Has a nice braided river and at least two middle aged women who do not like people who do not speak Italian.

First time I have ever had anyone abuse me for coming to a country without their language.  The other one was just dis-paring…  Guess it shows how very parochial they are up in this neck of the woods…

Today was supposed to be 33ks, like stink… I decided to start at Cella,  supposedly about 17km ended up doing 22km and all of that on a busy highway.

First creek I came to just out of Cella tried to drown my pole when I did an exploratory test.  I suspected it was deep as all the temporary bits people use to get across had been swept away. Dirty brown as well…  So walked on the road, think of between Te Puna and town with no verge and you get the idea, very scary.

I screeched in rage at one point when for the third time this trip I had a car head straight for me, not only that but the hoon of a passenger made a lunge at me.  Little turd…

Plodded on and on… got to Fornovo and rang the hotel 2km away to collect me, pretended he did not speak English.  Another family run hotel, pretty untidy.

Made a decision after reading the next two guides to flag the pass, too many streams and fording plus part of the track is a favourite spot for high speed motorbikes. Forget it!

Just hope the signage is better over the Apennines… I admit I am disappointed as the Cisa pass was one if my challenges, but fording waist high streams is not…

Oh yes, the taxi driver got more than he bargained for this morning.  Madam had to do a dive into the ditch on the side of the road… too wet for snakes I thought.. Not sure what brought it on, the roads are very rough with snow damage.