Via Romea Francigena
The 'Via Romea & Via Francigena', 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.
To pilgrims headed south, it was the Via Romea, to those headed north, the Via Francigena.
European long-distance paths programThe mapping of the Via Romea Francigena is part of the
The EV5, that is the bicycle version of the pilgrimage, is mapped on an other relation.
Note : for mapping the bicycle itinerary see EV5.
Mapping: the Relations
Each country could have a relation according to the following example :
|ref=Via Romea Francigena|
|name=Via Romea Francigena - French part|
|(blank) or 'forward' or 'backward' ||the ways making up the route.|
|place_of_worship||Main churches along the way or at stages where are services for pilgrims.|
|information||Information resource for pilgrims see information=*|
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 Romea Francigena in different countries
Italian part of the Via Francigena South
Mapped so far
- Browse page on openstreetmap.org
- The destination is Roma. If the way is leading to Roma, chose forward or left blank, otherwise chose backward