Monthly Archives: May 2016

Day 54 – Garlasco to Pavia – 24 kms

Leaving our Hotel Di Pino this morning for Pavia – a much bigger city in Italy than anything we’ve visited before on this pilgrimage. A very pretty and colourful view from the street into someone’s private garden. In Pavia we … Continue reading

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Day 53 – Mortara to Garlasco – 20 kms

Franca, our perfect host at the Pilgrims accommodation last night. Nothing was too much trouble! But Franca had us all out of the Ostello by 7.45am – clearly her time between 8am and 3pm each day was very precious! It … Continue reading

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Day 52 – Robbio to Mortara – 18.5kms

Last night in Robbio we stayed here at the small Pilgrims accommodation, with sleeping set up for 4 people at the rear of the Municipal offices. It was very basic but all that was really needed- offering shelter from the … Continue reading

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Day 51 – Vercelli to Robbio – 17kms

Leaving our newly established centrally located Pilgrims accommodation, Ostello “Sancti Eusebius” this morning after a wonderful evening that included dinner, bed and breakfast with great company as well. Wherever we go we seem to find the ubiquitous Italian red bricks … Continue reading

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Day 50 – Santhia to Vercelli – 27.5kms

Meet our Dutch walking friend, Mat. We met up with him on our first night in Italy, when Jenny was still with us and since then our paths continue to cross. Last night the 3 of us shared the pilgrim … Continue reading

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Day 49 – Viverone to Santhia – 16kms

Leaving the beautiful Viverone lakeside this morning. The sun was shining, the lake was calm and all was well with the world! On the way out of Viverone we met up again with Eric who was enjoying sitting beside the … Continue reading

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Day 48 – Ivrea to Viverone – 18kms

Today’s walk was mostly hot and mostly flat and on minor roads. But we saw some unusual gardens sprouting from walls. An elaborate roadside chapel offering support to Pilgrims. This unusual tree sits in front of the ubiquitous large Italian … Continue reading

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Day 47 – Ponte Saint Martin to Ivrea- 27kms

Leaving our delightful Hotel Ponte Romano this morning. An interesting way to grow and trellis grape vines. We’ve seen many elaborate and simple churches along the way – this is one of the simple variety. Here also is a very … Continue reading

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Day 46 – Nus to Ponte Saint Martin

It’s teeming with rain today as we leave our Hotel Florian in Nus. Big decision to be made – to walk and get soaked, to stay another day in Nus or to take some transport onwards. We are 1 day … Continue reading

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Day 45 – Aosta to Nus- 17.5kms

Leaving La Belle Epoche Hotel, Aosta today with very sore thighs after 2 straight days of downhill walking. Aosta in 25BC was a key Roman town for the expansion of their empire into northern Europe and Britain. Here Julius Caesar’s … Continue reading

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