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Via Francigena: the St. Bernard Dogs

The Great St. Bernard Pass (2,476 m.), the highest point of the Via Francigena, is inseparably linked to the famous dogs that contributed to its popularity and are related to the image of Switzerland.

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Francigena, an Artistic Project to Enhance the Route

The "Francigena" artistic project, born from an idea of ​​Charles Myber, historical journalist and president of "The Renaissance Association of the Via Francigena" aims to enhance the 1800km route which unites England, France, Switzerland and Italy.

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Decathlon and the Via Francigena: a new and important collaboration

A new strategic collaboration has been founded between the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) and Decathlon Italia, leading company for sportswear.

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Vie Francigene European Festival, new edition with 600 events and 4 speakers.

Around 600 events are scheduled for the "9th edition of the Vie Francigene European Festival, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2019", considering the autumn events currently being defined. 

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Sosta & Gusta, Three Info Signs to Discover Parmigiano Reggiano in the Province of Parma

 Crossing the Via Francigena in the province of Parma is a journey in the kingdom of Parmigiano Reggiano. From June, three information signs will be found in Fidenza, Medesano and Berceto.

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Time Left to Take Part in "Gargano DOC - Scuola del Cinema sui Cammini e gli Itinerari Culturali"

There are still a few days left for video makers, walkers and travellers to take part in the 2019 edition of "Gargano DOC - Documentary School on Paths and Cultural Routes", to be held from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July 2019 in the former Sansone Barracks at the Umbra Forest and in various locations of the Gargano National Park.

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Festival Vie Francigene, Cristina Menghini's Experience

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". One experience this year is that of Cristina Menghini, pilgrim, president of the non-profit association Walking on the Via Francigena and environmental hiking guide.

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European Festival of Via Francigena Ways, Presentation in Rome

On 1st July, at the CIVITA Association in Piazza Venezia, 11 in Rome, a press conference will be held to present the 9th edition of the European Festival "Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2019".

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The Via Francigena and the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe exhibition in Paris

On 17th June in Paris, the exhibition on cultural routes of the Council of Europe was inaugurated at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture, where the Via Francigena, certified in 1994, stands out.

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

The Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant'Angelo in Puglia, the symbolic image of the 47th edition of the "Via Francigena and the European Cultural Routes" magazine.

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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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