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.