This is my second go at this, lost the first attempt.  I know I should save it in draft but once in there I cannot get it out.

Suffice to say Terry was right, always stay in hotels… Last night was a restaurant with rooms attached.  Miles off the Via Francigena…someone greased someone’s palm..  I Was treated like an irritating older rellie.

MH chose my food, snatched my menu out of my hands scared I would choose expensive stuff.  David got a course by course description, pasta too al dente, chicken !!!!’ for heavens sake, I saw steak being marched past me nearly snatched it…

Shower was less than lukewarm, chicken was tough and coffee was cold!!!

Trip Advisor?

Luckily the walk of about 23ks was quite pleasant fewer rice fields but looming in the distance are the Apennines…
Decided I was stuffed so came with my luggage to Piacenza, was to be a very long day

Piacenza is old but you can whip around it in about an hour. Very nice, a theatre that rivals La Scala , needless to say both theatre and all churches are firmly locked.  God must be afraid of home invasion.

MH here is a B and B god save us, six floors up and needing four keys…

Drifted thru the day eating deli food, yum…

PS: the odd captions so far are because David has received the photos and not the captions!!! I am trying sending photos one at a time with the caption as a subject… Eg: man with truck was actually an apiarist shifting bees!  [David: I think my captions are funnier 🙂 ]