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Omnes viae Romam ducunt

All roads lead to Rome!

 

Welcome to the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome (CPR). A registered charity, 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 Via Francigena and the Confraternity

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 2000 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.

On this website you will find information on walking and cycling the route, its history, advice on when to go, and an accommodation list. Most important of all, there details on how to join the Confraternity and receive our membership pack including your pilgrim credential. 

We invite you to step inside and read more about us and about membership of the CPR, and we invite you to join us and support our work in promoting the Via Francigena.  

Support the work of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome by becoming a member or by making a one off donation today!




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