Via Francesco Day 7 Poggio San Bustone to Piediluco

Canterbury to Rome to Assisi Day 94 Poggio San Bustone to Piediluco:

Early morn just out of Poggio San Bustone

Beautiful nature all day and an unexpected meeting with a local, Giovanni, just before Labro. He has walked many pilgrimages and encouraged me to complete all of Via Francesco and the southern Via Francigena from Rome to Santa Maria di Leuca. Yes why not.

Wonderful chat about Caminos in Italy and Spain with Giovanni

Walking into Piediluco it is beautiful on the shore of Lake Piediluco. Sitting on the shore, nursing a Sangiovese Red. Life is Good!

Lake Piediluco at dusk

I  spent the night in Piediluco a guest of the parish at the church of San Francesco. Don Giovanni the parish priest kindly checked me in and explained all I needed to know.

Once again, I am alone which suits me just fine. Walking Via Francesco is perfect for internal reflection. He invited me to 5PM Mass and when he told me it was not obligatory I felt I should attend.

After the Mass at Church of Francesco

Coming into Piediluco
Lake Piediluco
Great forest walking today
Coming out of Poggio San Bustone
Delicious Tagliere Plate and wine at Trattoria Giosefatta
Risotto with shrimp, pumpkin, and truffle

Church of Francesco

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4 thoughts on “Via Francesco Day 7 Poggio San Bustone to Piediluco”

  1. These photos … !!!
    You are half-way to Heaven!!
    I am sooo jealous!
    Enjoy every minute of every day.
    What a wonderful escape from our crazy, confused, wounded & weary world!
    May the road continue to rise with you Kevin … go neiri an bothar leat! 😇

    1. I know a wee bit of Spanish but almost no Italian. Makes it a little difficult but totally doable. With apps such as and Hostelworld, etc. it is easier. Also you find the people on these pilgrimages very kind and they often will call ahead for you to make a reservation for the next day.

Happy to answer any questions and help in any way.