Maps Covering the Via Francigena

The route passes through four countries so maps have been categorised by country.



The route from Canterbury to Dover, along the North Downs Way, is covered by two Ordnance Survey maps in their Explorer (1:25 000, 4 cm to 1km) series:

150 Canterbury and the Isle of Thanet

138 Dover, Folkestone and Hythe


Michelin 724 is a single map covering the whole of northern France, but the very good maps in the IGN (Institut Géographique National, the equivalent of the Ordnance survey maps in Britain) new Top 100 Tourisme et Découverte series are recommended for walkers. The scale is 1:100,000, they are GPS compatible and seven are required, listed here in route order:

IGN Top 100 Tourisme et Découverte 1m = 1km, 1:100,000

101 Lille – Boulogne-sur-Mer

102 Lille – Maubeuge

104 Reims – Saint-Quentin

110 Reims – Saint-Dizier

120 St. Dizier – Chaumont

130 Vesoul – Langres

137 Besançon – Montbéliard


The Swiss publishing firm Kummerley Frey has a Cartes de Randonnée series, 3km = 5cm, GPS compatible, and the following four cover the course of the Via Francigena from the French border to the Great Saint-Bernard Pass:

8 Neuchâtel (Sainte-Croix – Rances, Yverdon-les-Bains)

15 Lausanne/Vallée de Joug (Lausanne – Cully –    Epesses – Rances –Orbe)

16 Gruyère (Chexbres – Vevey – Montreux – Aigle)

22 Grand-Saint-Bernard/Dents du Midi (Villeneuve – Grand-Saint-Bernard)

All these maps are available from Stanfords map shop in London, from The Map Shop, Upton-upon-Severn, or from many large general bookshops.


As a country, Italy is not mapped as well and consistently as the others but there are several Via Francigena-specific maps available.  GPS points and downloadable maps following the official route of the European Association of the Vie Francigene are available on the Association’s website:




As well as the Vademecums, the AIVF produce the Topofrancigenas, sketch maps showing the route from Canterbury to France, Switzerland to the Alps and the Alps to Rome.

Pisoni Guide

The Pisoni Guide has separate maps for each stage.  The maps are plasticized, have height profiles and give details of low cost (monastery/parish) accommodation details.  Route instructions are on the back.

D’Atti & Cinti Maps

D’Atti, Monica and Cinti, Franco: La Via Francigena: cartografia e GPS dal Monginevro a Roma lungo l’itinerario storico

These are published separately from, but designed to accompany the guidebook written by the same authors. Unfortunately their route crosses the Alps at Montgenèvre rather than the Grand St Bernard Pass so if you wish to follow the Sigeric route, these maps will only be useful from Vercelli.  The maps are detailed, have height profiles, GPS data and show the types of roads/paths used.

Kompass Maps

Some sections of the route are covered by Kompass 50K Hiking series of 1:50,000 maps so the following may be of use.

85 Mont Blanc

86 Gran Paradiso – Valle d’Aosta

646 Garfagnana – Alpi Apuane- Cararra – Viareggio

660 Florence – Chianti

661 Siena – Chianti – Colline Senesi

653 Pienza – Montalcino – Monte Amiata

Touring Club Italiano

This organisation has produced a series of maps covering all of Italy but unfortunately the scale is 1:200,000.  The maps are very easy to read and places of interest are highlighted. Reference numbers covering the Via Francigena are

1 Piedmont – Aosta Valley

5 Liguria

7 Tuscany

10 Lazio

Via Francigena in Toscana

Produced by Cartogafica and available at Stanfords in London, this is a useful 1:50,000 map showing the route through all the stages in Tuscany.