Monthly Archives: June 2016

Day 64 – Pontremoli to Rome

It was a grey windy day in Rome but the 2000 year old Roman Colosseum still manages to look magnificent! It’s early June but the crowds of tourists are enormous at these key Rome sights. The queues to enter both … Continue reading

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Day 63 – Passo della Cisa to Pontremoli – 20.89kms

Edit Here we are at the second highest pass on this pilgrimage, the Passo della Cisa. The sign has many souvenir stickers attached to it. Berceta, a town near the pass,was the home of Ferrari motor cars in the early … Continue reading

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Day 62 – Cassio to Passo della Cisa – 15.95kms

Leaving our Ostello this morning at Cassio for more hill climbing up to the 2nd highest mountain pass we’ll traverse on this trip; the Passo della Cisa, in the Appenines. Our destination today is the  Ostello della Cisa, which is … Continue reading

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Day 61 – Fornovo Di Taro to Cassio – 21 kms

Looking back onto Fornova from just one of the many climbs we made today. A well maintained roadside shrine. We’re in spectacular but hilly countryside. A beautiful colourful garden path caught our eye. This plaque tells the story of the … Continue reading

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Day 60 – Firenza to Fornovo Di Taro – 27kms

Leaving the wonderful Hotel Astoria this morning. How lovely it was last night to enjoy our bottle of Proscecco while watching the men’s singles finals at the French Open on BBC. So sorry Andy Murray lost. The Municipal buildings. Our … Continue reading

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Day 59 – Fiorenzuola to Firenza – 17kms

Signage from Fiorenzuola was very poor – it would be easy to get lost without an online or offline map. As we walk through Italy we are struck by their national obsession with security. Seems everyone’s property is fenced, have … Continue reading

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Day 58 – Montale to Fiorenzuola D’ Arda – 17.78kms

Breakfast in the well set up kitchen in last night’s Refugio. We were almost the last to leave this morning. The parts of Italy we’re in don’t look like they’re flush with money. There appears to be a lot of … Continue reading

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Day 57 – Orio Lotta to Piacenza – Montale – 20kms

Leaving Orio Litta we found this beautiful mansion – not yet fallen into disrepair! Approaching the area where we are to wait for the ‘ferryman’ to take us across the River Po, as in the footsteps of Sigeric the Serious … Continue reading

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Day 56 – Santa Cristina E Bossine to Orio Lotta – 18.5kms

Before leaving Santa Cristina E Bossine this morning we took a look inside their church – it’s very ornate and beautiful. Such an ornate interior in a poor rural town yesteryear would have been symbolic of the power of the … Continue reading

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Day 55 – Pavia to Santa Cristina E Bossine – 25.5kms

We ate well at this tiny Asian place, run by a Chinese family last night – enjoying generous serves of Japanese sashimi, sushi and dumplings. Our Refugio was on the other side of the river so this morning we had … Continue reading

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