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Buon giorno, Piero. Pozo farele una domanda? Based on Rome2rio, I can take a bus from Ponte d'Arbia to San Quirico d'Orcia on Sunday , 31 March @ 1809 hr. That seems strange that it would be available on a Sunday. Do you have knowledge of this area? BTW, i was a big fan of Lone Peak shoes (3 Caminos) but have switched to Topo Athletics. seems to be the better shoes at this moment. Grazie, Ciao.
Piero Frustascarpe
Piero Frustascarpe
San Quirico d'Orcia is a beautiful village of medieval origin and, beside the view, the food is veru good (as everywhere in Tuscany!). Last time I walked there was on October 2017. Don't be surprised about bus services on Sundays, it's quite common in Italy.
I love Topo shoes too, and I use them in my daily nordic walking walks.
Buon cammino
Graze mille. Very much looking forward to this small part of the Via.
My husband and I are walking the Via Francigena from Gran St Bernard's Pass to Rome, starting on the 24th August 2019.
We are in the process of looking at flights, and I was just wondering the best option to get to GSBP. We are flying out from Australia, and thought we would fly into Milan and take the train up to pass. The route to pass looks like you have to use the train as well as a bus?
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?
Piero Frustascarpe
Piero Frustascarpe
Hi, Cullo! I give you the link to the current timetable of the buses from Aosta to GSBP. I hope it will be valid also for next year. Better to check next year, when you will leave... Anyway, as you can see, the bus service starts on July the 1st and ends on September 3rd.
Many thanks Piero - I have spent many hours trying to obtain the detail you have provided me and even though I have sent two emails directly to SAVDA's help desk, I haven't had any success. Your assistance is therefore greatly appreciated.
2016 Camino Frances (from St Jean Pied de Port)
2018 Via Podiensis (from Le Puy en Velay)
2019 - Planning to walk from Great St Bernards Pass to Rome, commencing 25 Aug
Hello everyone,
I just finished walking the Via Francigena from Lausanne to Rome. If I can help anyone answering specific questions, I will do so. It was the best thing I ever did!!!!
How do I ask and post? On website and logged in, but see nôoption. Need info walk from Lucca or even fromSienna towards Viterbo
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.
Hey Ed,
how are you? have not seen any recent posts. are you ok?
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Thanks for checking up on me! Yes I'm fine thanks, in Fidenza. I will set up that post for you today, now I am beyond Piacenza :)
Ed Kay
Ed Kay
Just posted my accommodation list for you. I guess it only covers about 4 days from Piacenza for you so perhaps not all that useful. I'll be leaving Aulla probably on 9 April so will continue to post updates after that.
Hi Jessica. It was really nice meeting you yesterday at the APOC gathering. Your presentation was good and I appreciate the handout.
What is the best place to get a credential?
Would love to hear about your costs etc on the via francigena -

thanks AussieJan
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.

Washington DC area.
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Mark, your words bring a lot of emotions to me. Eden was a wonderful stop for me. The VF was all that I wanted it to be. I unfortunately had to return home because of my fathers death. I was so sad to leave for many reasons. I am counting the days to return where I left off in St Croix Switzerland on May 25. Congratulations on your walk!!
Thanks for the post. I shall be walking from Home to Rome next summer. If the timing works, I can at least accompany you through Calais.
Lucca to Siena 2017. Very hot for walking, but the views were worth it. Roads very dangerous for walking . Stop at La Villa Punto Sosta