The via Francigena Canterbury to Rome: Part 2: The Great St Bernard Pass to Rome

The via Francigena Canterbury to Rome: Part 2: The Great St Bernard Pass to Rome

Paperback Cicerone Guide

By (author) Alison Raju

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  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 116mm x 170mm x 20mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cumbria
  • ISBN 10: 1852846070
  • ISBN 13: 9781852846077
  • Edition: 14001
  • Edition statement: 1st edition.
  • Illustrations note: 150 colour photos and 30 custom colour maps
  • Sales rank: 86,764

Product description

This comprehensive guidebook covers the second half of the Via Francigena - a 1900km pilgrim route that crosses Europe from Canterbury to Rome. From the halfway point at the Great St Bernard Pass in the Alps, this book splits the second half of the pilgrimage into five sections (with further start points in Vercelli, Passo della Cisa, Lucca and Siena) and concludes by arriving at St Peter's Square in Rome. All five start points are places where pilgrims can easily reach or leave the route by means of public transport, should they wish to tackle the journey in shorter stages. Illustrated with clear, original sketch maps and colour photographs, the step-by-step route description also includes detailed information about historical sites and all facilities available along the way.

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Author information

Alison Raju is a former language teacher and author of three other Cicerone guides to pilgrim routes: 'The Way of St James' in two volumes and The Via Francigena: Canterbury to Rome Part 1.

Table of contents

Introduction; History; Pilgrims through the centuries; Pilgrim saints; Geography; Route design and terrain; Preparing for your journey; Choosing your companions; Planning your pilgrimage; A challenging pilgrim route; Equipment; Getting there; Accommodation; Planning the day; Other practical information; Using this guide; The Route; 1 Great St Bernard Pass to Vercelli; 2 Vercelli to the Passo della Cisa; 3 Passo della Cisa to Lucca; 4 Lucca to Siena; 5 Siena to Rome; Appendix A Visiting the Sigeric Churches in Rome; Appendix B Sigeric stages in Italy; Appendix C San Rocco churches and iconography; Appendix D Further reading; Appendix E Italian-English glossary; Appendix F Useful contacts; Appendix G Obtaining the Testimonium; Appendix H Index of maps; Appendix I Index of principal place names; Appendix J Summary of the route