Kit Via Francigena: Credential and official guidebook in English
The Kit Francigena: Credential and Guidebook in English includes the official guidebook in English of the “Via Francigena” and the credential of the pilgrim.
The Guidebook to the “Via Francigena”
Inside the Kit and you will find the official guidebook in English of the Via Francigena. The guidebook provides all the information you need to get on the road. Discover the detailed maps, the altimetries, the step by step description of the route, the official variants, where to sleep and the places to visit.
A guidebook for all: pilgrims, trekkers, travelers and for those who want to experiment even for short stretches along one of the most famous routes in Europe.
From the Alps to Rome on foot along the path of the ancient pilgrims in the footsteps of Archbishop Sigerico (10th century).
Experience an extraordinary journey. Discover unexpected landscapes, medieval churches and stretches of Roman roads. Go through some of the most beautiful and evocative villages in Italy.
45 stages between Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Tuscany and Lazio.
The credential is the fundamental document for the pilgrim.
It represents the “pilgrim’s passport”, attests to the identity and motivation of the traveler. The pilgrim must have it with him to be identified as such and have access to the reception facilities provided along the route. In addition, it is necessary for agreements with catering activities or public transport services on the territory.
By handing over the credential in every place where the pilgrim is hosted, he will receive a stamp, useful for the completion of the path and necessary to request the “Testimonium” (you must have traveled at least the last 200km by bike or 100km on foot).
Many structures welcome pilgrims by requiring a simple offer to support the management costs. In the case of accommodation offering more services, reductions are generally applied. In some areas they have agreements with public transport.
The credential contains 64 punching boxes, more than enough for the 45 Italian stages.
These are the two fundamental objects for walkers travelling along the Via Francigena.
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