Via Francigena Articles
Carol is a regular contributor of Via Francigena articles to the news section of the official Via Francigena website. Follow the links to read her Via Francigena articles.
Via Francigena in 2018
On the 17th May 2018 Carol took part in a 42 km Via Francigena marathon from Acquapendente to Montefiascone. This is the starting place for the 100 km walk to Rome. And, this walk is necessary to receive the pilgrim’s Testimonium in Rome.
This year Carol took part in an event which explored a new leg of the Via Francigena near the Franco-Swiss border. Although the leg from Pontarlier to Orbe is historically accurate, we found that the trail is not well defined.
This year on 17th June Carol participated in the Francigena Val di Susa Marathon. This marathon began in Avigliana and ascended nearly 1000 m to Sacra di San Michele. And it 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!
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.
This year I have spent more time in Switzerland visiting places where Sigeric walked on his journey home from Rome to Canterbury in 990. Do read about my adventures along the Swiss Via Francigena pilgrim route. My article is also published on the official Via Francigena website.
Canterbury to Rome in 2016
This article is all about my Via Francigena pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome in 2016. I travelled the whole way by car. And even though I did not make the pilgrimage on foot, so many amazing things happened along the way that I just had to write my story. As a consequence, it has been published in two places – the official Via Francigena website and the Catholic Weekly, Sydney, Australia.