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Free Webinar: Walking in Italy

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Join us for a free webinar on May 16th at 4:30pm. In this free online talk Juanma will discuss the most popular trails when you are walking in Italy. For this free online talk we are going to provide information

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Things to do during Easter in Rome

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Are you planning to finish your Via Francigena walk this Easter in Rome? With Easter being one of the most important weeks in the Catholic calendar This is a great time to spend a few days in the capital of

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Must see: Montreux Jazz Festival

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The famous Montreux Jazz Festival has been growing steadily since its inception in 1967. It is now renowned as the 2nd largest annual Jazz festival in the world. This unique festival attracts visitors from far and wide every July for

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6 heroic Italian movies

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Why not have a movie night before your walking holiday on the Via Francigena trail. It is not difficult to see why so many notable Directors choose Italy as their preferred film location. For the most part the landscape naturally

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Culture: Gubbio’s race of the candles

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The fascinating ‘Corsa dei Ceri’, which takes place every year on 15th May, is dedicated to St Ubaldo, patron saint of the city. Every year, the charming town of Gubbio comes alive for this quirky festival that has become a

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Black Friday Travel Offer: €25 OFF

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At FrancigenaWays.com we have a very special Black Friday travel offer: we would like to treat you to a €25 voucher for your Via Francigena trip. You are free to choose from any of our best loved tours, cycling or

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Meet us at events this Autumn

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The FrancigenaWays team has a few busy months ahead! We will be attending three major events this Autumn: the National Ploughing Championships in Ireland, the Adventure Travel & Trade Association show in Alaska and the gigantic World Travel Market in

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Finish your walk in historic Rome

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The romantic capital of Italy is home to some of the world’s most treasured buildings, artefacts and history. Rome is one of the world’s most visited cities and it is not hard to see why. In every direction you will

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Fabio Dipinto: Tales from the Via Francigena

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We caught up with Fabio Dipinto to celebrate the completion of his Via Francigena documentary ‘I Volti della Via Francigena’. Fabio kindly agreed to do an interview about the film, the places and his experience of the Via Francigena in

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6 things that make the Via Francigena special!

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What makes the Via Francigena special? This is one of the world’s longest marked walking routes, covering 2,000 kilometres, that stretches all the way from Canterbury to Rome. We have carefully divided the route into 16 walking and cycling stages.

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3 unique experiences for the Holy Year

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In 2015, Pope Francis announced that 2016 would be an extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. This is an exciting year to challenge yourself to a walking or cycling trip on the Via Francigena pilgrimage. The Holy Year will be marked

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Our favourite food experiences in Tuscany

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Three amigos from the FrancigenaWays team recently cycled from Lucca to Siena along one of the most popular routes on the Via Francigena. Myself, Claire and Caroline began this great adventure in the medieval city of Lucca and finished in

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Experience the Via Francigena in Italy

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If you want to discover Italy you can experience the best of Italian landscape, culture and history on sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 along the the Via Francigena. Each of these popular walking and cycling routes in

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Most popular routes along the Via Francigena

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The Via Francigena walking and cycling route spans over 1,700 kilometres from Canterbury to Rome. This famous pilgrimage crosses four countries at different stages: UK, France, Switzerland and Italy. All of the routes on what is commonly known as the

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Travel Insurance: What do we need to know?

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This week we have teamed up with Nick Pound from international travel insurance provider WorldNomads. We asked Nick to answer some important questions before you buy travel insurance for your next walking or cycling holiday on the Via Francigena. What

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Truffle season in tuscany

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The Via Francigena walking and cycling route passes through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany giving you the ideal excuse to sample their famous local delicacy. To celebrate the truffle season in Tuscany we have come up with a few unique

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Food Festivals Along the Via Francigena

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Food plays a major part in the culture of every country in Europe. Each part of a country will have their own styles, flavours and favourite foods. The full Via Francigena route covers 1,700 kms from Canturbery to Rome, passing through

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Best Summer Festivals in Tuscany

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With summer in full swing there is no better time to discuss some of the best summer festivals in Tuscany. Whether you are walking or cycling any section of the Via Francigena through Tuscany festivals are a great way to enjoy

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Food Ideas From Canterbury to Rome

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The Via Francigena walking route allows you to sample famous foods all the way from Canterbury to Rome. When you embark on any journey the food you eat is a big part of the experience that you take away with

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Types of Via Francigena Accommodation

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There are various types of Via Francigena accommodation available when walking the route from Canterbury to Rome. You will find a mixture of luxurious hotels, rustic hotels and agriturismi (farmhouses) along the way. Due to the long distance that the

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History of the Via Francigena

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The history of the Via-Francigena pilgrim route dates back to the Middle Ages. The full Via Francigena pilgrimage is from Canturbery to Rome, covering 1,700 km, passing through France and Switzerland along the way. The pilgrimage from northern Europe to Rome

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5 Fun Things to Do in Lausanne

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Lausanne is a picturesque Swiss city located on the banks of Lake Geneva and also happens to be a popular starting point for walkers and a must-see attraction on the Via Francigena. Its proximity to Geneva Airport and its panoramic

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