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Wandering Loose in Italy: Just one darned poggio after another.

May 9, 2022

Poggios are big hills, and in Texas we would call them mountains. The trails constantly take us there. Physically this has been a hard trail. Trail markers are only useful in combination with the gps track from the Cicerone guidebook written by Sandy Brown. Of the many routes possible, we picked his. Yesterday was not as much up: 334 meters (1100 feet) and 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) and took us 7.5 hours. It was hot and we all ran out of water. There were no services available enroute.

Grassy poggio
Hills everywhere
Down to the river
I don’t know this story and haven’t seen this before. In the cathedral in Sansepolcro.

There are more pilgrims on the trail now, we are meeting 10 or so daily, most are German and Austrian. We are projecting Assisi on May 15 and Rome on May 28.

After walking today.

From → Writing Fiction

  1. Walkmag permalink

    Hi Robert
    After Assisi, are you taking the Via Francigena trail to Rome ?

  2. Bruce Bowman permalink

    Magnificent scenery.

  3. Leslie Starr Hart permalink

    Surely you know the legend of St. Francis and the starving wolf!!! Maybe it’s my San Francisco heritage but that was early childhood storytelling no matter what “creed”. ..but better late than never amidst such beauty!

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