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Council of Europe Cultural Routes – a common heritage of Europe

Crossing Routes – Blogging Europe is a platform presenting stories of bloggers who are travelling across Europe and experiencing the Council of Europe Cultural Routes.

The groups of bloggers, photographers and videographers are given the opportunity by the Council of Europe and the European Commission Joint Programme on Cultural Routes to experience the thematic itineraries of certified Cultural Routes across Europe.

In 2014, the journey was tracing the megalithic culture in Europe by exploring the outstanding monuments of Megalithic Routes in Germany and the Netherlands followed by a further trail of megalithic culture in Sweden and Denmark.

A second journey offered in 2014 the exploration of the region of Tuscany in Italy by experiencing the atmosphere of the XIX century thermal towns along the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns and walking along ancient pilgrimage routes of the Via Francigena, thereby tempting the group of bloggers to reveal Tuscany to visitors in a novel way.

The bloggers of the 2016 edition of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe bloggers trip will experience the two historical Cultural Routes Transromanica and the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route, travelling back from Roman and Medieval times to nowadays through Slovenia, Austria and Serbia.

The groups of five bloggers are asked to share their impressions and experience of these itineraries, by connecting cultural, spiritual and historical heritage of Europe, communities and environments and providing photographs, videos, diary notes and articles, presented as chronicles of their trips.

Follow the bloggers and their diary posts and blogs, and discover the endless journey along the Council of Europe Cultural Routes! Become a visitor of any of the 32 Council of Europe Culture Routes and share your discoveries and experiences!

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