Via Francigena

Via Francigena


A historic itinerary, a “highway” crossed in the past by thousands of pilgrims on their journey to Rome


Via Francigena

Via Francigena
A historic itinerary, a “highway” crossed in the past by thousands of pilgrims on their journey to Rome

The road which led from Canterbury to Rome is a historic itinerary, a “highway” crossed in the past by thousands of pilgrims on their journey to Rome. It was mainly at the start of the second millennium that Europe was traversed by a multitude of souls “in search of their Lost Heavenly Home”. It is well known that the three main lures for this humanity on the move were: first of all, Rome, place of the martyrdom of the Saints Peter and Paul; Santiago de Compostela, where the apostle St. James had chosen to lay for his eternal repose and naturally Jerusalem in the Holy Land. Moreover, a pilgrim did not travel alone but in a group and carried the signs of the pilgrimage ( a shell for Santiago de Compostella, a cross for Jerusalem, a key for St. Peter in Rome). It also goes to say that these pilgrim roads were at the same time roads of intense trading and that they were also crossed by armies on their movements.

Today the Via Francigena represents one of the most prestigious and frequented European routes.

 
By Dinamo Cms