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Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago…

Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago… The First Pilgrimage The city of Oviedo, starting point of the Camino Primitivo to Santiago (The Original Way) to Santiago and also the main city along the Camino del Norte (The Northern Way), has been an important attraction to pilgrims for centuries. Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago… The Holy Chamber in the city’s …

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Must-see: Unmissable Rome

Must-see: Unmissable Rome Adam from our Products team shares his unmissable Rome. Suppose you are walking or cycling the Via Francigena. In that case, we recommend you take an extra day to explore the Eternal City before returning home and re-joining the real world. Having cycled the last section of the Via Francigena from Viterbo …

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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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Cycling or walking the Camino?

Cycling or walking the Camino? That is a question we get asked quite a lot! To give you an idea, in 2019 approximately 6% of all ‘Compostela’ certificates are issued to bike-pilgrims or ‘bicigrinos’; while most other pilgrims choose to make their way to Santiago the traditional way: on foot. A small percentage will choose …

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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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Via Francigena: 24 hours in Siena

On a trip walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany with three colleagues in October we elected to take an extra day to explore the hilltop city of Siena. It was a decision that I’d happily repeat. Here’s our top things to see in Siena Siena Cathedral Siena is home to an eclectic mix of Architecture ranging …

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Why we love Ferrol

Why we love Ferrol on the Camino Ingles, we talk to Ferrol’s native, Andrea, about what makes her home one of the most special Camino de Santiago towns. Andrea was born in Ferrol on the Camino Ingles but moved to the South of Spain a few years later. Her time in her formative years was divided …

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