Day 15 of the Via Francigena

Belgioioso to Santa Cristina e Bissone – 8 miles in 4 hoursIt was such an exciting day! We had the rare opportunity to walk through RICE and CORN!Oh and BEANS!If it wasn’t for the mosquitos that ate us alive we might have been able to finish the day by sleep walking. It seems as if we’ve plowed this trail for days. It’s only the new bed each night that tells me we aren’t walking in circles.

Bug spray you say? This nasty army of blood suckers plugged their noses and bit away – resistant to deet. The good news is that we registered the fastest miles per hour on the whole trip!I kid about the rice, corn and beans. The truth is that it’s beautiful – not just the landscape but the fact that we are all doing this together, we’re healthy, we get to visit, laugh, share and be still within ourselves.

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. ~Sarah Ban BreathnatchWe’ve all become huge fans of clouds and wind because the sun slowly sucks the life out of us like an aging helium balloon. Lucky for us the weather Gods has given us plenty of cloudy mornings.Tonight we are staying in a church donativo. All five of us are in one room. There are 10 in the building and there’s one bathroom.

Roxanne’s post and photos:

Walking out of Belgioioso into the corn and rice fields of the Lombardi Plains


Corn harvesterCoffee with heavy creamSidewalk cafe in Torre de’ Negri

Beautiful in Santa Cristina e BissoneGelateriaFive beds and one bathroom hostel in Santa Cristina E Bissone

3 thoughts on “Day 15 of the Via Francigena

  1. Kim Chapman

    I see now you are walking for Bar Drinks or should I say your VINO!!! I guess you have to put in the miles to get rewarded haha…
    Love the picture of the garden-it was to neatly arranged and perfect. Everything looked like it will be yummy to me…
    Okay with the accommodations of 5 in one room / 10 in the building / and 1 bathroom for gosh sakes… Yikes you all need to be awfully tiptoe quiet when you are doing… well lets not go there at this time LOL 🙂 🙂 🙂
    When traveling like this you really become close in friendships and learn there are so many things that just don’t bother you anymore like they might of used to. The simplest things bring the greatest JOY…
    Get some sleep and keep walking to your next watering I mean VINO Hole…
    Lot’s of Love xoxoxoxo

  2. Diana allen

    Your enjoying this walk alot?it looks like YES. IM enjoying seeing your pictures,realizing that were all more alike than not alike!!Maya angelou

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