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.
I love the tree swing! Looks like you’re having fun dad! Also, love all your picnic stops. Looks like great weather.
Looks like you are having a great time! Love seeing the beautiful scenery!
Compared to the Spanish camino, this one seems to have lot more climbs. Hopefully, you both are taking enough rest and nourishment…
You both look like you are enjoying the beauty of Italy and the friendly locals, as well as the superior food. What an interesting journey you are on…imagine St Francis looking down in wonderment at these 21st century pilgrims. He would be so pleased.
Absolutely amazing! It is so good to see y’all still adventuring! Love and light your way!
Kristin! It is so sweet to hear from you! Surely you are safe from Hurricane Florence. Yes, we trekking again!
Patricia and Enayet
Hi Enayet, Hi Patti, We’re so glad you are enjoying another “Camino experience.” We want you to know that, as always, we have been enjoying your informative and meaningful posts as well as your great photos. Thanks for sharing. We wish you continued good steps along your journey.
Bob and Lizette
I can’t think of more to say than Magnificent!
It’s such a pleasure to follow your journey day by day!
Hey, you are trekking in this area the same month (September) that St. Francis was here. Correct me if I am wrong but it looks like you are walking on a daily basis through more forests than we did on the Spanish camino?