APPS 2019


Take advantage of these APPS to get the most from your pilgrimage along the Via Francigena, to enjoy the landscapes and meet some of the friendly inhabitants.

With relevant descriptions, distances and altitudes, these apps will keep you on track as they include the

  1. 1. Official stages of the AEVF
  2. 2. Official AEVF variants
  3. 3. AIVF historical variants

 The choice is yours!

 Total weight: iPhone 9 MB,  Android 12 MB  to download on your iOS (Apple) or android smartphone or tablet.

With just one click, you can request information and book the accommodations you like among about 300 mentioned (with all the updated details, as usual in Dormifrancigena-AIVF since 2006).

The itinerary is divided into three parts:

  1. I. From the Grand St-Bernard to Plaisance + Abbots way (Bobbio)
  2. II. From Plaisance to San Gimignano + Via Francigena of Montelungo (Cisa pass-Pontremoli) + Abbots way (Pontremoli)
  3. III. From San Gimignano to Rome + official VF to Abbadia S.Salvatore + Via to the abbeys S. Antimo and S. Salvatore

These 3 APPs, or guides, are an essential source of information for pilgrims, or even hikers, who want to follow all or part of this historic route. The APPs, which will be continuously updated, cover both the official Via Francigena route as well as the useful variants identified and verified in 2015 by AIVF volunteers.

The APPs contain the Association’s suggested accommodations – hotels, guesthouses, cottages, B&Bs, parishes, religious and private homes – which offer hospitality to pilgrims along the route. Some are very economical, but all require continuous updates on availability; AIVF thanks pilgrims for sending information.

The Apps are periodically updated with new improvements, new variants deemed to be advantageous, more direct or safer, and with new places offering hospitality to pilgrims. In some places along these routes, it is possible there will be no connection for your device. Pilgrims and hikers are advised to download maps and routes for offline consultation, so they can check their location even without telephone coverage.
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1 – Gran San Bernardo – Piacenza + Via degli Abati: Pavia – Bobbio (san Colombano † 615)

2 – Piacenza – San Gimignano + Montelungo dalla Cisa + Via degli Abati: Bobbio – Pontremoli

3- San Gimignano – Roma + Abbadia S. Salvatore MiBAC + Via di Sant’Antimo – San Salvatore

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