Episode19 - The Via Francigena by The Camino Podcast published on 2016-06-13T00:45:53Z While there are, of course, many roads to Rome, the most famous pilgrim road to Rome is the Via Francigena, which originates in Canterbury, England and proceeds in a southeasterly direction through France and Switzerland en route to Italy. It's a diverse route with many highlights, moving past the white cliffs of Dover, and through the vineyards of France, the Swiss Alps, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. One of the major forces in bringing the Via Francigena back to prominence is Paul Chinn, who, along with his wife Babette Gallard, is the co-author of the Lightfoot Guides to the Via Francigena (pilgrimagepublications.com). In this episode, Paul discusses the route, its history, and its current condition. In addition, Kym Wilson (kymwilson.com.au), a pilgrim who walked from Canterbury to Rome in 2013, reflects on her experiences.