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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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30 Camino facts – Celebrate Europe’s first Cultural Route

This year, the Camino de Santiago celebrates 30 years since becoming the first Cultural Route by the Council of Europe. It is quite a privilege, as this accolade recognises the critical role of the Camino de Santiago through history as a route of peace, cultural exchange and understanding between people from all over the world. …

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Must-see: unique San Gimignano

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 a fascinating reminder of the might and power of local feuding families in the Middle …

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Sites on the Vezelay Way

Highlights of the Vezelay Way

The Vezelay Way is one of the classic routes of the Camino de Santiago in France and has been used as a pilgrimage trail for centuries. The Way is split into five sections which will take you through the heart of rural France on a journey of discovery, which will immerse you in the history …

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Coimbra is now UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Camino de Santiago from Portugal passes the quaint city of Coimbra. This week, residents and students of this Portuguese city are celebrating the city’s most emblematic buildings: Coimbra University has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched on the hill overlooking the River Mondego, this charming pocket-size city and medieval capital of Portugal is …

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