Via Romea Francigena

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Via Romea Francigena

The Via Romea Francigena' or Via Francigena is an ancient road between Canterbury and Rome and beyond, which passes through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. It was an important medieval road and pilgrimage route connecting north-western Europe with Rome. In modern times, Via Francigena is one of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (see https://www.viefrancigene.org/).

The mapping of the hiking version, relation Via Francigena, is part of the European long-distance paths program. The EV5, that is the bicycle version of the pilgrimage, is mapped as an other relation.

Mapping conventions

Tags

Signpost
Another signpost

For the hiking route, each country has a relation that matches the following example:

Tag Note
type=route
route=hiking walking route
ref=VF "Via Francigena"
name=Via Francigena - French part
network=(iwn)(nwn)(rwn)(lwn) set the network hierarchy based on the mapped route, for example nwn for national routes (Italy, France, etc.), lwn for routes varying to the main route. For information see Walking routes (also hiking and pilgrimage)
osmc:symbol=red:red:white_stripe:VF:black
symbol=black pilgrim on white red flag description of the signpost
website=https://www.viefrancigene.org/ the reference website
from=* Place of departure
to=* Destination
wikipedia=Via Francigena Reference item on wikipedia
wikidata=Q542830 Reference item on wikidata
Signpost for cycling itinerary

For the cycle route (see AEVF reference path) each country could have a relationship according to the following example:

Tag Note
type=route
route=bicycle
ref=VFB Via Francigena Bike
name=Via Francigena
network=ncn
osmc:symbol=white:white:blue_lower:VFB:black
symbol=black pilgrim on white blue flag Description of the signpost
website=https://www.viefrancigene.org/bicicletta/ The reference website
from=* Place of departure
to=* Destination
wikipedia=fr:Via Francigena Reference item on wikipedia
wikidata=Q542830 Reference item on wikidata
EV5 signpost for cycling itinerary

For the cycle route (see EV5 reference path) each country could have a relationship according to the following example:

Tag Note
type=route
route=bicycle
ref=EV5 Euro Velo 5
name=Via Romea Francigena - French part
network=ncn
website=https://en.eurovelo.com/ev5 The reference website
from=* Place of departure
to=* Destination
wikipedia=* Reference item on wikipedia
wikidata=Q3060535 Reference item on wikidata

Members

Type Role Discussion
way (blank) or 'forward' or 'backward' [1] the ways making up the route.
area node place_of_worship Main churches along the way or at stages where are services for pilgrims.
area node information Information resource for pilgrims see information=*

Other

Don't forget mapping the amenities (shelter, fountain, drinking water, bench, toilets, pharmacy... amenity=*), shops (shop=*) and other touristic features (hostel, camp, picnic_site, viewpoint... tourism=*) along the way that could have interest for the pilgrims, but WITHOUT including them into the relation.

Via Francigena in different countries (hiking itinerary)

Country from
to
Status Relation Notes

England

Canterbury - Dover Hiking (3/4) 
 
100 %
relation 282117 Canterbury - Dover

France

Calais - Swiss border Hiking (1/4) 
 
90 %
relation 371544 (Superroute) National relation containing the sections
  • Hiking (1/4) 
     
    90 %
    relation 4126295 Calais - Arras
  • Hiking (1/4) 
     
    60 %
    relation 8312991 Arras - Reims
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 2918033 Reims - Besançon
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 4126294 Besançon - Swiss border
There are major discrepancies between the routes from https://www.viefrancigene.org/ and these relations. An update is probably required (as of dec 2020).

Switzerland

French border - Italy border Hiking (3/4) 
 
100 %
relation 124582 French border - Italy border

Italy

Gran San Bernardo - Santa Maria di Leuca Hiking (3/4) 
 
100 %
relation 955907 (Superroute) National relation containing the regional reletions
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 2458709 Aosta Valley
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 1471008 Piemont
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 2452848 Lombardy
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 1471005 Emilia Romania
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 334891 Liguria and Tuscany
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 6201614 Lazio
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 2404550 Lazio, Via Francigena South
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 2405262 Campania, Via Francigena South
  • Hiking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 2341136 Apulia, Via Francigena South

Via Romea Francigena (EV5) in different countries (cycle route)

Country from
to
Status Relation Notes

Super route

Canterbury - Rome Biking (2/4)  ? relation 2764534 (Superroute) International relation containing the regional reletions

England

Canterbury - Dover Biking (3/4) 
 
100 %
relation 2842302

France

Biking (2/4) 
 
0 %
  • Biking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 5245117 Calais - Leer nord
  • Biking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 6585266 Leer nord - Rombach-Martelange
  • Biking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 9485325 Apach - Launstroff
  • Biking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 6682718 Rombach-Martelange - Schengen
  • Biking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 9571468 Grosbliederstroff - Weil am Rhein

Belgium

Biking (2/4) 
 
0 %

Luxembourg

Biking (2/4) 
 
0 %

Germany

Biking (2/4) 
 
0 %
  • Biking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 9485493 Merzig - Saarbrücken

Switzerland

Biking (2/4) 
 
0 %

Italy

Biking (2/4) 
 
0 %
  • Biking (3/4) 
     
    100 %
    relation 27485 Vercelli - Roma


Links


Notes

  1. The destination is Roma. If the way is leading to Roma, chose forward or left blank, otherwise chose backward