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 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.
On this website you will find information on walking the route and cycling the route, its history, advice on when to go, details on how to join the Confraternity and receive your pilgrim credential, an accommodation map that makes planning your journey easier than ever, and accommodation lists that can be printed and easily referenced.
Each year the Confraternity organises events to promote pilgrimage in the UK and to give members and non-members an opportunity to share their experiences and to ask each other questions as they plan their next adventure. In June, the CPR will lead on a Pilgrim Festival in Canterbury, funded by the Green Pilgrimage Project and The Heritage Lottery Fund. Learn more about the exciting events as part of the festival here.
Support the work of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome by becoming a member or by making a one off donation today!