In 990 AD, Sigeric, archbishop of Canterbury, travelled to Rome to meet Pope John XV and receive the investiture pallium. When travelling on the Via Francigena, one walks along the “European cultural corridor”, discovering highest artistic cultures from pre-Romanesque and Romanesque, to Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. The Via Francigena is indeed the oldest and most important medieval pilgrimage route connecting Northwestern Europe with the Italian peninsula and in particular with Rome. With its different roles as a military road, trade route and a pilgrimage route throughout the Middle Ages – the Via Francigena put different values and traditions in contact and has been an extremely important vehicle for transmitting cultural messages from one part of Europe to another. The route often runs along main streets and is bordered by the most important monuments, beautiful buildings and archaeological sites.
Collection: Aplications, Images, Multimedia, Texts
Project: 10. Churches and religions in Europe., 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Chronology: 10th century - today
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Website
Source: Vie Francigene
Language: Italian, English and French
Date: 10th century - today
Owner: Filippo Galletti (Modernalia)
Copyright: Associazione Europea Vie Francigene
Abstract: Website of the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.