Day 48 – Ivrea to Viverone – 18kms

image

Today’s walk was mostly hot and mostly flat and on minor roads. But we saw some unusual gardens sprouting from walls.

image

An elaborate roadside chapel offering support to Pilgrims.

image

This unusual tree sits in front of the ubiquitous large Italian red brick house, so familiar to Australian’s.

image

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.

image

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.

image

The lake was our elusive destination today.

image

Resting in front of the vines and the rose bush several kilometers from our days destination.

image

image

We passed this 11th century derelict church close by Viverone.

image

What a spectacular outlook we had from our room at Hotel Royal, Viverone.

image

Enjoying our late afternoon aperitifs overlooking the lake.

image

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!

image

image

Dusk tonight overlooking the lake – it’s so beautiful!!!!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s