Distance Hiked: 25.5 km.
Time: 7 hours (including a wonderful lunch in San Lorenzo Nuovo).
Summary: Richard and I both began this day tired. We were grateful for the gentle trail, with minimal climbs, generous periods of shade, and cool breezes. Despite our exhaustion, we did not miss the unique beauty of this particular path. The “jungle like trek” just outside of San Lorenzo Nuovo was absolutely stunning. And the large and lovely Lake Bolsena? Well, she simply flirted with us for over an hour, luring us into her city limits.
Bolsena; Its medieval quarter, Basilica of Santa Cristina, ancient catacombs, rich history (including being the site of the 1263 ‘Eucharistic Miracle’),and of course its beautiful lake, make Bolsena a popular tourist destination (and a common ‘rest day’ for pilgrims). Were you hoping for another break tomorrow? We’ve decided to walk on to Montefiascone. See you there!
Accommodations: Suore Del Santissino Sacramento, Piazza Santa Cristina 4. Tel: 0761799058. Cost: Donation. Carla stayed here recently and said that there were 5 single beds in her room, with alcove. There are 17 single beds in our room, but only 2 other roommates (2 lovely French women who were at our same accommodations last night).
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