Day 8 of the Via Francigena

Borgofranco d’Ivrea to Piverone – 14.5 miles and 8.5 hours.

Last night we stayed at our first yucky place. Finding rooms can be tricky if you don’t have a reservation. We walked until we found a bar (cafe) which happened to advertise a place to sleep. Brindini Dreams. A rambling apartment with lots of single beds. It was filthy. We dreamed of a cleaner place!

Dinner in town was wonderful.

Mosquitoes have arrived! The elevation is lower and the temperatures have risen.

Today we walked by and through hay fields, tree farms, neighborhoods, a super green lake (we thought it would start bubbling like a witches brew) and moist woodsy areas with lots of mosquitoes.Our first stop in Iverea was at Brunchy right after the Lidl store. They had bacon and eggs!!! It was fantastic. Eggs are not typical here.

Goodbye stone roofs hello terra cotta. The construction is changing. More modern concrete structures with less older stone homes.

It’s fun to see worn stones on the steps.It was hot! Phew. By noon we were feeling the heat. Made each step just a bit heavier.

Usually we find our place to sleep then shower, wash our clothes, hang them on the line and head to the bar. Today we are lingering a bit longer than normal. I think the heat got the best of us.

8 thoughts on “Day 8 of the Via Francigena

    1. Cousin Renee

      Do you see many other people trekking? It looks like you are the only ones out there.
      Your pictures are truly beautiful. Mosquitos!, ugh!! Be safe!

      1. Bill and Paige

        We see a few people walking each day. The ones we’ve been able to talk to are from Italy, France, South Africa, Germany and Holland. Mosquitos didn’t bother us yesterday.

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