The Via Francigena is a historical itinerary originally ment to link Canterbury (England) and Rome, anciently it was a main street daily walked by thousands of pilgrims.

Especially in the 2nd millennium, a moltitude of person traveled into Europe “reaching for the Heavenly Lost Land”. This road certify the importance of pilgrimage in Medieval times: it has to be done by walk (due to penitential reasons) and was long about 20-25 kilometers every day, and brought in itself a fundamental devotional aspect: the pilgrimage to the Saint Places of Christian religion.

The pilgrimage road was a way of commerce at the same time, covered by armies in their transfers. Today is possible to recreate the ancient itinerary based on a document leaved by Canterbury’s Archbishop Sigerico, who wrote the itinerary diary during his travel back from Rome, in 994.