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SUSIE

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Hello
Where can I buy the guide book for the Via Francegena del Sud... not available on Terre di Mezzo or Amazon websites...
Italian or English guide books...
Thank you
 

roving_rufus

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013-2015) Camino Portugues from Lisbon (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??)
I can't find the article now - but I did read there is a new guide for the VF Sud supposed to be out in 2020. Otherwise it seems nearly impossible to get a guide at the moment - they all seem to be out of print
 

timr

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Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
Hello
Where can I buy the guide book for the Via Francegena del Sud... not available on Terre di Mezzo or Amazon websites...
Italian or English guide books...
Thank you
I have not checked this year but certainly last year it was very difficult to find guide to VF del Sud. It is out of print with Terre di Mezzo and rather than reprinting, a new edition is being prepared, but it was not available when I last checked.
There is a book you will find by Monica D'Atti on the VF del Sud published by Paolini (San Paolo Edizioni) in Italy (in Italian) but this book is not a helpful guide to walking.
There is a book with the same title also by Monica D'Atti but published by Terre di Mezzo, which I have seen but never obtained. It is out of date and out of print.
That is this one, listed as esaurito.

There is a new book I THINK again by Monica D'Atti but it is not out yet. I wrote to Terre di Mezzo asking them to give me an old copy or even the pdfs but they would not. Their new books are generally available as ebooks.

I found a book produced by the Touring Club of Italy, which was a very good walking guide, with useful maps and some information on accommodation. It is also out of print. It doesn't have an author which makes it difficult to find.

I have some links here - this is an old post of mine: some of the links may be out of date I fear!

The book by Monica D’Atti from Terre di Mezzo is not available and is being re-written.

http://libri.terre.it/libri/collana/21/libro/320/La-Via-Francigena-del-Sud

The older book by her which IS available is not really helpful for walking. They are not the same book!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Via-Francigena-sud-Verso-Gerusalemme/dp/8821592383/

I used a book called La Via Francigena ned Sud: Un percorso di 700km da Roma a Brindisi from Touring Editore. It is the top book on this page. I don’t think there are copies available any more which is a pity, as it was very useful.

https://www.viefrancigenedelsud.it/en/guide/

This is the publisher, but they do not have copies…

https://www.touringclub.it/editoria-digitale/mappe-e-guide-della-via-francigena

And these people don’t seem to have copies either

https://www.civita.it/Associazione-Civita/Attivita/Pubblicazioni/Le-Vie-Antiche/La-Via-Francigena-nel-Sud


This book is coming out in May 2019

https://www.facebook.com/pg/appiaapiedi/posts/

These sites are good:

https://www.viefrancigenedelsud.it/en/

https://www.viefrancigene.org/en/resource/blog/Webmaster/la-francigena-nel-sud/

Another website that looks good and a book in Italian (but which I have not used) is
https://www.facebook.com/groups/francigenastrataperegrinorum.blogspot.it/

http://francigenastrataperegrinorum.blogspot.com/

My own notes on accommodation are available here:

The link to my Excel file is here
 
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timr

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
@SUSIE Just to say that you are confusing a couple of very good people and regular responders :) :oops: 🤭. Perhaps you could change your message title to Via Francigena del Sud - in the message proper it is quite clear this is what you are looking for I think.:)
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Past: Frances, Norte, Primitivo, Aragones, 1/2 Via Plata. Future: Italian part of Via Francigena
Hello
Where can I buy the guide book for the Via Francegena del Sud... not available on Terre di Mezzo or Amazon websites...
Italian or English guide books...
Thank you
I purchased the 'La Via Francigena, le chemin de Sigéric vers Rome' guide (44 stages 1,022km) which starts at the Col du Grand Saint Bernard. It is hot off the presse (2020) and has accommodations, descriptions, maps, a little history, plan of the cities ... and is small enough. Check it out if you like.
It is a from Les Guides Lepère (Lepère Éditions). Quite nice. It is in french only .... they also issue a credentielle (pilgrim passport).
Cheers
 

Andre Peeters

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Via de la Plata 2013
Camino de Levante 2015-2016
Camino mozárabe 2018
A very well written book by Cyprien Mycinski,
that covers the part from the French-Italian border to the extreme South of Italy.
I met Cyprien as pilgrim somewhere in Andalucía.
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Camino(s) past & future
Past: Frances, Norte, Primitivo, Aragones, 1/2 Via Plata. Future: Italian part of Via Francigena
I can't find the article now - but I did read there is a new guide for the VF Sud supposed to be out in 2020. Otherwise it seems nearly impossible to get a guide at the moment - they all seem to be out of print

It is possible to buy the new Guide book for the Via Francigena (Col du Grand Saint bernmard to Rome) from the Lepère Editions ... it just came out 2020. See their website as they have lots of guide books IN FRENCH.
www.lepere-editions.com
 

roving_rufus

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013-2015) Camino Portugues from Lisbon (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??)
There are plenty of guides for the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome but this thread is about the VF SUD which goes south from Rome to Brindisi at the bottom of the heel of Italy
It is possible to buy the new Guide book for the Via Francigena (Col du Grand Saint bernmard to Rome) from the Lepère Editions ... it just came out 2020. See their website as they have lots of guide books IN FRENCH.
www.lepere-editions.com
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis (2012), Camino Norte (Fall 2015)
Hello
Where can I buy the guide book for the Via Francegena del Sud... not available on Terre di Mezzo or Amazon websites...
Italian or English guide books...
Thank you
For the route and some background, we downloaded 2 apps - Sloways and Via Francigena. They were perfect for keeping you on route , distances, etc. We found the Sloways app a little faster but both were invaluable. Combined with some accommodations that have been listed, you should be good to go. BTW we downloaded the maps before leaving home so the apps could be used if you don’t have a cellular or wifi connection. I have an iPhone but they are available on other Smartphones. We walked from Lucca to Rome in May 2019 so if you have any questions on that portion, let me know.
Bill
 

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