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Via Francigena Book Launch with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi and Myra Stals

Join our panel of expert guests to celebrate the launch of the first two Via Francigena guidebooks. Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi and Myra Stals will share their experiences on this incredible pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome.

Sandy Brown is an ordained minister, community activist and long distance walker from Seattle, Washington. He is the author of Cicerone's new guidebooks to the Via Francigena, as well as guidebooks to the Camino Frances and the Way of St Francis. Currently walking the California Mission Trail, Sandy has walked over 10,000km on pilgrim paths in Europe and the US since 2008.

Joining us from Fidenza in Italy, Luca Bruschi is the executive director of the European Association of Vie Francigene. Luca will introduce the route as well as the important work of the association.

Myra Stals is passionate about cycling and fighting plastic pollution. In 2020 she cycled the Via Francigena, collecting litter along the entire route. She will talk about this trip as well as introducing the EAVF's Road to Rome project for 2021.