VIA FRANCIGENA | Day 70
San Miniato to Gambassi Terme, 23.7 km
Left the Ostello and had breakfast with the gang. I was running low on beer money, so I stopped at an ATM. A quick visit to the church and found an ancient fresco depicting Saint James’s journey to Spain.
The first day of walking on the world-famous green Tuscan hills. Except where is the vegetation? It was windy, and dust reign the barren landscape.
We stopped for a snack and wrote our names in a register under a swaying tree. Rome is in my sight now.
Made it to Gamabssi and thanks to Danielle’s donation I settled in at Ostello Sigerico. First-class pilgrim’s accommodations a couple of kilometers from town.
I was pleasantly surprised to find 19 pilgrims in the courtyard. Real estate on the clothesline was now at a premium. There were so many pilgrims I was even getting photobombed.
The Tuscan hills were on fire and made it to news outlets worldwide. To close the night, it was a communal dinner with 30 other pilgrims, what can I say? Things have changed.
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