Tenuta Del Fontino Family-Farm Hotel
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... from these events as the churches are really small and taking photos is not allowed as it will disturb the horse. If you do want to see it, find a contrada that does the blessing outdoors. It is a very serious event and we were lucky to witness how the local citizens experience and celebrate on this special day of the year. All were gearing up for this big event with banners, flags and all the seating set up. After the tour we had lunch overlooking the Palazzo IIl Campo and then ...
... or Friday 22nd August 2014. If things go to plan, then I will have completed my Via Francigena pilgrimage either 9 or 10 days earlier than I first imagined, and I will get to spend my birthday in and around the Vatican City. What a great present that will be!!
I hope I'm not tempting fate talking this way, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I also need prayers that my boots will hold out a bit longer (see photo).
... story, at the 27km mark. However, when the tourist office advised me I had to go back approximately 1km to the pilgrim hostel, I decided to carry on going forward to the next hostel 9kms away. It took more than 2.5 hours to get there, but I am so glad I did.
The hostel in Abbadia a Isola is run by the Confraternity of St James. It is one of very few in Italy that operates on a donation basis with volunteer hospitaleros who give up a week or two ...
... managed to pick up speed. We were still looking for a place to stop so my driving wasn't the best. Finally pulled over and the little fiat zoom zoomed past us, beeping his horm, arms thrust out the drivers window at me. Hahahahaha. I didn't do much better after that, Steve and I had a few cross words because i couldn't drive and overtake like an italian, and i didn't realize i was suppose too. I pulled over , spat the dummy, Steve drove. Didn't realize how tired I was after ...
... ticket machines use "chip and sign" cards just fine. Interestingly, so far we have not noticed any ATM fees. We get out €200 and nothing is said on the screen about extra charges and the receipt simply says €200. I'm guessing this means the ATM here does not charge fees, so if you're planning a trip, try to find a bank that won't charge you any fees! The prices here are not horrible, for the most part. Right now, it's the exchange rate that ...
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