THE VIA FRANCIGENA is one of the most interesting journeys in Europe. This journey takes you along one of the most historic and longest pilgrimage paths. The Way begins in Canterbury and makes its way to Dover. A ferry takes the traveller to Calais, where the land journey resumes. Across France to Switzerland. Then down to Lake Leman and along the Rhone Valley, up to the Alps and down to Aosta in Italy. Along the Italian peninsula, before arriving in Rome.
The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrim path through the heart of Europe. The Christian origins of this ancient route date back to the seventh century. The Latin name Via Francigena (the Frankish Route) was given to the route first documented by Sigeric the Serious, Archbishop of Canterbury who returned from Rome to Canterbury along the route in 994AD describing the main stopovers in his journal.
We've put together our experiences of life on the Via Francigena to help you plan your journey. Of course, there's nothing like doing it yourself. TRAVEL the Via Francigena includes:
We tried to pre-book as much accommodation as possible due to the time of year (August-September) we traveled. Most of it was found on the internet via Google. The A.I.V.F provides members with lists of various accommodations including monasteries, B&Bs and hotels along the route..
The thing about travel is that any time is the right time. It’s just that you will have different experiences. We began our walk in August, which is too hot for walking in Italy. The BEST TIME is from September to November or March to May. Be aware that Easter sometimes falls in March or April and accommodation may be more difficult to obtain.
Thank you for the interesting ebook on the Via Francigena pilgrim path. I'm very interested and considering it for this summer, as I retire from a life of teaching.
John P, 2014
I particularly liked the sections on Switzerland, Assisi and Rome's Pilgrim Churches. The historical background was really worthwhile.
Bernard S, 2013
You've given me some great ideas on doing the Via Francigena. Thanks.
We have put together a comprehensive, illustrated journal of the highlights of our journey along the historic Via Francigena. In this eBook you will find many of the places and sites of interest, both from a historical and a traditional perspective. Cities, such as the magnificently undiscovered Viterbo, Montefiascone - the home of Est Est Est! wine and the marvellous Swiss countryside will encourage you to make this journey yourself.
We've detailed our experiences of life on the Via Francigena to help you plan your own journey. Of course, there's nothing like doing it yourself. TRAVEL the Via Francigena includes:
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