Hello Piero. My wife and I are planning to walk from Gran St Bernard's Pass to Rome in Aug-Oct next year. We want to spend a few days in Bologna before catching the train to Aosta and then travelling by bus to GSBP. I understand that Swiss Post operate two bus runs per day from Aosta to GSBP but can't get any sense of the departure times (not even on their website). Do you have any sense of the departure times?
Walked from Porto to Santiago in 2015 with a friend, and then from Hendaye, on the French side of the border, across the Northern route, cutting south east on the Primitivo, unaccompanied but never alone, in 2017. I'm beginning my prep (long range) for a pilgrimage on the Francigena, from Lucca to Rome, in 2020. These pilgrimages work their way into the blood and bones, I think.
We have walked from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela (SdC). We are soon to embark from Lisbon to SdC then to Finisterre, Muxia and back to SdC. We were wondering where to next and came across this pilgrimage. We are excited to start our research here!!
We are now one week into our Camino Vie Francigena. Tonight we are staying at Radicofani at the Refugio Spedale Di San Pietro e Giacomo. We received a very warm welcome from the hospitarios.
One thing to be aware of is that the refuge Parrocchia SS Pietro in Buonconvento no longer accepts pilgrims. It is closed.
Hi Jessica. I'm an American that just walked from Canterbury to Rome and was about one week behind you. I first saw your comments at the guest book at Eden Lodge in western France.
The first week on the Via Francigena was difficult for me as my mind and body were trying to adjust. Seeing your comments at Eden provided me with inspiration. Just wanted to reach out and say thank you.