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Free Webinar: Walking in Italy

Lisa ,

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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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Twenty-four hours in Siena

Aoife ,

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On a trip walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany with three colleagues in October we elected to take an extra day to explore the hilltop city of Siena. It was a decision that I’d happily repeat. Here’s our top things to

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Most romantic trails on the Via Francigena

Aoife ,

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Love is in the air this week and what better way to celebrate than by rambling through the land that practically invented romance? Become doe-eyed in the home of Chianti, lose yourselves along Tuscan hills or become the stars of

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Walking the Via Francigena with Roberta

Aoife ,

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Roberta tells us all about her trip walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany and why it was a challenge she’ll never regret accepting! When I was first given the opportunity to choose between a walking or a cycling trip, the

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Carnival on the Via Francigena

Aoife ,

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The festival of Carnival has become synoymous worldwide with the South American nation of Brazil. But Carnival is actually celebrated in towns and villages all across Europe. In this week’s blogpost we’ll take a look at Carnival on the Via Francigena,

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VIDEO: Walking in Tuscany webinar

Maria ,

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If you missed our recent walking in Tuscany webinar you can catch it here: Our colleague Caroline from the Customer Care team introduces this spectacular section of the Via Francigena, as well as sharing useful information and a special discount.

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Vegetarians on the Via Francigena in Tuscany

Aoife ,

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Vegetarians on the Via Francigena rejoice, with such a selection of meat-free dishes en route, the only problem you’ll face is knowing which one to choose! Here are some of my favourite Tuscan staples senza carne, in light of my recent trip

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Aoife’s story: The Via Francigena on foot

Aoife ,

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“You won’t know yourself once you start driving”,“Cycling will save you so much time.” These are the words of persuasion that I hear on a daily basis.  Urging me to ditch my favoured mode of transport. They are words motivated by

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Via Francigena 2017: 10% OFF

Aoife ,

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The Via Francigena is a stunning walking trail which sets off from Canterbury in England, traverses the length of France, Switzerland and Italy to finish up in the eternal city of Rome. To help you tick the Via Francigena off

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3 great Via Francigena tours for Autumn

Maria ,

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Rolling landscapes, vibrant colours, mild temperatures ideal for hiking and a countryside with harvest in full swing and yielding the best seasonal delicacies … Autumn is a wonderful time to walk the Via Francigena, particularly the sections in Italy, also

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FAQ: What are the Via Francigena stages?

Aoife ,

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Here at FrancigenaWays.com we often get queries regarding what is meant by the Via Francigena stages, well today we’re going to answer exactly that. Let’s start off with a little introduction to the trail. For those of you who don’t know,

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FAQ: How to follow the Francigena trail?

Maria ,

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Most of our trips on the Francigena trail are available as self-guided holidays, which means you can pick your own travel dates and our travel specialists will adapt the itinerary to your requirements. *We also have a number of Via

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FAQ: Food on the Via Francigena

Aoife ,

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Many of you have asked about the specifics of food on the Via Francigena such as what meals are included as part of your package. In today’s FAQ blog we’re going to cover food in Italy, including meal times, courses,

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Via Francigena Highlights

The Team ,

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The Via Francigena is one of the longest pilgrimage routes in Europe. From Canterbury to Rome, the trail takes walkers to some of Europe’s most spectacular regions, as well as areas of fascinating history and culture. These are some of

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Must-see: unique San Gimignano

Maria ,

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The towers of San Gimignano, perched on a pretty Tuscan hilltop, are one of the most magnificent and unusual views pilgrims will encounter as they make their way along the Via Francigena trail. The medieval skyscrapers of San Gimignano are

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Via Francigena Culture: Easter in Italy

Maria ,

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Easter is a fantastic time to discover the Via Francigena, particularly if you’d like to experience Easter in Italy, its unique celebrations and traditions. Many cities and towns across Italy, big and small, hold Easter processions during Easter week or

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Most romantic Via Francigena locations

Aoife ,

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Leaving off from Canterbury in the UK, traversing through the land of love, France, through picturesque Switzerland and onto Italy; the nation that practically invented romance, there are no shortage of romantic Via Francigena locations to choose from. Here is a list

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Meet us at London and Dublin travel shows

Maria ,

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The FrancigenaWays.com – CaminoWays.com team is starting 2016 with a busy schedule! we are exhibiting at two fantastic travel shows in January: the Adventure Travel Show in London and the Holiday World Show in Dublin. We have special tickets for

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Traditional Christmas food in Italy

Valeria ,

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Looking to give your Christmas celebrations an Italian flavour inspired by the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome? Valeria from FrancigenaWays.com has picked her favourite festive dishes. Here’s her essential guide to Christmas food in Italy: Christmas dishes Cappone or

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Christmas traditions in Italy

Valeria ,

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Christmas is a special time of the year and each country has its own unique Christmas traditions. Italy, including the regions of the Via Francigena and St Francis Way, is home to a range of Christmas events, foods and traditions that

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Last chance to get 10% off your Francigena trip

Maria ,

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Book your Francigena trip with FrancigenaWays.com before the end of the year to get a special 10% discount. From the Alps and the St Bernard’s Pass to the picture-perfect Tuscan countryside, the Via Francigena is a magnificent trail, covering thousands

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The new FrancigenaWays.com office!

Maria ,

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Earlier this week, we moved offices and we now have some fresh pictures to show you the bright shiny new FrancigenaWays.com home in Dublin city! This is how the new office looked back in July when we first visited and

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2016 Holy Year to Rome

Maria ,

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Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced 2016 will be an extraordinary Holy Year for pilgrims heading to Rome. Holy years, also known as Jubilee years, usually take place every 25 years, unless the Pope requests an extraordinary Holy Year to

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Get 10% off your 2016 Camino to Rome

Maria ,

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Fancy taking on the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome next year? Book now and get a whopping 10% off with FrancigenaWays.com, the Via Francigena walking and cycling holiday specialists. We have a fantastic early bird offer for those who would like

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Most popular routes along the Via Francigena

Lisa ,

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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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Via Francigena Guided Tours 2016

Maria ,

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Our dates for Via Francigena Guided Tours 2016 are now available. Departing on selected dates, our first guided tours of the season depart in March to coincide with Easter celebrations in Italy and Rome. Our Via Francigena guided tours, are

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Michael, UK, Via Francigena from Lausanne

Maria ,

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“Excellent service. Always at the end of a phone! We started this walk in Switzerland and are now in Tuscany en route to Rome. Camino have ensured luggage transfers and reasonable accommodation every step of the way.” For more information about

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Autumn cycling in Tuscany

Maria ,

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Escape to Italy before the end of the year for a last minute cycling in Tuscany break. Tuscany is one of the most spectacular stretches on the Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage route from Canterbury also known as the Camino

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FAQ: Organising a Francigena group trek

Martin ,

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Planning a charity fundraising trek or group trip with friends? Our expert team, led by Jeremy Perrin, has been organising treks for charities, groups and clubs for many years. On this useful blog post, Martin explains how it works and

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Via Francigena talks in June

Maria ,

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Join us for our next information evening at outdoor store 53 Degrees North in Carrickmines, Dublin, on Monday 8th June at 7pm; and 53 Degrees North Cork on Wednesday 10th June at 7pm. In June, FrancigenaWays.com director Jeremy Perrin will

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History of the Via Francigena

Lisa ,

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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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Must-See: medieval Viterbo

Maria ,

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The city of Viterbo, in the region of Lazio in Italy, is a popular starting point for Via Francigena pilgrims as it marks the last 100kms of the ‘Camino to Rome’. Viterbo is a small city of just over 60,000

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Top things to do in Siena

Maria ,

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The city of Siena is one of the highlights along the Via Francigena in Tuscany. Siena is a UNESCO-listed city and one of Italy’s most visited sites. Designed as a work of art to blend in with the Tuscan surroundings,

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Cycling in Tuscany

Emmet ,

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Tuscany is world renowned as being one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. The Via Francigena route which passes through Tuscany offers the perfect opportunity to experience the region by bike. Our cycling section 7 and section 8 of

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5 Fun Things to Do in Lausanne

Lisa ,

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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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How long does the Via Francigena take?

Maria ,

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How long does the Via Francigena take? The Via Francigena, or Camino to Rome, covers over 2000kms from Canterbury in the UK, to Rome in Italy. This epic trail, following the pilgrimage route taken by Sigeric the Serious, Archbishop of

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Must-see: 5 things to do in Lucca

Maria ,

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Section 14 of the Via Francigena, Italy’s Camino, starts in the magnificent walled city of Lucca, in Tuscany, and finishes in spectacular Siena. Many walkers choose to start in San Miniato instead of Lucca, avoiding the first couple of walking

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The Via Francigena in England

Emmet ,

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The route of the Via Francigena to Dover follows that of the North Downs Way and takes you along quiet country roads, gravel paths, farm tracks and old Roman roads. Along the way you will pass through picture perfect villages

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