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    Accommodations in italy

    A very good question. I have walked the Camino Francés twice and the GR65 (Chemin du Puy). The first time I walked the Camino Frances, I stayed in auberges - I loved it. The other walks I did with my wife and she has a medical situation that makes it difficult to stay in auberges. We have...
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    Accomodations in Italy

    If I were to walk with unplanned accommodations, I would start with checking for accommodations in the villages near where I think I would be staying for the night. Not all villages have places to stay. I would start with the basic pilgrim housing and work up from there. I used the routing...
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    Accomodations in Italy

    My wife & I walked the Via Francigena from Ivrea to Rome starting Sept 1 of this year. We stayed exclusively in Guest Houses, B&B’s and Hotels. Guest Houses are like B&B’s but rarely if ever is the proprietor there. You almost always have to call to be let in upon arrival. There are rarely...
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    safe and secure storage of luggage in Rome???

    Greetings, My wife & I walked the Via Francigena from Ivrea to Rome this year starting Sept 1. We sent our luggage ahead via DHL to the hotel we booked in Rome. We have found that hotels usually will store your luggage for you if you have a reservation. We have never been turned down. You...
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    Accommodations in italy

    Greetings, My wife & I walked the Via Francigena from Ivrea to Rome this year starting Sept 1. We only stayed in guest houses, BB's & hotels so I can't give you information regarding auberges. I have attached our itinerary. If you avoid auberges, then you might find it difficult to find...
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    Way Marks

    We are currently walking the VF. We started in Ivrea on Sept 1. The trail is incredibly well marked. We were pleasantly surprised.
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    Humidity

    We are currently walking the VF. We started in Ivrea on Sept 1. It has been quite humid each day. Much more than the Camino & GR 65.
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    Mosquitoes

    We are currently walking the VF. We started in Ivrea on Sept 1. It has been nothing but a daily fight with mosquitoes so be prepared with lots of deet. You can buy spray in the pharmacy here but not all have deet. There is an equivalent they sell here that works quite well. Don’t waste your...
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    Credential

    Thanks for the info. I have until the end of August before we leave so I can wait to see if the become available. Thank you for your offer to purchase one for us. I will keep that in mind.
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    Credential

    Thanks for the info. I went to the http://www.viefrancigene.org/en/credenziali/ website to order my credential and it took me to http://www.sloways.shop/en/product/4610/. I could purchase a credential there but ..... they are Out of stock!! Any suggestions where to order one by mail? Can I...
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    Credential

    For those of you that have walked the Via Francigena, how many spaces are there for stamps in the credential? I needed two when I walked the Camino in Spain.
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    Route from Ivrea, Italy to Rome

    My wife and I are walking from Ivera to Rome starting Sept 1, 2018. We will fly from Seattle to Paris and take a train to Turin, Italy spend the night and then take a train to Ivrea. There is a DHL office in Turin so we will send our two suitcases to our hotel in Rome. The hotel said they...
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    Buying Trekking Poles in Italy

    When I walked the Camino the first time, I boarded the plane with what I was going to walk the Camino with. I live in Seattle so lots of Asian shops here where I purchased the split toe socks many Asians wear. This enabled me to wear my flip flops on the plane. I carried my poles on every...
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    Buying Trekking Poles in Italy

    If you goto Google Maps, type in "outdoor stores in Florence, Italy" you will get a list of stores in Florence. Ron
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