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Way of Saint Francis

Camino(s) past & future
Spring (2013)
#1
7B6BAB84-7F22-400A-A221-646EC4ED812F.jpeg We just finished the Way of St. Francis in Italy, walking from La Verna in Tuscany to Rome. Fellow Camino enthusiasts: If you are looking for solitude and a new challenge, this might be it. Our journey is at carryoncouple.com. This is a tough walk, but we thought it was wonderful!
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances('05, '07), Aragonese ('05), del Norte / Primitivo ('09), Via Tolosana (Toulouse '05), Via Podiensis (Le Puy '07), Via Lemovicensis (Troyes '09), VF ('12), Winter Camino ('13/'14) Cammino d'Assisi ('14) Jakobseweg (Leipzig - Paris '15) San Salvador/Norte ('15) Ignaciano ('16) Invierno ('16)
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Yes I agree it is tough, but for beauty and tranquility I think it rivals / equals the Camino San Salvador. It is probably equal in toughness too - though the San Salvador is shorter and therfore easier - you are not "up and down" for weeks on end like on th Assisi / Francesco. For tranquility and as Europeans call it "being in nature" the weeks leading to la Verna are even more tranquil and solitary - a whole day can go past without seeing anyone - pilgrim or local!

Your photos are lovely and bring back many memories. When I walked it the only pilgrims I saw were a half a dozen on day one out of Davadola (that is before your starting place) and then again about 4 in La Verna. I saw a couple of these people again in Assisi, but never saw any other plgrims the whole time - only locals.

Congratulations.

A wonderful way indeed. Janet
 
Camino(s) past & future
Spring (2013)
#3
Yes I agree it is tough, but for beauty and tranquility I think it rivals / equals the Camino San Salvador. It is probably equal in toughness too - though the San Salvador is shorter and therfore easier - you are not "up and down" for weeks on end like on th Assisi / Francesco. For tranquility and as Europeans call it "being in nature" the weeks leading to la Verna are even more tranquil and solitary - a whole day can go past without seeing anyone - pilgrim or local!

Your photos are lovely and bring back many memories. When I walked it the only pilgrims I saw were a half a dozen on day one out of Davadola (that is before your starting place) and then again about 4 in La Verna. I saw a couple of these people again in Assisi, but never saw any other plgrims the whole time - only locals.

Congratulations.

A wonderful way indeed. Janet
Yes I agree it is tough, but for beauty and tranquility I think it rivals / equals the Camino San Salvador. It is probably equal in toughness too - though the San Salvador is shorter and therfore easier - you are not "up and down" for weeks on end like on th Assisi / Francesco. For tranquility and as Europeans call it "being in nature" the weeks leading to la Verna are even more tranquil and solitary - a whole day can go past without seeing anyone - pilgrim or local!

Your photos are lovely and bring back many memories. When I walked it the only pilgrims I saw were a half a dozen on day one out of Davadola (that is before your starting place) and then again about 4 in La Verna. I saw a couple of these people again in Assisi, but never saw any other plgrims the whole time - only locals.

Congratulations.

A wonderful way indeed. Janet
I am glad you enjoyed the photos. We almost started in Florence, but I am glad we didn’t. I would like to have seen that section, but we came close to our limit as it was. All the best, Reg
 

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