Saturday 19th October day 40 another long walk 31.8 km
Packed and left the lovely pilgrims accommodation by 7:10 am - ready for another long walk. We had our shortest walk to a bar for our morning caffe yet! about 20 steps from the door! the pastries were absolutely fresh a few minutes ago from the patisserie and still warm, sooo delicious and flaky! Patrick had one oozing with chocolate!
Farmers are whizzing off to work in their Apes already early in the morning as we head out of the village
We're up above the clouds again at first
We walk down the hill / mountain side for a couple of hours, through the mist, the scenery is very rural, there's the occasional gunshot from hunters
Many of the farms here seem to have milking sheep, some with new lambs
Another photo, they're so cute with their waggling tails, and the newborns still so white and clean!
Arrive in Ponte a Rigo at 11am, there's a nice little picnic shelter for pilgrims, we eat our picnic lunch early, still a little bit misty.
Roma, only 147 km away! Looking forward on our walk and the distances in our guide book- it looks as though we'll be in Roma in one week!!
then we walk another 40 m to the bar for another Caffé! Patrick- surprise surprise also has another sweet pastry!
We continue on walking, but the VF signage is quite different from our guide book... the guide book seems to have us traveling in a different direction, and perhaps across farms... as the ground is very damp, and muddy we decide to follow the VF signs, which have us going left, over the bridge and along the road, rather than the guide book directions. We follow the road, then divert off to grassy tracks beside the main road,
and later onto the old sections of the via Cassia, so not too much walking with traffic.
Here's our accommodation, via Roma 51 part of an old church complex, it's a fascinating set of old buildings! We're the only pilgrims again. We haven't met up with any other pilgrims for a couple of weeks now.
It's all buzzing action in the main Piazza! Polizia blowing whistles, everyone out for evening Passiagata
Today we left Toscana, and we are now in the province of Viterbio, in the region of Lazio
Had dinner- again delicious, at the il Borgo (restaurant, rooms and pizzeria) Via Porta Acquapedente. Wi fi, great food and good price!
THE HOUSE OF THE PILGRIM - ACQUAPENDENTE
Address: Via Roma, 51 - Acquapendente
Phone: 339 8499965 - 347 1662919
Type: Hostel Pellegrini
Open all year
Number of places: 13
Use of kitchen: NO.
ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF LAZARUS - ACQUAPENDENTE
Address: Via Cappuccini, 23
Phone: 0763 730177
Type: Religious Structure
Open all year
Number of places: 21
Use of kitchen: YES.