The Via Francigena, like the Camino de Santiago, is a long-distance walking trail following a medieval pilgrim path. Starting in Canterbury Cathedral, in the UK, the Via Francigena crosses France towards Switzerland, before reaching Italy.
Today’s route follows the path taken by Sigeric the Serious, archbishop of Canterbury, in the 10th century, as closely as possible.
The Via Francigena walking trail offers a very unique and varied view of Europe: from the cliffs of Dover and WWI battlefields to the Champagne region, the Alps and Tuscany. Each section and country crossed by the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome, has its unique history, heritage and natural beauty.