Guide Books to the Via Francigena
Via Francigena Pilgrim Trail – Canterbury to the Great St Bernard Pass, Alison Raju, Cicerone 2011
This is the only guidebook in English to the Via Francigena exclusively for walkers. Published in two pocket-sized volumes, Part I covers the route through Britain, France and Switzerland to the Great St Bernard Pass. It contains route-finding instructions, information on accommodation and services, places of historical, architectural and other interest along the way, and an introduction with information on the history and development of pilgrimage to Rome.
Via Francigena Pilgrim Trail – The Great St Bernard Pass to Rome, Alison Raju, Cicerone 2014
The second volume follows the same useful format as the first. The route descends from the Great St Bernard Pass and continues through the historic cities and villages of north Italy across the Po Valley and into Tuscany and Lazio to reach the Eternal City.
CPR – Guide to Services & Accommodation on the Via Francigena
Also written by Alison Raju, this is the produced by the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome. It is a guide to the accommodation and services on the route between Canterbury and the Great St Bernard Pass and will be updated on the basis of pilgrims’ feedback, and re-issued periodically.
Lightfoot Guides to the Via Francigena, Paul Chinn & Babette Gallard, Pilgrimage Publications
These three volumes are anything but light but they provide a detailed multi-part guide in English for walkers, cyclists and horse riders along the entire route from Canterbury to Rome. Volume One covers the route from Canterbury to Besançon, Volume Two from Besançon to Vercelli and Volume Three from Vercelli to Rome. All three volumes include maps, elevation details, accommodation lists, GPS waypoints and practical facilities such as doctors/vets, internet cafes and Tourist Offices. It is available from Pilgrim Publications.