May 15 to Foligno
May 16 to Spoleto
May 17 to Macenano
May 18 to Piediluco
Four days of smaller towns and walking in the countryside. Except for a hot afternoon walking on asphalt into Spoleto, most of it has been lovely. Small towns perched on hilltops, walking in and over hills, and in deep valleys. It is a lovely area. It is surprising how remote the hills feel—large empty forests, ruins of old towns now abandoned, trails that were once ancient roads now becoming overgrown, no one else there. Something you can only experience on foot.
In Foligno I said goodbye to Georg and Sonja, the Austrian couple I have walked and shared some good meals with in the last few days. Other than two Germans, I haven’t seen anyone else on the pilgrim route since. The walk from Assisi to Rome doesn’t seem as popular as the walk to Assisi.