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. Don Graf

    Our group of four is two days behind you. Thanks for all your “heads up” comments.

  2. 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

      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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