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... pilgrim contact these days. One evening there were ten of us in the same Ostello (n.b. the ostello at Cassio has to be the very best one of all). In addition to my French companions, I've seen a lot of two young Spaniards who shared the river taxi ride with me. We've also enjoyed the company of two sets of French cyclists on consecutive days, who would normally pass in a flash but who are of an age to take the mountain slopes more slowly.
Today is the last day of month two of ...
... 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.
... a bit dismal as about half to two thirds of the stalls have gone. It's fair to say that Franci was pretty sad at the changes, he has fond memories of being with his father and the quality of the produce. It also made me realise how fragile the Western relationship with food is if fresh produce markets are struggling to survive in Italy.
We then went exploring 2 churches - one that is called the Jewel of Piacenza, San Sisto which I thought ...
... in a blur as they fold the little parcels. I've grabbed a photo of them from google images as I was far too distracted to take photos of the food! The tortelli were served with a porcini sauce which was amazing. The pisarei e faso is a traditional poor man's dish that is like a very small gnocchi but it's made from stale bread crumbs and served in a tomato sauce with borlotti beans. I'd struggle to eat a whole plate as it is so filling but it's lovely to try some after the ...
... me into the middle of the city to have a wander around, visit the Duomo and drop in on a friend of his which means yet more caffe but this time paired with 'gassy acqua' standing at the bar in a tiny Enoteca.
We head home to get changed for the night ahead and head out to meet Francesco's friends - it is a wonderful to finally put faces to names, everyone welcomes me warmly and thankfully enough people have enough ...