Via Francigena was a major pilgrimage and communication corridor in medieval Western Europe used to reach Rome and Jerusalem through the port of Brindisi. Declared ‘Cultural Route of the Council of Europe’ in 1994, The Via Francigena is based on the travel of Sigeric ‘the Serious’, Archbishop of Canterbury who visited in 990. The route runs through the entire Italian peninsula, from lake Como to Brindisi, along the Sigeric corridor from Pavia to Rome. It goes through the Po river plain and crosses the Cisa Pass to Tuscany, and moving behind Rome, goes through the Southern Apennines up to the Adriatic Sea.

National & Regional Information

0. Federazione Italiana Ambiente e Bicicletta (NECC)

The Italian National EuroVelo Coordinator's website provides plenty of information about cycling in Italy. Further information on cycle tourism is provided on their 'Bicitalia' website. Italian only.

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Albergabici

If a hotel, farmhouse, bed & breakfast or camp site is happy to accommodate cyclists, FIAB's Albergabici® service is the way to tell cyclists who are touring their area or just out for a day's excursion about their services. The website offers over 2000 places to stay, tailored for road bike, mtb or touring holidays and with e-maps to help you find accomodation along EuroVelo and national routes.

Bicitalia

If you're interested in the network of Italian national long-distance routes, then this is the right site for you. The aim of the site is to provide online maps of the network of cycleways, together with information about places to stay in and points of interest. The Bicitalia network includes 20 national routes. Download the tracks under 'Routing/GPSx'!

Po di Lombardia

Cycle tourism routes in Lombardia.

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