Via di Francesco

The way of St Francis is a 520km pilgrimage walk from Florence to Rome. About a week before we started this trip, I decided to change my walking plans. Originally I had planned to walk the GEA (Grande Escursione Appenninica), a three week walk in the Appenines. But I wasn’t sure how to spend my … more

VdF – Florence to Pontassieve

The first day and the weather was good. A surprise after the heay rain of the previous night. The route officially starts at the Basilica St Croce in the city centre, but since my hotel, about 2km from the centre, is on the route and I had walked from the Basilica to the hotel on … more

VdF – Pontassieve to Passo della Consuma

No wifi for several days, so this post from Monday is posted late. Monday (May 2) was wet and cool day, several brief periods of sun, but mostly light and sometimes heavy rain. The route went up into the Central Apennines, climbing about 1000m. The vineyards and olive groves are below—here it is forest, logged, … more