Day 48 Ivrea to Viverone:
Walking through Ivrea we came to a small Pilgrims Info Office where a sweet lady stamped our books.
Some of these Italian communities are really supportive of pilgrims.
Walking on a bicycler riding by stood up, waved and shouted, “Buon Cammino”. Continued good vibes in Italy.
We passed many hillside vineyards.
Enjoyed the old Romanesque Church of San Pietro.
And really liked the ruins of the small Romanesque chapel Gesuin.
We ran into the Italian girls again for around the 6th day in a row while sitting at one of several pilgrim rest stops.
Made it to Camping La Rocca at 1:30 or so.
The owner Alberto is very nice and speaks good English.
He pulled up on his tractor when I came up to gate. Gave us a drink and then showed us our cozy camper van accommodation.
He has a farm in back and makes his own wine.
The lake made for a nice hot afternoon swim. Not too cold at all.
We enjoyed sitting out front in the afternoon enjoying the view of the lake and the Alps.
At dinner Alberto brought out his own white wine and some pancetta and other cured meat with bread.
Second was a delicious mushroom fettuccine.
Followed by lake fish with fries and a fresh salad.
And a litre of his red wine.
Another great, memorable stay. And inexpensive.
Thank you John Robert McLean for the recommendation.