983ks , 6ks less than the via de la Plata but a damn sight harder.
Even today coming into Rome there was a steep bit out of Isola Farnesse then down and up thru one of the city parks. Ha! But it is over.
I woke up at 6am and started packing my bag and strangely by 7am thought maybe I would walk in after all. Heard Polly outside, nice place to sit at the B&B which is unusual…
Going are we? Yeah!
So off we set, 25ks later we were at the Vatican. Golly I am glad I saw it in the days of wandering in.. Barricades everywhere.
We punctuated the trip with gelati , water and frequent stops. It was 33c but cities actually offer more shade than the countryside.
Got our certificates , much easier process than Santiago… But no tubes… I did not feel the emotion I do at Santiago but St Peters Square is pretty jolly dramatic.
Felt really pleased I had done it. Apparently I am the oldest woman to have walked so much of the Via Francigena! Who knows!?
Luckily I arrived on a Sunday, roads are quiet. Hotel is nice but only here a night then off to Greece.
What has the walk done for me, who knows, no amazing revelations, at 70 they are hard to come by. So that is it, maybe the Swedish walk with Polly next year!!! You are not allowed to walk it alone.
So, walk for life, still 500 dollars short of my goal and only three if my friends and one family member has contributed, like Nike, just do it!!!
Arohanui until next time/walk/whatever