VIA FRANCIGENA-Canterbury to Rome Days 78-79

Days 78-79 Radicofani to Bolsena:

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In this stretch we left Toscana for Lazio.

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Still enjoying all these quiet towns off the tourist radar.

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And getting so close to Rome and the end of our pilgrimage.

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Trying to enjoy this last week as the world seems to be spinning deeper into Covid fear!

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Walking around Lake Bolsena we enjoyed beautiful views of the Lake.

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The parish hostel was closed as we sat outside it and several locals came up and offered to help. Soon the cery sweet and accommodating Catarina came up and opened Santa Cristina Ostello and set is up with a private bedroom.

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We ran into our friend Nicola near the Cathedral and had a drink with him.

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I also bumped into a nun literally and asked her if she was from Uganda which she was. We had a nice chat about her beautiful home country.

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Sunflowers in mid October

Came to a house where Galileo stayed 400 years ago.

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Continued beautiful nature today.

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Figs were ripe and delicious today

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The Roman Roads are becoming more prevalent as Rome nears

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Fabulous food these 2 days. Starting with another great antipasto plate at Trattoria Tipic do Picchietto in Bolsena:

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Salad at Albergo Toscana in Acquapendente:

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Ravioli with spinach and ricotta smothered in mushroom sauce. Delicious!

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Antipasto Starter:

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Carbonera is always good:

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Trattoria Tipico da Picchietta has their own wine and it is very good:

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