Via Francigena

The Via Francigena is a modern recreation of the pilgrim walk of Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury, who returned from Rome to Canterbury through Italy, Switzerland and France on the original Via Francigena and Via Romea in the year 990 A.D. His walk was first retraced by landscape anthropologist Giovanni Caselli in 1985 and mapped by technicians of the Italian Military Geographical Institute, whose maps are included in the book, La Via Romea, Cammino di Dio : Sulla Grande Via dei Pellegrini da Canterbury a Roma, Giovanni Caselli (Giunti Publishing Group: Florence, 1990), published on the 1,000th anniversary of Sigeric’s walk.

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