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.
- You can see the Via Romea Francigena on the beautifull map : lonvia
- http://www.viafrancigena.org/ alpha, with POI's
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
Mapped so far
- Browse page on openstreetmap.org
- http://www.associazioneviafrancigena.com/ - seems to be non-existent (2015-03-24)
- The destination is Roma. If the way is leading to Roma, chose forward or left blank, otherwise chose backward