BECOME A FRIEND

St Benoit Labre (F-Amettes 1748 – Rome 1783) Patron of Rome pilgrims, homeless, itinerants Since 1998, over 2,687 AMIS-Friends (1.2019) from 29 countries throughout the world (as far away as Australia, New Zeland, Russia, Israel), have joined

With a minimum annual fee they contribute financially and with useful information
The membership is for 12 months

 Category Euros / CHF
single 26,00
family couple (children 6-15 years free) 40,00
junior (under 25 years) 15,00
groups (min. 10p) / per pers 15,00
parish groups (min. 10 p. 15-20 years) 5,00
voluntary association  (una tantum) 50,00

 Rome pilgrims receive:

  • an AMI /E membership card
  • a VF pilgrim’s passport Litterae Patentes Peregrinatoris iter per viam francigenam facientis with 56 spaces for stamps
  • Letter 2018 to the Friends of the VF
  • discount on all AIVF products
  • 2 VF stickers (7 x 10 cm)

on request or before you set out

  • the latest updates Topofrancigena and Welcome List

on presentation of AMI(E) Card

  • reductions in many accommodations mentioned in Dormifrancigena
  • free entrance or reductions in some monuments and museums along the VF

Religious accommodations: Official rules for pilgrims

Important INFO 11.2018

Statistics (CPR Newsletter 2/2019): Danilo Parisi, the ferryman of the River Po who has transported over 8500 pilgrims since 1998, at the crossing near Piacenza, registered for 2018:

  • 1405 pilgrims from 38 countries, an increase of 15% for each of the last 2 years. Most were on their way to Rome, 8 were headed for Jerusalem.
  • 34% of the pilgrims had come on foot from Canterbury. 66% were aged over 50, 40% were women.

Number of stages (average 22 km / day)

  • Canterbury – Rome : 90
  • Grand St-Bernard – Rome : 45

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Volunteers sought
for welcoming pilgrims

 Creations of AMIS/ES

  • Composition Santiago + Via francigena …
  • Pilgrim’s bread Giovanni-I
  • Embroidery VF Isabelle D.
  • Greetings 2010 Margot, Inge
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