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The Via Francigena in Aosta Valley

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The Via Francigena is a bundle of roads leading from Central Europe to Rome.

The first documents attesting its existence date back to IX century a.C. and refer to a stretch of road nearby Siena, but one of the most significant witness of this way, dates back to a document of the X century, where the bishop Sigerico described the path of his pilgrimage from Rome to Canterbury. The same path, two centuries later, has been called Via Francigena.

Since medieval times, many factors influenced the tracks of pilgrims along this dense web of routes: the seasons, the weather, the presence of holy relics along the way, the political conditions in the crossed countries.

The five stages of the Via Francigena in Aosta Valley, leads the traveler between medieval villages, castles, churches, and Roman ruins...

The route starts at the Great Saint Bernard Pass (2450 m.s.l.m.), gets down to Aosta (580 m), and then proceed to Pont-Saint-Martin, leaves Aosta Valley and joins Piedmont.

In the pages of the regional tourism site LoveVdA, you can consult the map and the details of the stages, get information about accommodation and, above all, discover the history of this amazing journey.

Here you can visit the official website of the Via Francigena.

 

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