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VIA Francigena del SUD

Barbara06

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Hello !
Has anyone done (quite recently) the via Francigena del sud from Rome to further south ?
If so could you give information on accomodation or all other things ?
Thanks so much.

NB : I can only post here as there is no forum for Via Francigena del Sud from Rome to St Maria de Leuca
 

timr

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Several and counting...
Hello !
Has anyone done (quite recently) the via Francigena del sud from Rome to further south ?
If so could you give information on accomodation or all other things ?
Thanks so much.

NB : I can only post here as there is no forum for Via Francigena del Sud from Rome to St Maria de Leuca
Hello @Barbara06, I walked from Rome to Brindisi in Sept/October 2018. Give me a little time to find my information. There is limited 'pilgrim accommodation' but it does exist! I used that and B&Bs. Obviously it is MUCH less busy than the VF in northern Italy. I met just two other people for a couple of days along the way.
I didn't get as far as Santa Maria. I continued to Albania by ferry, and am still hoping to get to Jerusalem. I got as far as Thessaloniki.
 
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timr

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Several and counting...
@Barbara06 If you go to the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome page here and go to the bottom of the page you will get a link to what is essentially my accommodation list with one or two additions. I have given you the page link, as the CPR pages may be helpful in other ways too! This is a direct link to the excel file.

If you go here on this forum you can find what I put together about guide books. There is a steady trickle of guide books slowly coming out, mostly in Italian. I have not kept up wholly, (as my sights have moved on...!)

I would offer you every encouragement - it is a very nice walk, reasonably well signposted, especially in those two or three places where there are local associations.

Confusingly, there are three or four different FB groups for VF del Sud.
 
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kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012
CP 2015
St Olavs Norway 2016
88T Japan 2017
PWC/VF 2019
Israel 2020 X
Wales CP 21?
KK?
VdlP?
Hello !
Has anyone done (quite recently) the via Francigena del sud from Rome to further south ?
If so could you give information on accomodation or all other things ?
Thanks so much.

NB : I can only post here as there is no forum for Via Francigena del Sud from Rome to St Maria de Leuca
@timr is certainly your best bet for information. I'm also keen on this route as a continuation of the VF which I undertook just last year...although it seems much longer ago now!
I hope you'll keep us posted with your plans @Barbara06 ...I'll be watching with great interest.
👣 🌏
 

Jomas

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Camino(s) past & future
VF many times. Monaco-Lindau '15. Assisi-Pietralcina '17. CF '18. VF small part 09/20 next
Hi Barbara,
I traveled the southern VF, from Velletri to Santa Maria di Leuca in 2014. As @timr says there are not many accommodation for pilgrims and someone was closed in that year. On the other hand, there are sufficient tourist accommodation, Bed @ Breakfast, holiday homes and small hotels (sometimes you have to get off the track a few kilometers). There is, here in Italy, an official website, with an English version. If it can be useful:

Ciao
 

JabbaPapa

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The pedant in me suggests that "Francigena del Sud" is a complete misnomer ; and would instead propose "Via Romea del Sud" ; as those routes lead neither to nor from France, except I suppose if you're on the Jerusalem Way, but then that would take precedence IMO.

As for accommodation, I would suggest asking at churches, monasteries, etc along the way.
 

timr

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Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
Votaire comes to mind... Ce corps qui s'appelait,et qui s'appelle encore, le Saint-Empire Romain, n'était en aucune manière, ni saint, ni romain, ni empire. (This body which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was in no way holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.)

I am not proposing to start a conversation on whether Voltaire was correct.;) And as a principle I am not opposed to pedantry. But I believe there is a place for pragmatism also. This is what the southern path is commonly called and is the phrase you can search on if you want to find information.

An interesting minor detail... The 'official site' for this path has the website https://www.viefrancigenedelsud.it/ but the heading on that site is "Via Francigena nel sud - from Rome to Jerusalem".
 
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Camino Francis SJPP April 2016,
August 2017, May 2018
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2019, May Porto, Sept Lisbo
I enjoyed Efren Gonzales daily video of his Canterbury to Rome - Franciegena pilgrimage, from 2018......found on YouTube.
Love
 

timr

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Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
@Barbara06 At the bottom of this page are links to two lists of accommodation which look helpful. Unfortunately the lists are not dated, but they include identification of (relatively few) places which are confirmed to be open. The website is very active.
 

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