Altopascio to Ponte a Cappiano – 9.5 miles in 5 hours – Tuesday September 25thThe cool morning air allowed for long pants and a semi-heavy long sleeved shirt.
The winds were predicted to be around 16 miles an hour. Yay!After a quick walk out of Altopascio we were greeted by a trail – a soft and cushy path. We needed this.By 9:20 it was time to change into a thinner long sleeved shirt and by 11:00 I was wearing short sleeves.
Most of the day we walked through the forest. For brief periods we saw farm land, small parts of town and residential areas. The refreshing breeze gently pushed us forward and closer to Rome.We encountered two more pilgrims today – sisters from the USA. Today is their first day and they too are heading to Rome.You were right Troy when you said we needed a morale booster. Thankfully, today was that day. Easy trail, cool temps and wind.We’re staying at Ostello Comunale Ponte dei’ Medici. All five of us are sharing a room. Chappy’s bed broke – what do you expect for 20 euros?After lunch Bill and I shared the best tiramisu we’ve ever had and Roxanne enjoyed a marscapone parfait with gluten free cookies.It was a good day.
I assume we’ll be having dessert for dinner!
Roxanne’s post and photos:
walked out of Altopascio to
Ponte A Cappiano
our five bed hostel room is located in a turret over a canal