VIA FRANCIGENA-Canterbury to Rome Day 44

Day 44 Aoste to Chatillon.
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Almost as tough as two days ago up and over the pass.
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Rooftop patio at Hotel Dufour in Chatillon

Same distance at 28k.

Another beautiful sunny day.
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Spectacular sunrise against Aoste’s Augustus Arch built in 35 BC to honor the Emperor.
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Scenic views up and down the valley the entire walk.
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We met our first Italian pilgrims today. Early we caught up to two university students, Barbara and Selene doing a 2 week stage.
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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.
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We ended up at the same nice little inexpensive hotel in Chatillon.
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Hotel Dufour at €44 for two was the best deal in several weeks.
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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.
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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.
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Dinner with Marco and Catarina

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Leaving Aoste at sunrise

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Why not walk on to Jeruaslem.

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Exiting Aoste Gate

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Leaving Aoste thinking what a great idea. On the other hand could be alot of trouble.

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Unusual Via Francigena marker

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Roman Gate leaving Aoste

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View from Hotel Dufour in Chatillon.

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