Donations Accommodations

Bernie Brunino

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I am planning the accommodations portion of the Via Francigena and noticed a number of accommodations by donations only. Has anyone used this method? What is your opinion? Do you recommend it? What is considered a reasonable donation? I saw this mostly with Town Halls, Churches. I walked the Camino de Santiago where accommodations were not an issues. Albergues were everywhere. This doesn't seem to be the case on the VF.

Thank you
 

MarkWoods

New Member
Hi Bernie.
I walked the VF last year. Many of the Italian pilgrim accommodations were donation based. On average, most folks gave 10 euro.

Mark
 
I am walking the VF from Lausanne to Rome
My lodging experience in Switzerland wasn’t particularly good. Some was downright bad .
But, Italy has been good. Most required
10-15 E/night but was very tidy,clean and with breakfast.
It is good to call one day ahead.
Gretel/Vermont-USA
 

Bernie Brunino

New Member
Hi Bernie.
I walked the VF last year. Many of the Italian pilgrim accommodations were donation based. On average, most folks gave 10 euro.

Mark
Hi Mark. Just wanted you to know I finished the VF - Canterbury to Rome and have been home for a couple of weeks. I wanted to thank you for all the valuable information you provided me when I was doing my research. It truly came in handy. It got a lot hotter than I thought it would but I wanted to time my trip do that I wouldn’t have any problems crossing the St. Bernard Pass. Thanks again. Good luck in your future camino’s 0DD6D323-EBEB-4EB7-89C3-20A6EA68EDD6.jpeg
 

MarkWoods

New Member
Hi Bernie. Great picture man! Brings back fond memories (that's me on the very left). Walked on and off for the the last three weeks with these folks.

Very happy for you.
 

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