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Via Francigena Convents & Monasteries

Colette Z

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I’ll start my Via Francigena July 30th from Canterbury hopefully reaching Rome. I’m wondering if any Forum members who have walked the VF have any suggestions or a list of convents & monasteries “not to be missed”? I will not be camping. Any other suggestions or tips are welcomed.
 

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Have you read the book by Timothy Eagan," Pilgrimage to Eternity"? He walked from Canterbury to Rome and mentions the places he stayed, some of which are monasteries.
Reading it right now and I am noting his recommendations but since this forum has such a wealth of knowledge I thought I’d reach out also! Thanks 😊
 
Bueno sera @Colette Z

Here's a list of convents, monasteries and other places I stayed at on my way through Italy to Jerusalem (2013-2014). Many of these places have welcomed pilgrims for centuries and continue to do so today.

I came over the Montgenèvre Pass from France, following the Via Francigena from Cesana Torinese via Turin as far as San Quirico D'Orcia. I left the Via Francigena there, turning left to go crosscountry via Perugia to Assisi and on....

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Bueno sera @Colette Z

Here's a list of convents, monasteries and other places I stayed at on my way through Italy to Jerusalem (2013-2014). Many of these places have welcomed pilgrims for centuries and continue to do so today.

I came over the Montgenèvre Pass from France, following the Via Francigena from Cesana Torinese via Turin as far as San Quirico D'Orcia. I left the Via Francigena there, turning left to go crosscountry via Perugia to Assisi and on....

Happy planning!
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Thank you soooo much. This is what I value most in this forum, members’ willingness to share their experience. 🙏
 
It's been a few years since I walked. In France - I did stay in in monastery in St Thierry about 10km before Reims. I also did an old alternate route from Chateauvillain to Langres staying in St Loup sur Aujon with the sisters there -this was especially special for me!
 
It's been a few years since I walked. In France - I did stay in in monastery in St Thierry about 10km before Reims. I also did an old alternate route from Chateauvillain to Langres staying in St Loup sur Aujon with the sisters there -this was especially special for me!
That monastery (of ladies) in St Thierry was a particular favourite of mine. They have limited accommodation so it is worth booking. And yes a very short walk into Reims the next day. You can see it in the distance from the orchard.
 
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I’ll start my Via Francigena July 30th from Canterbury hopefully reaching Rome. I’m wondering if any Forum members who have walked the VF have any suggestions or a list of convents & monasteries “not to be missed”? I will not be camping. Any other suggestions or tips are welcomed.
Hello Colette
We depart Canterbury on 29 July and take the ferry on the 31st. Suspect we shall.meet on the road. Happy planning
 
I’ll start my Via Francigena July 30th from Canterbury hopefully reaching Rome. I’m wondering if any Forum members who have walked the VF have any suggestions or a list of convents & monasteries “not to be missed”? I will not be camping. Any other suggestions or tips are welcomed.
Not to be missed is the Abbaye Notre Dame en Wisque. It was a great experience and Sister Lucie was delightful. I hope you have a wonderful journey. Buen Camino 🥾
 
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Not to be missed is the Abbaye Notre Dame en Wisque. It was a great experience and Sister Lucie was delightful. I hope you have a wonderful journey. Buen Camino 🥾
I cycled to the mens monistery up the road (accidentaly)and asked for accommodation for the night and naturally got a rather quick refusal and shown the door! I'm a woman by the way. Ha ha BTW the convent down the way was an amazing experience from the mass to the meal and the private room. All for 21€ in 2022.
 
Hello Colette
We depart Canterbury on 29 July and take the ferry on the 31st. Suspect we shall.meet on the road. Happy planning
I'm departing Canterbury on 26 July with ferry booked for 27th so there is a fair chance our paths will cross between Canterbury & Rome.
 
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