The Via Francigena pilgrim route goes from Canterbury to Rome. It all began in 990AD when Sigeric the Serious was made Archbishop of Canterbury. So, he had to travel all the way to Rome to receive his Pallium from the Pope. Gratefully, he wrote a diary on his way home recording the 79 places where he rested. As a result, today’s pilgrim is able to walk in his footsteps.
The entire pilgrimage covers a distance of 1900 km. This amazing journey through history and stunning landscapes passes through four countries. But, it is not always possible to walk such a long distance. So, Via Francigena Tours is designed to give the pilgrim a chance to sample some of Sigeric’s Stopovers.