Books on The Via Francigena

 GUIDEBOOKS

 

The Lightfoot Guide to the Via Francigena Canterbury to the Great St Bernard Pass 2020 edition by Paul Chinn and Babette Gaillard, Pilgrimage Publications, available as paperback and e-book

The Lightfoot Guide to the Via Francigena The Great St Bernard Pass to St Peter’s Square, Rome 2020 edition by Paul Chinn and Babette Gaillard, Pilgrimage Publications, available as paperback and e-book

(Waypoints available as downloads in .gpx format onto a mapping app)

Booklet of Accommodation and Facilities (Pilgrims on the Via Francigena from Canterbury to the Swiss border) Edition 2020 (updated annually), published by the FFVF and CPR, on sale from our online shop £5.

The Via Francigena 1000 kilometres on foot from the Gran San Bernardo to Rome, revised 2018 in English by Roberta Ferris, Terre di Mezzo.

(A Terre di Mezzo guide to the Canterbury to Great St Bernard Pass is planned to appear soon. We will add it to this list as soon as published).

(FFRP) Fédération Française de la Randonnée PédestreGR145: The Via Francigena in Pas-de-Calais FFRP Topo-guide No. 1451 generally intended for walkers within that department only – however, in the Pas-de-Calais the Via Francigena meanders around. You can save several days by studying the well-presented maps in this booklet, and discerning short-cuts. Good on history and culture.

Via Francigena Canterbury to Rome – Part 1: Canterbury to the Great St Bernard Pass Pt. 1: 2011 by Alison Raju, Cicerone Guides, paperback

The Via Francigena Canterbury to Rome – Part 2: The Great St Bernard Pass to Rome  2014, Cicerone Guides, paperback and Kindle

(In terms of directions and accommodation these guides are now outdated, but are excellent for historical and cultural background. They are currently being updated for Cicerone by Sandy Brown)

 Via Francigena: Pilgrimage from Lucca to Rome (Pilgrimages of Europe) 2019 by Carla Mackey, published Carla Mackey

Walking to Rome: Preparing and Packing for the Tuscan Via Francigena, 2018 by Ryan Tandler, published CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Pilgrimage: The Great Pilgrim Routes Of Britain, 2017 by Derry Brabbs, published Frances Lincoln

 

ACCOUNTS OF JOURNEYS ON THE VIA FRANCIGENA

 

 A Long Way for a Pizza by Brian Mooney 2013, published Thorogood Publishing Ltd

The Wrong Way for a Pizza by Brian Mooney 2013, published Thorogood Publishing Ltd

Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim: On Foot, Across Europe to Rome, 2014 by Harry Bucknall, Bloomsbury Continuum

The Long Walk: A Pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome, 2015 by Robert Muirhead, published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing

The Crossway, 2018 by Guy Stagg, Picador

The Path You Make, a woman’s search for purpose walking the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome, 2019 by Kym Wilson, published Kym Wilson

A Pilgrimage to Eternity, From Canterbury to Rome, 2019, by Timothy Egan, Viking USA.

 

PILGRIMAGE AS A CONCEPT

 

We are Pilgrims: Journeys in Search of Ourselves by Victoria Preston, published Hurst. Due 9 April 2020