Almost as tough as two days ago up and over the pass.
Same distance at 28k.
Spectacular sunrise against Aoste’s Augustus Arch built in 35 BC to honor the Emperor.
Scenic views up and down the valley the entire walk.
We met our first Italian pilgrims today. Early we caught up to two university students, Barbara and Selene doing a 2 week stage.
Later we caught up with Marco and Catarina from Parma and walked with them a few hours. Marco had just finished two weeks ago walking Leon to Finisterre on Camino De Santiago so we had plenty to talk about.
We ended up at the same nice little inexpensive hotel in Chatillon.
Hotel Dufour at €44 for two was the best deal in several weeks.
Before going out to the local pizzeria for dinner we sat out on the rooftop patio enjoying the great views of the valley while enjoying a Reserva Chianti for aperitif.
I was hoping to find some of the wine from Grangeon Winery as the VF took us right through their vineyard as they were harvesting grapes.