Francigena Way: Stages from Tuscany to Rome
The Via Francigena, also known as Frances, Francigena or Romea, is the route used by the ancient pilgrims heading to the three main religious sites since medieval Christian Santiago de Compostela, Rome and Jerusalem. This route linking Canterbury to Rome via France, the Alps, the Po Valley and the Apennines. Was the bridge between Europe and the Anglo-Saxon and Latin contributing, through the journey of the pilgrims, the construction of a Europe of peace .
Of that pilgrimage, Sigerico, archbishop of Canterbury, he listed the stages in his diary, dated 994, which, today, is the first comprehensive document on the Via Francigena. Recognized in 2004 as a Major Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, in Canterbury was officially inaugurated the ” kilometer 0″ of the Via Francigena , which is the starting point of the journey to Rome (in particular the last 100 kilometers , starting from Tuscia through the territories of ancient Tuscia to Rome ) .
The pedestrian route of the Via Francigena in Italy is long about 1000 km from the Gran San Bernardo in Rome, divided into 44 stages.