Distance Walked: 13 km (4 hours including lunch break).
Monteriggioni is architecturally and culturally significant. It is known for its well preserved towers of its town walls and is referenced in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The town attracts many tourists, pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike. For 4 euros, you can walk on small sections of the ancient city walls and enjoy the stunning views.
Accommodations: HOLIDAY HOUSE MARIA ASSENT – Piazza Roma 23, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI) 25 beds. Bunk bed in dorm: 20 euros per person with pilgrim credentials. Double Room with shared bathroom: 55 euros. Opens for new guests at 2:30 pm. Kitchen use – Tel. 0577304214, 327 0655678 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: Today we had the option of walking 13 km or 31 km. Feel free to call us slackers…we chose the 13! It was a beautiful walk, with very pleasant temperatures, continued stunning scenery and a delicious lunch in Stove. It was the kind of walk that leads to deep and meaningful conversation that so often eludes is in our busy world.
Here are today’s pics. The final photo shows volunteers putting up a Via Francigena sign post. We thanked them profusely. Note their IKEA bag!
Next Stop: Siena for a two-day stay!
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