Beautifal morning leaving Lake Viverone and Alberto’s Camping La Rocca.
Day 49 Lake Viverone to San Germano Vercellese.
Less nature today but there were beautiful churches.
The artwork at the churches today was impressive to say the least.
Makes me excited about this upcoming final month and all we will see.
Through our Italian pilgrim buddies we were able to find an apartment in village center of San Germano Vercellese downstairs from theirs.
And they included an invitation to a home cooked dinner of pasta in pesto sauce and a fresh salad.
Barbara and Selene will soon be teachers and they gave me a lesson on grated cheese. I grew up in Chicago where we had a Kraft green can of grated Parmesan Cheese. Fresh Italian is a wee bit better.
Here in Italy Barbara explained they usually use different grated cheeses by region:
Parmiggiano (Parmesan) reggiano
Parma (Emilia Romagna) Grana padano
North Italy (Pianura padana: a group of regions)
Centre-south Italy Ricotta affumicata Calabria/Sicilia Provola Campania/Sicilia Provolone North Italy
Looking forward to trying them all.
The hostel here is closed until next year so for people that want to walk farther than the 17k Lake Viverone to Santhia stage San Germano is still an option.
Via Giuseppi Allievo 23 Contact is Lorella at +39 337242251 We paid €20 per person. No breakfast. The upstairs has 2 sofas and one double bed. Downstairs 2 single beds. Both have small kitchens and tables for 3