Ancient road and pilgrimage route running from the cathedral city of Canterbury in England, through France and Switzerland, to Rome and then to Apulia, Italy, where there were ports of embarkation for the Holy Land.- Via Francigena
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Town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy.
Situated on the road leading to the Aosta Valley (part of the medieval Via Francigena), it straddles the Dora Baltea and is regarded as the centre of the Canavese area.
Principal city of Aosta Valley, a bilingual region in the Italian Alps, 110 km north-northwest of Turin.
Under his son, Charlemagne, Aosta acquired importance as a post on the Via Francigena, leading from Aachen to Italy.
Network of pilgrims' ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition holds that the remains of the apostle are buried.
But it was only after the capture of Granada in 1492, under the reign of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, that Pope Alexander VI officially declared the Camino de Santiago to be one of the "three great pilgrimages of Christendom", along with Jerusalem and Rome.
City and comune in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the Serchio River, in a fertile plain near the Ligurian Sea.
Thanks above all to the Holy Face and to the relics of important saints, such as San Regolo and Saint Fridianus, the city was one of the main destinations of the Via Francigena, the major pilgrimage route to Rome from the north.
Commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France near the Swiss border.
Pontarlier is one of the staging posts from northern France, Britain and the Benelux countries for the Via Francigena, now a walking route to Rome with a starting point in Canterbury, England.
Small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy.
In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance era, it was a stopping point for Catholic pilgrims on their way to Rome and the Vatican, as it sits on the medieval Via Francigena.
Pilgrims travelling along the Via Francigena between Rome and France brought wealth and development during the medieval period.
Commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.
Therouanne lies on the Via Francigena.
Town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, central Italy.
The importance of the area dates from the 10th century, thanks to its position across the Via Francigena, the main road from Rome to France.
The Archbishop of Canterbury from 990 to 994.
Sigeric made the pilgrimage to Rome following the Via Francigena to receive his pallium in 990, and a contemporary record of this journey still exists.