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Buon Natale: 6 Italian Christmas Traditions For The Festive Season

6 Italian Christmas Traditions 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, food and traditions that make it special. To help you celebrate Christmas like an Italian, …

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Perfect Italian dinner on the Via Francigena, Tuscany

Perfect Italian dinner on the Via Francigena If you’re planning a walking holiday in Tuscany on the Via Francigena or Cammino di Francesco, don’t miss the chance to discover authentic Italian food, one of the richest Mediterranean food cultures. Let us whet your appetite with this blog post before you leave for the Italian peninsula. Perfect …

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5 spectacular places on the Via Francigena in Tuscany

5 spectacular places on the Via Francigena in Tuscany The Via Francigena or Camino to Rome takes pilgrims across some of Europe’s most stunning regions, including Tuscany in Italy. The Via Francigena crosses Tuscany, taking walkers from the Passo della Cissa mountain pass in the Apennines to the Val d’Orcia. Here are the 5 spectacular places on the …

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Walk the Via Francigena, meet the Pope & receive the Testimonium

Walk the Via Francigena, meet the Pope & receive the Testimonium Walk the last 100km of the Via Francigena pilgrim trail in Italy to obtain your Testimonium certificate and experience an audience with the Pope. The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrim trail starting in Canterbury, UK, and finishing in Rome. This trail, covering nearly …

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Sabela Via Francigena

Sabela Via Francigena. Sabela from the CaminoWays.com Customer Care team cycled the last section of the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome, recently. She shares her experience and tips: When I was offered to travel the last 100 km of the Via Francigena, from Viterbo to Rome, I didn’t hesitate for a second; after a wonderful experience …

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FAQ: What is the Testimonium? Via Francigena’s Pilgrim Passport

Testimonium is the name given to the certificate you can receive when you complete your pilgrimage to Rome along the Via Francigena. It is the Via Francigena equivalent of the Compostela awarded to those walking the Camino de Santiago. In order to request your Testimonium, remember to take your ‘credenziali’ or pilgrim passport, and stamp …

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Must-see: Unmissable Rome

Must-see: Unmissable Rome Adam from our Products team shares his unmissable Rome. If you are walking or cycling the Via di Francesco or Via Francigena we would absolutely recommend you take an extra day to explore the Eternal City before travelling home and re-joining the real world once again. Having cycled the last section of the Via …

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Carnival on the Via Francigena

The festival of Carnival has become synonymous worldwide with the South American nation of Brazil. But Carnival is actually celebrated in towns and villages all across Europe. In this week’s blog post we’ll take a look at Carnival on the Via Francigena, with a round-up of the most traditional and unusual traditions to be found across Italy. Carnevale de …

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