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Omnes viae Romam ducunt – All roads lead to Rome!

Welcome to the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome (CPR). We aim to inform, encourage and assist those making a pilgrimage to Rome on foot, bicycle or horseback along the Via Francigena and on other pilgrim routes.

The pinnacle of pilgrim ways in Europe, the Via Francigena crosses half a continent and four countries – from the North Downs in England to the WWI battlefields and Champagne region in France, the Juras and Lac Léman in Switzerland, over the Alps to Italy and down the Aosta Valley, through Piedmont, Lombardy, and across the Apennines and the Tuscan hills to Rome.

It takes a reasonably fit person about 90 days to walk the 1,900 kilometres from Canterbury to Rome and about 30 days to cycle there. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – we are here to help you take that first step.

We can give you information about the practicalities of walking the route and cycling the route and about its history, and we can give you advice on when to go, and provide you with a pilgrim credential and an updated accommodation list. We are non-denominational and we discuss what it is to be a 21st century pilgrim.

We invite you to step inside and read more about us and about membership of the CPR, and we invite you to join us.

Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome second e-newsletter

February 10, 2018
E-newsletter, February 2018   February 2018: The second e-newsletter of the Confraternity has just been published. If you did not...
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New Via Francigena Signs in Canterbury

February 4, 2018
Pilgrims setting out from Canterbury can now see a clear sign directing their first steps on the road to Rome....
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Notice of Annual General Assembly

February 4, 2018
11th Annual General Meeting - 10 March 2018 Notice is hereby given that the 11th Annual General Meeting of the Confraternity...
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Archived News Stories

February 4, 2018
First e-newsletter of the Confraternity, December 2017 The Confraternity's first e-newsletter can be accessed by clicking on the link. ____________________________________________________________________...
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