Although we enjoyed yesterday’s walk, today’s hike reminded us about what we love most about the Camino. The scenery was lush and peaceful, and changed frequently. The majority of this hike was far away from traffic (and other people) making it incredibly meditative. All along today’s trail were Information Signs (as in the Feature Photo) pointing out unique geographical features/aspects of history. Here are a few pics of our views today.
San Miniato Basso: San Miniato sits at a historically strategic location atop three small hills overlooking the lower Arno valley. We decided to forgo the evening view and stayed at the bottom of these hills. We saved the climb until after we were replenished and rested.
Distance Walked: 19 km
Time: 6 hours (including two rest stops)
Accommodation: Ospedele Misericordia, San Miniato.
Address: Piazza Vincenzo Cuoco, 9 – San Miniato Basso.
Beds: 6 (bunk beds).
Cost: According to the poster in our room, accommodations are free for all hikers who have the Pilgrim Passport. Anyone wishing to leave a donation must bring it to the front desk, during opening hours, and ask for a receipt.
Tomorrow begins with a 150 m climb over 2 km. Anticipated total is 26 km (feet willing)!
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