Day 31 on the Via Francigena

Radicofani to Acquapendente – 11 miles in 6.5 hours. The last 5k we hitched a ride. The road was wet and super dangerous so we begged a woman who spoke a bit of English to help us out. She called a friend who reluctantly and kindly drove us and saved our lives.

There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast. ~Paul Scott Mowrer

We woke up to rain. The gentle kind without wind. It was one of my favorite mornings. The views were breathtaking – fall colors and misty rolling hills. It was like a religious experience. Photos can not do it justice.

We’re staying at Eco Albergo Monte Rufeno and the heat is on… Heat is good after a long rainy day. Just like that – two weeks ago it was hot!Roxanne’s post and photos:

The Fab Five walked through rich color and rain from Radicofani to Acquapendente. 

3 thoughts on “Day 31 on the Via Francigena

  1. Kim Chapman

    Sounds like bit of a tough day??? You said “saved your lives” so can you go into more detail??? Pictures look wet some really wet but what made it so terribly dangerous? I hope you are all safe and dry and relaxing with warmth good food and wonderful wine o xoxoxo

    1. Bill and Paige Post author

      A lot of times we walk along the end of a road. Often times with no shoulder. This day it was raining and the roads were slick. Our book said to take the bus and not walk this dangerous section. No bus. I think if it was a sunny day day we would have sucked it up and walked. The rain made it more real and scary for me.

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