2018, the EAVF associates return to France in Besançon (Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) on 14th June, EAVF municipal member and rest-stop of the route.

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Intanto parto, "L'albero della Grande Strada Bianca" by Ludovica Zenti wins in Pontremoli

The prize for the “under 25” section of “Intanto parto. Racconti e parole in cammino", the literary competition to narrate journeys along the Via Francigena and other routes.

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First bike-grill opens in Val di Susa along the Via Francigena

The "Bike-Grill San Michele" project has been launched in Chiusa San Michele at the foot of the abbey on the Via Francigena.

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Via Francigena, Cultural Routes and the Future of Europe, EAVF invite

On the occasion of the European Elections of 26th May, the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) sent an invite to all the representatives of the North-East regions of Italy to meet in Fidenza to discuss the Via Francigena and the cultural routes of Europe.

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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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Berceto, Via Francigena and Unesco: an opportunity for the territory

The municipality of Berceto, on the Parma Appenine, highlighted the potential for the territory crossed by the Francigena regarding the route's UNESCO heritage candidacy.

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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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Fire at Notre Dame, the EAVF expresses its sympathy for France

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) expresses its sympaty for Paris and France for the fire last Monday, which burned part of Notre Dame Cathedral, UNESCO heritage.

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University of Toulouse studies the Via Francigena

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in the conclusive study of the "Via Francigena" project realised by the School of Tourism of the "Jean Jaurès" University of Toulouse (Occitania).

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Via Francigena of the South, Puglia route confirmed

The regional council of Puglia has approved the plotted route of the Puglia section of the Via Francigena.

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From Molfetta to Monte Sant'Angelo on foot, the route of Giovannangelo de Gennaro: from faith to music

On foot from Molfetta to Monte Sant'Angelo, on the road for the Tenebrae of Good Friday. Giovannangelo de Gennaro will walk for five days of pilgrimage from Monday 15th April to Friday 19th April along the costal variant of the Via Francigena of the South.

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'Samedi de Quasimodo' along the Via Francigena in the Canton of Valais

The traditional "journée d’inspection" walk of “Samedi de Quasimodo” (the first Sunday after Easter) will once again take place on Saturday 27th April 2019, along the Via Francigena in the Canton of Valais (Switzerland).

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