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All roads lead to Rome, walking the Via Francigena in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims

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   Irlanda Italiana

             is pleased  to invite you to

All roads lead to Rome,  walking the Via Francigena

in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims

a presentation by  

Tom Pittam.

 

 

 

Tom will talk us through his own experience walking in Tuscany and Lazio in the direction of Rome, he will show us many photos and will give us an insight of this simple, spiritual and wonderful trip.

 join us on Tuesday 1st of March,

 in Cork City Library at 7 pm 

Free admission 

All welcome

About Via Francigena

The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrim trail to Rome starting in Canterbury, England, crossing the channel to France and continuing across Switzerland before reaching Italy.

In medieval times, the Via Francigena was an important road for pilgrims heading south to Rome and like the Camino de Santiago, this trail is a European Cultural Route designated by the Council of Europe.

The route in Italy is well maintained and accessible, it is very well set up to accommodate walkers and cyclists, with reasonable accommodation and very welcoming hosts to be found in towns and villages along the route. The scenery is simply stunning.

 

via francegena presentation

LGinevra

 

 

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