We have abandoned following our book’s directions, mostly. Today we decided to take a different path, a path that St. Francis took on his last journey from Santuario Della Verna. It was a few km more and much higher, but we join our original path tomorrow. This path was also interesting as we will be in the birthplace of Michelangelo.
We began early and descended down to the town of La Verna.
From the town we began our long climb up the mountain. It was nice and cool but the going was slow.
After climbing for few hours we were high enough again to be able to see the Monastery behind us.
The climb continued.
Eventually we reached a meadow at the top. This is the place where St. Francis looked back and said his good byes.
We decided to have our lunch here.
We began our long descent toward Caprese Michelangelo.
This area is famous for their chestnuts, also.
Now we intend to go check out Michelangelo’s home and look for some groceries as tomorrow is Sunday and we need food for the road!
Here is the view from our room.