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Via Francigena

(The Castle of Radicofani ina picture of the VII century)


The so called "Lombard Way" became the Iter Francorum, or the "Frankish Route" in the Itinerarium sancti Willibaldi of 725 A.D. The "Via Francigena" is first mentioned in the Actum Clusio, a parchment in the abbey of San Salvatore al Monte Amiata (Tuscany), in 876 AD. It is the major pilgrim's route from the north of Europe to Rome, it became increasingly more popular after the institution of Holy Years in 1300.