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... to turn to my likely arrival date in Rome. If I keep to the daily distances in one guide, then I could arrive on the weekend of 23/24 August. If I decide to slow down and take a rest day or two in some of the more historic cities along the way - eg., Siena, Lucca, etc - then it could be closer to the full three months I'd originally estimated. I'll let you know when I know.
Before closing, I have to say I don't know when I'll next blog. Staying in parish accommodation ...
... for now I'll say simply that I am well, I'm making good progess and tonight I am sleeping with four other pilgrims - including a very special one - in parish accommodation in Medesano, not far out of the city of Fidenza.
Watch this space.
... out the pope was stationed there in 1095 so it is where he gave the benediction to his Concilio (council) in their mission to bring all Christianity together and conquer the Holy places. That's right - the first of the crusades. The church as it stands today was built in the 1500s and I was surprised that it only took 4 years to build - the painting and decorating took 5!
As we have walked around Piacenza I've also noticed lots of little ...
... without dessert so Francesco and I shared some pannacotta with fragola. The pannacotta was so white, I'm sure the milk must be different here and tasted beautiful. The coulis was made from fresh strawberries and put the sticky stuff I've had in Australia to shame. This was not syrupy or sticky, just thick and slightly sharp.
After that we had to hurry as by this stage we were running almost 2 hours late for visits that had been lined up with friends in town, so we ...
... freezer rooms for storage and takes me down into the basement which is vast. More food comes out - more cured pork in the form of culaccia which is perhaps even yummier than the copa earlier, Ale insists we try his baking and more caffe. we drive home as the sun rises, passing the early caffe and brioche seekers
(Please excuse quality of the photos - all straight out of camera as don't have time today for any editing)