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typology: exhibitions, nature-environment
Area: Versilia
District/Locality: Camaiore (LU) - Italy

FrancigenAmica is back on Saturday September 16 and Sunday 17, 2017. It is a great sports and fun event dedicated to the rediscovery of the Versilia section of Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrimage route connecting England to Rome, returning with a double appointment.
This year, FrancigenAmica, event created in Camaiore last year, adds a day in Pietrasanta to its calendar. In the two day event you can run a half marathon, participate at a bike tour or at a non-competitive mountain bike ride, have fun with your four-legged friend and discover the suggestive trails, history and secrets of the Via Francigena route with an amusing Treasure Hunt.
This is the program:

Saturday, September 16
h 15:00  - Pietrasanta, piazza Duomo - Set up of the village and first FranciWalk, discovering the beauties of the Pietrasanta portion of Via Francigena and the history of the town, with the possibility to choose among three available routes of 4, 7 and 10 km.
h 18:00  - Camaiore, Fraz. Lido di Camaiore, pier - Departure of the Versilia Half Marathon: "Fidal" race with many prices for the winners.
From about h 19:00 - Pietrasanta, historical center - FranciAperitivo followed by the White Night with music, entertainment and after-dinner shopping until late at night.
Sunday, September 17
h 8:30 am - Camaiore, Incaba Toys Center area - Set up of the FrancigenAmica Village.
h 9:00 am - Camaiore, Incaba Toys Center area - Departure of the non-competitive race where you can choose between 3, 6, 10, 15 and 25 km routes, all with a map and a refreshment point along the route.
For our four-legged friends FranciDog returns, the walk dedicated to dogs, organized in collaboration with veterinaries and specialized trainers, with dedicated courses, games, diving in the river and gourmet snacks.
There are some novelties for MTB enthusiasts - mountain bikes: in this 2nd FranciBike a trail full of surprises.
Another great new entry of 2017 is the Treasure Hunt on via Francigena. All those registered in the FranciWalk can participate. Hints and steps will be hidden along the FranciWalk paths. Search the secret casket containing the rich Treasure of FrancigenAmica 2017.
So save the date! We welcome you in Versilia on September 16th and 17th for the FrancigenAmica event to spend two days with family and friends, both human and four-legged, rediscovering art, local traditions, playing, having fun, enjoying local products and getting acquainted with Via Francigena through the photographic exhibition and the thematic stands located along the territory.
Pietrasanta and Camaiore
September 16 / 17, 2017
Registration: Prices vary according to the type of activity and the date of registration

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