As I am walking on the Via Francigena through Italy this year. I was wondering how we can easily identify each other as pilgrims rather than as tourist out for the day in Tuscany! Not that I don't wish to meet and talk with some tourist of course. On my previous pilgrimages in Spain to S de C the shell hanging on the rucksac was a good sign you were meeting a fellow traveller. But I have not heard anything about what is used on the Via Francigena. Is it still the scallop shell, one of the most iconic symbols of the Camino de Santiago? Or is there something else I have never been aware of ?