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LIVE from the Camino Way of St. Francis

smj6

Siempre hay que ver el positivo
Camino(s) past & future
Oct/Nov 2016 (Via Podensis/ Frances)
Oct 2018 (Via Francigena stage)
I’m following you, Reg & Sue, both through social media & walking. I’m expecting to set off on the Assisi path next month.
Buon Cammino
Suzanne
 

giorgio

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2000), Puy (03), VDLP(04), Arles(05), Paris/London(06), Norte(07),Vezelay(09), Levante(10),Madrid(13),CF(15),CF(16)
how was your first stage ?
 

carryoncouple

We love trekking
Camino(s) past & future
Spring (2013)
Hello!
We have finished two days and the walking is challenging and the scenery is wonderful. We would welcome you to follow us on our blog
carryoncouple.com
Best wishes,
Reg
 

Mark Di Marzio

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 -SJPP- Santiago .Oct/Nov
2017 -Porto to Santiago.Oct
2017- Santiago- Finesterre. Nov
We embark today for the Way of St. Francis and begin walking from La Verna in Tuscany on Saturday. Our plan is to arrive in Rome in mid-May.
We have so many wonderful memories from our Camino Francés trek.
We would love to have you follow along on

carryoncouple.com

Best wishes,
Reg and Sue
I will follow your pilgrimage . I have walked Camino Frances and caminho Portuguese and Santiago to Finesterre . I was a hospitelero in oct 2017 . I am hoping to walk the way if st Francis in late September (God willing ) .i have 4 weeks available for walking and will travel from Melbourne Australia . I will be keen to follow your journey and also to connect with any others walking this route . Buon cammino
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Hi Reg and Sue,
I am interested in walking The Way of St. Francis, which goes through Assisi, OR the Via Francigena, which goes through Lucca. I think I understand the differences of the two routes, but in my research (I'm just starting), it seems some info/pilgrims refer to the route names interchangeably, so it's a little confusing to me.

How did you make your decision on which of the two routes to walk? What city did you fly into and how did you then get to La Verna?
Also how did you decide to start there?

I will be following you and I wish you a wonderful journey!
 

harrowsm

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
Best of luck on your Camino adventures! I just finished mine - two days from Roncesvalles to Pamplona, then a big jump to finish out from Sarria. I hope you enjoy the views, as well as the sunshine. I'll keep my fingers crossed that Galicia behaves for you both!

My trip was also part of my senior thesis, if you both have time (or anyone who reads this), I would be so grateful to have some feedback on your experience thus far! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dSkibUi7ZW-PpLvKlhI4L36uD5PrCGsN0aqGvm2OQZ8/edit

Buen camino,
Hanna
 

carryoncouple

We love trekking
Camino(s) past & future
Spring (2013)
I will follow your pilgrimage . I have walked Camino Frances and caminho Portuguese and Santiago to Finesterre . I was a hospitelero in oct 2017 . I am hoping to walk the way if st Francis in late September (God willing ) .i have 4 weeks available for walking and will travel from Melbourne Australia . I will be keen to follow your journey and also to connect with any others walking this route . Buon cammino
I hope our posts are helpful and that you are able to come in September!
Reg
 

carryoncouple

We love trekking
Camino(s) past & future
Spring (2013)
Hi Reg and Sue,
I am interested in walking The Way of St. Francis, which goes through Assisi, OR the Via Francigena, which goes through Lucca. I think I understand the differences of the two routes, but in my research (I'm just starting), it seems some info/pilgrims refer to the route names interchangeably, so it's a little confusing to me.

How did you make your decision on which of the two routes to walk? What city did you fly into and how did you then get to La Verna?
Also how did you decide to start there?

I will be following you and I wish you a wonderful journey!
Hello!
We chose this path after reading Sandy Brown’s guidebook.
There is a Facebook page called Way of St. Francis (Official Group) done by the author.
We chose to start in La Verna because of its historical connection to St. Francis and the path to Rome from there is slightly less than 300 miles, a distance we thought would work for us.
We flew into Rome and traveled to Arezzo via trenitalia, then a train and bus to Chiusi Della Verna. We spent two nights there so we could visit the monastery on the mountain. It was a wonderful day there. Sue posted our journey directions on Sandy’s Facebook page.
All the best,
Reg
 

carryoncouple

We love trekking
Camino(s) past & future
Spring (2013)
Best of luck on your Camino adventures! I just finished mine - two days from Roncesvalles to Pamplona, then a big jump to finish out from Sarria. I hope you enjoy the views, as well as the sunshine. I'll keep my fingers crossed that Galicia behaves for you both!

My trip was also part of my senior thesis, if you both have time (or anyone who reads this), I would be so grateful to have some feedback on your experience thus far! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dSkibUi7ZW-PpLvKlhI4L36uD5PrCGsN0aqGvm2OQZ8/edit

Buen camino,
Hanna
Hello Hanna,
We walked the Camino Frances in 2013 and are now walking the Way of St. Francis in Italy. Our blog is carryoncouple.com
I will check your website.
Best wishes,
Reg
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
Hi Reg and Sue,
I am interested in walking The Way of St. Francis, which goes through Assisi, OR the Via Francigena, which goes through Lucca. I think I understand the differences of the two routes, but in my research (I'm just starting), it seems some info/pilgrims refer to the route names interchangeably, so it's a little confusing to me.
!
The 2 routes are different, this is the info I found for the Way of St. Francis (I haven't walked it) :

http://www.viadifrancesco.it/en/

I have walked the Via Francigena though. It goes from Canterbury to Rome, going through France, Switzerland and through the Grand St Bernard Pass to Italy - main places Vercelli, Pavia, Lucca, Siena....
Another way to enter Italy is through Mont Genièvre then Torino, joins the other in Vercelli....

http://www.viefrancigene.org/en/piedi/
Happy planning! :)
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Thank you for the additional info, @domigee!
I remember you talking about the mosquitos in the rice fields near Vercelli. If I choose walk that route I would definately start somewhere south of that region! Lol.
 

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