Via Francigena

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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Sabela’s Via Francigena

Sabela’s Via Francigena Sabela, from CaminoWays, recently cycled the last section of the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome. 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 beautiful experience walking the

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Carnival on the Via Francigena

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

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Group walking the Camino

Great Camino Routes for groups

Great Camino Routes for groups The Camino Ways group tours department picks six fantastic Camino Routes for groups looking to embark on a memorable adventure. Our group’s department specialises in creating tours for groups of all sizes, including fundraising teams for charities, walking clubs, parishes, schools, and private groups of family and friends. These are

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Ponferrada, a magical Camino town

9 Magical Camino Towns

9 Magical Camino Towns From Pontedeume on the French Way with its Templar castle via the fairytale city of Salamanca all the way to picturesque Porto and beyond. Here are nine of the most magical towns on the Camino de Santiago routes, hand picked by the team. 1. Ponferrada – French Way With it’s

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Pilgrimage to Rome

Pilgrimage to Rome Travel journalist and photographer Gavin Gough embarks on a pilgrimage to Rome. It is during our daydreaming sessions, those moments when we look blankly into the middle distance and for which school children are often reprimanded, that our unconscious minds seek out solutions and find resolutions. Going on a long distance walk

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