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Monte Sant'Angelo, launch of “MAP - Memorie Audiovisive dei Pellegrini”

From April, the "MAP - Memorie Audiovisive dei Pellegrini" (audio-visual memories of pilgrims) activities will begin in Monte Sant’Angelo (Gargano, Foggia). It's a new project created and curated by “MAD - Memorie Audiovisive della Daunia” which will be added to the sphere of historical recovery and conservation, as well as the memories of the Capitanata territory realised by the Foggia production society.

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Forum des Chemins, the Via Francigena alongside other Routes

The Via Francigena and 24 other routes met at the "Forum des Chemins" in Paris, the annual event dedicated to pilgrimages.

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Acquapendente, S'Osteria 38 inaugurated

On 30th March in Acquapendente the S'Osteria 38 was inaugurated: a new location along the Via Francigena at the northern entrance of the small town of Alta Tuscia, in correspondence with the first rest-stop in the Viterbo area of the historic pilgrim route at 827km.

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Berceto: UNESCO Municipality of the Via Francigena, Meeting with Distinguished Guests on 13th April

At 15:00 on 13th April at the old cinema Roma, the "Berceto: UNESCO municipality of the Via Francigena" meeting will take place.

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'Torno a Casa a Piedi' Tour, Jack Jaselli's Stops along the Francigena

Jack Jaselli's "Torno a casa a piedi tour" from Pavia to Rome will begin on 16th April. The singer, born in Milan and raised travelling the world, is ready to tour his last album "Torno a Casa" with a journey along the Francigena.

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Countdown for the South Francigena Marathon

Our meeting with the South Francigena Marathon is fast approaching. The first non-competitive walk along the Via Francigena of the South planned for the 28th April.

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From Frost to Fire, an Incredible Thousand-Year Journey along the Via Francigena

Four travellers from four different countries who have travelled the Via Francigena to Rome. An abbot who, on a magical night, opens the doors of the monastery and welcomes them. "Di Gelo e di Fuoco" lands in Italian bookshops and tells the incredible journey of a thousand years along the Via Francigena.

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The Via Francigena at the "Salon du Randonneur" in Lyon

From 22nd to 24th March the European Association of Via Francigena Ways (EAVF) participated in the 13th edition of "Salon du Randonneur", a meeting dedicated to hikers in France in Lyon.

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UK and Italian Soroptimists walked along Francigena Way

UK and Italian Soroptimists walked their local sections of the Via Francigena to celebrate international friendship and International Women’s Day. The ancient pilgrims route goes between Canterbury and Rome.

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Viterbo, Pilgrim Hostel

New accomodation structure for pilgrims of the Via Francigena. From March to September, the Parish of Santa Maria Nuova in Viterbo offers accomodation to pilgrims on the road.

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The EAVF at the International Workshops on Religious Tourism in Fatima

The European Association of Via Francigena Ways attended the International Workshops on Religious Tourism held last March 7 in Fatima (Portugal).

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"Intanto Parto", Valentina Zinzula's "Destinazione Felice" wins in Monteriggioni

There are those who undertake it for religious reasons, some for cultural reasons, some for sports, some for finding themselves, but, regardless of the reasons, those who undertake a journey along the Francigena never return as they left.

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The South Francigena Marathon, 42km from Velletri to Roma

Great enthusiasm and turnout for the presentation of the South Francigena Marathon.

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Elisa Peruzzi, 2800km on foot towards the ocean

She left from Desenzano del Garda to reach the ocean on 25th February. It is not her first journey on foot alone, but this time she's headed towards the unknown, along unfamiliar streets and with so many projects in her backpack.

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ReStartApp for Italian routes, 2019 campus registration now open

Registration is now open for "ReStartApp for the Italian roads", the new free Campus training and business acceleration, promoted by the Edoardo Garrone Foundation, in close collaboration with the Cariplo Foundation and a network of partners that includes among the others: Italian Alpine Club (CAI), Legambiente, Symbola Foundation, UniMont, Buon Lavoro Foundation and Alliance for Sweet Mobility (A.Mo.Do.).

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Italy on the road, the Terre di Mezzo overview

 For the first time, the number of people who travel Italian routes is greater than that of Italians that have received the Compostela in Santiago.

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"Via Eurasia", Call for Expression of Interest for a Position of a project coordinator

EAVF is currently looking for an external project coordinator for a duration of 12 months from April 1, 2019 to work on a project ‘Via Eurasia: Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot-European Culture Route linking Turkey to Italy’ in collaboration with the Culture Route Society CRS, the lead partner of the project.

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The Ostello del Teatro in Piacenza opens its doors to pilgrims

With the arrival of summer, the Ostello del Teatro in Piacenza, in via Trento 29, is ready to welcome those who walk along the Francigena.

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"Intanto parto" anouncement of the Over 25s literary award winners on 16th March

It's prize time for the "Intanto parto...tales and words on the road".

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The Via Francigena by train, positive analysis for the pilgrim initiative

A more than positive analysis for the "Via Francigena by Train" initiative. Confirming this is the data given by Trenitalia at the "Comuni in Cammino" Forum which took place in Monteriggioni last 2nd February.

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