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 red brick house, so familiar to Australian’s.
As we climbed up the hills overlooking the lake at Viverone we found many mansions such as this one. All were secured with high fences and gates and usually came with a very unwelcoming barking territorial dog.
Piverone was a delightful elevated old medieval town several kilometers away from Viverone. We prefer not to have to climb but the Via Francigena always makes us go up and down at least a few times a day.
The lake was our elusive destination today.
Resting in front of the vines and the rose bush several kilometers from our days destination.
We passed this 11th century derelict church close by Viverone.
What a spectacular outlook we had from our room at Hotel Royal, Viverone.
Enjoying our late afternoon aperitifs overlooking the lake.
Today we met Eric, a Dutch cyclist en-route from Ivrea to Viverone and we enjoyed drinks and dinner together. The weather invited us to enjoy the time sitting outside – a far cry from the snow of just a week ago!
Dusk tonight overlooking the lake – it’s so beautiful!!!!