Other routes

Feeder routes – Europe


Via Francigena variant between France and Italy: the GR©653D (the Via Domitia) which links with the Chemin d’Arles, and passes over the Alps at Montgenèvre, and goes through Turin to join the Classic VF at Vercelli.

Lightfoot Guide to the Via Domitia, Arles to Vercelli, Pilgrimage Publications.


https://camino-europe.eu/en/eu/it/neue-weiterleitungsseite/via-francigena-i-alternative/ (in English)


Via della Costa coastal route (Rome-Santiago) 12 stages from Ponte S Ludovico to join the official Via Francigena at Sarzana. https://viadellacosta.it. In English. Gives links to the coastal route along the Alpes Maritimes in France.


Via Postumia 930 km from Aquileia to Genoa and crosses the entire north of Italy from east to west, through Friuli-Giulia Venezia, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont and Liguria. Links to the VF at Piacenza.





Via Francigena del sud

This travels south from Rome to Santa Maria di Leuca, and links to pilgrimage routes to Jerusalem.



Route to Monte Sant’Angelo on the Gargano peninsula in Puglia https://www.viefrancigenedelsud.it/en/resource/tour/percorso-monte-santangelo/


Via degli Abati (St Columbanus’s route) Alternative route between Pavia and Pontremoli



Other routes to Rome


Via di Francesco  La Verna to Assisi and on to Rome.



Cammino di Assisi Forli- La Verna – Gubbio – Assisi



Feeder routes in England


The Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury



The Pilgrims Way: to Canterbury from Winchester and London, Leigh Hatts, 2017, Cicerone. The route is described both from Winchester in Hampshire (136 miles) and London’s Southwark Cathedral (90 miles), with an optional spur to Rochester Cathedral.


The Pilgrims’ Way, Derek Bright, 2011, The History Press


North Downs Way Farnham (Surrey) to Dover




The North Downs Way: National Trail Guide, Colin Saunders, 2016, Aurum Press.


The Augustine Camino Rochester to Ramsgate via Canterbury



Pilgrims Way London to Canterbury



The Becket Way Southwark to Kemsing (linking on to Canterbury)