Rome to London 2018

AussieJan

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Hi there fellow pilgrims - I've firmed up my commitment to walking from Rome to London next year, probably beginning in Rome mid-May. I've decided on this direction as it might beat some of the summer heat in Italy and I really want to finish my walk at St Pauls in London. I'd love some advice about using gps apps, average costs along the way and things not to be missed. I've walked the CF, VdlP and Chemin Le Puy so do have some experience. I hope to begin by myself and meet people along the way. Thanks..... Janet
 

MarkWoods

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Hi Janet. Glad for you. So exciting.

I walked from Canterbury to Rome solo this year (Aug - Oct). Average cost about $47 US per day. France/England was the cheapest at $36 and Switzerland the most expensive. That includes all expenses. I camped about half the time which helped keep cost down.

I used Google maps and native GPS, but no other apps. Glad too because the path is not well marked in France. The Lightfoot Guide (PDF version) was helpful too.

Met lots of pligrims in Italy, a few in Switzerland, but only two in all of France/England. There was one couple I met in Tuscana that had started in Rome and was walking to Aosta.

Can't say enough great things about the Via Francigena. It was an incredible spiritual, cultural and adventurous pilgrimage.
 

Jotown

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Hi Janet
I walked the VF from Ramsgate to Rome last year, I can’t recall meeting anyone walking the reverse direction...
Anyway I recently prepared a list of my itinerary , including accommodations and costs, and also a list of ‘tips’ , for another pilgrim - if you want them send me a pm with your email address and I’ll send them to you ..

Joe
 

Paul G

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Hi Joe,
I am interested in your list and tips, but not sure how to send a PM. Do I do that by clicking on your name "to start a conversation"?
Thanks,
Paul
 

Jan

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Hi there fellow pilgrims - I've firmed up my commitment to walking from Rome to London next year, probably beginning in Rome mid-May. I've decided on this direction as it might beat some of the summer heat in Italy and I really want to finish my walk at St Pauls in London. I'd love some advice about using gps apps, average costs along the way and things not to be missed. I've walked the CF, VdlP and Chemin Le Puy so do have some experience. I hope to begin by myself and meet people along the way. Thanks..... Janet
 

Cullo

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Hi there fellow pilgrims - I've firmed up my commitment to walking from Rome to London next year, probably beginning in Rome mid-May. I've decided on this direction as it might beat some of the summer heat in Italy and I really want to finish my walk at St Pauls in London. I'd love some advice about using gps apps, average costs along the way and things not to be missed. I've walked the CF, VdlP and Chemin Le Puy so do have some experience. I hope to begin by myself and meet people along the way. Thanks..... Janet

Hi Jan, Like you, Anne and I are Australians who have walked the CF (2016) and Chemin Le Puy (2018) - we did so on the back end of winter so there were very few pilgrims along the Way (and that's why we chose that time). We will be walking from Great St Bernard's Pass to Rome this year and are looking for a less solitary experience this time - we set off on 25 Aug this year but in the company of a small number of well travelled Australian pilgrims and an American we met on the CF. We will also be joined by an Irish husband and wife from Lucca to Sienna (people we also met on the CF).

Anne and I will watch out for your posts. Buen Camino!
 

Jan

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Hi Cullo, would love to know where you are flying into from Australia, and how you are getting up to St Bernard Pass?
Thanks
Jan
 
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