Day 24 Via Francigena, Lucca to Altopascio, 19.4km

Date: Monday 3 September
Distance covered to Rome: 639.9/1027km
Terrain: Again, too much edge-of-road walking.
Overnight: Comune o biblioteca, €10
Feeling: glad to be off the busy roads

There is not much I can write about today other than it was gloriously short!

The path seemed to stick to roads and streets the whole way and most of them were busy. There were a couple of short stretches through the fields to escape the traffic, but they didn’t last long. I have been surprised by the amount of road walking on this route. For some reason I assumed it would be more rural or cross-country. Maybe the few stretches I did in the north are all I am going to get.

At least it was cool and overcast the whole walk. Perhaps this is the start of Autumn?

My big news for the day is that tonight I am sharing a room with a lady from Canowindra! Talk about small world!

Tip of the day: just because there are walkers ahead doesn’t mean they know where they are going. Follow your own directions!

3 thoughts on “Day 24 Via Francigena, Lucca to Altopascio, 19.4km

  1. Conor September 21, 2022 / 4:10 am

    Thanks for this great entry. We literally just finished this section and it’s still rubbish! Wish we’d read your blog first and we might have skipped this day. It’s still almost all on the edge of roads and in addition a lot of stuff seems permanently closed after COVID. Oh well, you seem very sensible we’re trusting that tomorrow will be much better. Thanks again for the informative blog!

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    • Life...One Big Adventure September 23, 2022 / 6:46 am

      Thanks for your nice feedback, Conor. I hope you enjoy the rest of the path. There are some stunning sections in amongst the tough ones. Happy trails, Mel

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