Day 25 on the Via Francigena

Colle di Val d’Elsa to Monteriggioni – September 30th – 9.1 miles in 6 hours climbing 1100 feet.

One of the Fab Five said, “you must go down to go up” – how about if you want to go up you just take an elevator? Yup, in Colle di Val d’Elsa. This medieval hilltop town has an ascensore to take people and weary pilgrims to the top (or bottom) of the hill.We took this fabulous time machine up to the top for dinner and panoramic views.Our B&B was so comfy and fabulous – the kitchen perfect for wine and then breakfast.Today was a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, forms, textures, terrain and people. The soil rich like dark chocolate. A simply stupendous day!

We’re staying at the clean and comfy B&B In Piazza – literally on the Piazza in this small but uber charming hilltop medieval walled city. Roxanne’s post and photos:

Walking out of the town of

Colle Val d’Elsa.

One legged sock change

Soaking up the view

An Italian and a Nevadan showing their total joint replacement scars on their knees.

Pruning olive tree

Walking towards the hill with the towers of the town walls of Monteriggioni.

Yellow in Tuscany

No touchy

6 thoughts on “Day 25 on the Via Francigena

  1. Joy

    Hi little band of brave buddies! Have enjoyed following you! So much so I can almost feel your joyful – and challenging(!) journey through the pictures and dialog (: What anticipation nearing final destination > When?

  2. Cat.Kev

    It’s GOOD to be the Queen 👑
    We still wish we were there taking pics, drinking wine and walking right along with you!
    Went to Lake Tahoe at Crystal Bay. Visiting your beautiful state!!
    Sending love and Loving the pictures:)

  3. Kim Chapman

    Looks like you reaped the harvests of the fruits today. Sounds like it was a well rounded day with lot of everything!!! How fun. Lot’s of dogs it looks like today protecting their space. Also the cat was hilarious 🙂 So love the dimensions of art you are seeing along the way. Your accommodations look really nice with a nice kitchen for gathering and eating and of course drinking Wine…. 🙂 Looks like you went up you went down you went across a little bit of everything. Perfect. xoxo

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