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Via Francigena - candidate of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes award 2019

The European Association of the Via Francigena Ways participate in the annual Council of Europe Cultural Routes award.

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Salvatore, the Via Francigena on Foot to Raise Awareness

Thirty-four days of walking to cover the entire Via Francigena, and then continue through the Magna Via Francigena from Palermo to Agrigento, arriving in Ireland along the Dingle Way.

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Interim management meeting of the cooperation project "Italy, Greece, Turkey on Foot"

On 23 - 24 July 2019 the Via Francigena participated in the interim management meeting of the 12-month  project "Italy, Greece and Turkey on foot", which took place in a town of Misi, in the vicinity of Turkish Bursa.

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“CorreVoce” Silence has a Voice along the Via Francigena

After cycling across half of Europe and in 2018 the Via Francigena del Nord, from Canterbury to Aosta, this year Renato and Alessandro from ReAl Bike Experience will be representatives of AIMUSE, the Italian Selective Mutism Association, along the Italian Via Francigena from Aosta to Rome.

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"We Walk for cancer", a pilgrim's tale

Trekking across Europe is a dream for most Australians! But my sister, Sue McGann and I have turned those dreams into reality - a global journey for a worthy cause!

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Via Francigena, A Growing Community: EAVF Data

The community of enthusiasts around the Via Francigena grows stronger. Proof of this can be seen in the data collected by the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) with the coordination and development of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.

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Francigena Furnishings, Six Municipalities Launch a Competition

The design competition for the construction of urban furnishings dedicated to tourists - pilgrims - citizens along the Via Francigena and the path of San Colombano has been published.

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Via Francigena, the Confesercenti Parma 2020 Project

On July 14th, at the headquarters of Confesercenti Parma, the project of historical research and tourist development “La Via Francigena, spiritual way and way of trade and hospitality” was presented, which is part of the projects connected to the initiatives in course for "Parma 2020, Capital of Italian Culture".

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Gargano Doc Works Concluded, the Documentary School for Cultural Routes

On Sunday 14th July the works of "Gargano DOC", the "School of documentaries on the Paths and Cultural Routes"

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Vie Francigene Festival: Sofia Bracalenti's Experience

The 2019 edition of the European Festival "Vie Francigene, Cammini, Ways, Chemins 2019" is dedicated to the theme of "The Feminine Way. Sensitivity in Human and Natural Landscapes ". Our journey with this year's accounts continues with Sofia Bracalenti.

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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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