Via Francigena Day 20 – Resuming the Route in Pontremoli

Day 20 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage saw us pick up the route in Pontremoli. We’re now in Tuscany. Weather: partly cloudy, light morning showers, low 80s. For some reason,…

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Via Francigena Day 19 – Exploring Parma

Day 19 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage kept us in Parma (detour) for a short break. (No lodging availability on several sections of the route.) Weather: partly cloudy, low 80s.…

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Via Francigena Day 18 – A Detour to Parma

Day 18 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Pavia to Parma (detour) for a short break. Weather: partly cloudy, humid, high 80s. We’re jumping off track for the…

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Via Francigena Day 17 – Garlasco to Pavia

Day 17 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Garlasco to Pavia. Distance traveled: 17+ miles. Weather: partly cloudy, humid, high 80s. A Cranky Pilgrim For a few days…

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Via Francigena Day 16 – Mortara to Garlasco

Day 16 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Mortara to Garlasco. Distance traveled: 13 miles. Weather: partly cloudy, humid, high 80s. As the eldest of eight kids and…

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Via Francigena Day 15 – Robbio to Mortara

Day 15 of our pilgrimage took us from Robbio to Mortara, and the Abbey of St. Albino. Distance traveled: 12 miles. Weather: clear, humid, high 80s. It was my turn…

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Via Francigena Day 14 – Vercelli to Robbio

Day 14 of our pilgrimage took us from Vercelli to Robbio, and from Piedmont into Lombardy. Distance traveled: 14 miles. Weather: clear, low 90s. Thankfully, Mom and Dan’s health was…

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Via Francigena Day 13 – Delay in Torino Due to Illness

Day 13 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage was a stop in Torino due to illness. Mom and Dan are both wretchedly sick. There is no chance of us walking anywhere…

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Via Francigena Day 12 – Rest Day in Torino

Day 12 of our pilgrimage was a rest day in Torino, the capital of Piedmont. I know – we are off track. But for good reason! Weather: clear, low 90s.…

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Via Francigena Day 11 – Chatillon to Verres

Day 11 of our pilgrimage took us from Chatillon to Verres. Distance traveled: 17+ miles. Weather: clear, low 90s. Today was one of those days I hope we’ll look back…

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