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I love opening registration envelopes and emails and dreaming about each new participant in one of our upcoming pilgrimage groups. Each registration represents another friendship, another pilgrim companion, and as I look over the details in the forms I begin to picture our upcoming walk together through forests and farms and historic towns, toward destinations rich in meaning.
   It's true, a pilgrimage is a journey that calls us toward introspection and reflection. A pilgrimage at its best is also a journey of friendships over miles of shared experiences and meals and steps. At Pilgrim Paths we take pride in joining people together with new friends to share the best of Europe's great pilgrim paths. Our 2020 adventures are starting to fill up. Join us in the trip of a lifetime. - Sandy Brown, Pilgrim Paths
Journalist Liz Boulter walked the Way of St Francis using Sandy's guidebook. "Francis possessed only a robe, staff and girdle," she writes in her article in The Guardian. "We have a rather less saintly rucksack each..." 
Last month Sandy joined Rick Steves, noted travel expert, and Erinn Zavaglia of American Pilgrims to Italy to talk about Italian pilgrim trails. Listen here.
What's it like to walk the Via Francigena in Switzerland and Italy? Check out this photo page from Sandy's 2019 walk.

No pilgrimage destination can surpass the Eternal City's history, art, architecture and gastronomy. Follow the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi who walked from his hometown to Rome over 700 years ago. Learn more>>> 

The most challenging and beautiful stretch of the 1800km Canterbury to Rome walk, the Via Francigena, is its transit of the Alps. Share this mountaintop experience in the company of new friends. Learn more>>>

Begin at Florence, the capital of the Renaissance, and end at Assisi, center of the life of St. Francis. In between enjoy the forests of the Casentine National Park and the aerie sanctuary St Francis loved so much at La Verna. Learn more>>>

Walking the full Camino de Santiago on the French Way takes a full month. We've divided the Camino into three, 2-week long sections to be enjoyed in three years. Learn more>>>
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