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Francigena Way

1800 km / 143 km in Emilia-Romagna

The Francigena Way, also known as via Francesca or via Romea, is an ancient way which pilgrims followed from north-western Europe to Rome. The name Francigena literally meant the origin of the route from the land of the Franks and, contrary to what one might believe, it was not a single route but a group of trails and paths that together constituted a road system toward the city of Rome.

The particular Francigeno route most known by us today is the one indicated in A.D. 990 in the highly detailed travel diary of 97 legs of the journey written by Bishop Sigeric who travelled from Canterbury to Rome to be received at the papal throne.

Although there are faster more modern communication routes, the Francigena Way has retained its identity as a route for communication and exchange between peoples and cultures and, as of 1994, it has been declared a “Cultural Itinerary by the European ...
Council”, thus becoming a definitive route and, like the Way of St. James, the supranational dimension that it has always represented.

The Francigena Way is joined by the Linari Way.
La Francigena Way is listed as a trail in the Atlas of Paths of the Mibact.



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Events and places

Find all the other dates and events along the trail

From those of national importance to the more characteristic and picturesque and the points of interest for tourists along the trail.


Fidenza: la Stagione di Prosa 2018-2019 del Teatro Magnani
E’ stata presentata la Stagione di Prosa 2018-2019 del Teatro...


Aspettando Borgofood – Tra il borgo e il mare
Dal 3 al 5 maggio 2019 “Aspettando Borgofood – Tra...

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From hospitality in the villages of the Apennines and Po Valley Plain to the Resorts, Hotels and Bed & Breakfast of the hills and cities of art.
Choose your holiday immersed in the nature and culture of Emilia Romagna.

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From the natural parks to the monumental trees, green areas and fountains.
Discover natural places of interest of the region and the trail.

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Pilgrim's Bag

Food & wine and Typical Products

From dairy specialities to traditional quality foods and Doc and Docg wines that you can taste along the trail.
Discovering the patrimony of food and wine of Emilia-Romagna.

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From places of religious interest and accommodation to the Saints and Blessed that distinguish some Trails and the Dioceses of Emilia-Romagna

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Legs & Open Data

Accommodations, points of interest, stops and GPS routes to build your application.
This is the section where APT Servizi Emilia Romagna provides freely all the data available on the Trail.