Via Francigena Articles
Carol is a regular contributor of Via Francigena articles to the news section of the official Via Francigena website. You can follow the links to read about her Via Francigena articles.
Canterbury to Rome in 2016
This articles tells the story of her Via Francigena pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome in 2016. Read about her awesome adventures as she travelled the 1900 km, by car. The experience was so remarkable that, for the subsequent two years, she has walked been slowly walking her way through the entire pilgrimage. In addition, she has walked in official Via Francigena Marathons and official promotional events.
Via Francigena in 2017
The Via Francigena offers 4 promotional marathon events each year. Here is my article about the Acquapendente to Montefiascone Marathon which took place on 4th June 2017.
On September September 2, the Companions of the Via Francigena in Switzerland met at the Grand St Bernard Pass Hospice for the twenty year celebration of the opening of the Via Francigena trails through the Pass. In this article you can read about this extraordinary gathering at the Grand St Bernard Hospice.
Via Francigena in 2018
On the 17th May 2018 I took part in the first Via Francigena Marathon for 2018. The 42 km marathon goes from Acquapendente to Montefiascone. The pilgrim is required to walk 100 km from Montefiascone to Rome to receive the Testimonium for making the pilgrimage.
This year I took part in an event which was designed to explore a new route of the Via Francigena across the Franco-Swiss border. The section from Pontarlier to Orbe is historically accurate, but the trail is not well defined at this stage.
This year on 17th June I participated in the Francigena Val di Susa Marathon. This marathon began in Avigliana and ascended nearly 1000 m to Sacra di San Michele, and finally ended up in the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Susa.
On the 8th September I participated in a ‘I love Francigena’ from Fidenza to Medesano in Italy. In this event 22 pilgrims walked both to check the trail and its signage, and to promote the Via Pilgrimage. I have a special mention in the article being the only Australian in the group!