The Day After Finishing the Via Francigena

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss

Today we went the office of the “Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi” in St. Peter’s Square for our Testimoniums (certificate for completing at least the last 100km of the Via). The pilgrims who started Canterbury get the same document.It’s just like the Camino de Santiago. Walking the last 100km (62 miles) gets you a Compostela.Chappy, Bill and I weighed ourselves. Bill was the winner at losing the most.Bill and I hoofed it to our new luxurious hotel where we will veg for the next three nights. Soft sheets, a bathtub and a huge TV with English channels. Not sure if we’ll get out of bed tomorrow. Chappy, Darrell and Roxanne stopped by to check out our new digs and we all walked to see the Trevi Fountain (along with 1,000,000 other people) to hug it out and say goodbye.Chappy is heading home tomorrow and Darrell and Roxanne are off to discover Italy by train.

Roxanne’s post and photos:

Completing our pilgrimage to Rome and receiving our Via Francigena Testamonium today means farewell to the Fab Five and hello to the positive memories we’ll share with each other back home in Nevada. Thanks Paige for sharing your blog with our loved ones! Luxury is clean cloths!Well done Pilgrims!

17 thoughts on “The Day After Finishing the Via Francigena

  1. Karen S Incopero

    Thank you for letting me share this amazing adventure with you “Fabulous Five”. Couldn’t help feeling reminded of how Lewis & Clark must have felt when they said “Ocean in view O’ the joy” Only for you guys it was ROME! Roxanne & Darrell~ Have an AMAZING rest of your JOURNEY!
    Love & Gratitude, Karen & Billy & Gigi with the long legs!!!

  2. Cat.Kev

    We can’t wait to hear about the next journey.
    We have savored every mile on this one!
    Thanks for sharing:)
    We hope to do the same one day!
    Love and big hugs all around.

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  4. Kim Chapman

    Congratulations Fab 5 … you accomplished a beautiful adventure and let us all come along for the ride without the hardship… thank you it was fabulous seeing it though your eyes… Now is a time for relaxing and rejuvenating the bodies… xoxoxo

    1. Bill and Paige

      Thanks Kim. Thanks for all you super thoughtful comments. We really enjoyed them. Relax yes but temporary. I was already making plans before we got out of bed. Ha!

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