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

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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 church over the lives of all in the community and country.Nimage

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The local railway station has so much graffiti on it – something we expect to see in a city but not here in rural Italy!! Its meaning escapes us!!

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This small town had 3 churches and an Irish Pub. On leaving town the elderly priest spotted us walking by, invited us into the Presbytery (in Italian), stamped our credentials and wishes us well on what remained of our long journey.

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Locals tell us that this Irish Pub really kick’s on here of an evening. We’re not sure much else does!!

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The Barratt name Italianised!!!

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A grotto just outside of the church seems to be well maintained.

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Enjoying our opportunity to forage for food – in this case it was for cherries!!!

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We’ve passed some lovely old buildings but so far this one has ‘taken the cake’.

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Seen at someone’s front door in a small village. What is the story of these 2 tiles?

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The reason for a pilgrimage.

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Orio Lotta had a Batista and a bar to remember. No wifi but wine!!!!

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This was our lovely, clean and new pilgrim accommodation in Orio Litta provided for us by its energetic bike riding mayor.

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

  1. Nothing much new to say apart from a continuing appreciation of your beautiful photographs and captions. Things appear to looking up for you as you get closer and closer to the end of your epic journey. Well done to you both. Regards, Trevor

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