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I'm finally on my way

After months of research and walking all over Brisbane with 10kg in my backpack, sweating like crazy in the high 30 degree weather, we finally left for Italy in March. 55 more words

Walking the Via Francigena

The decision is made. My next long walk will be the Via Francigena, the old pilgrimage route, from the Great Saint Bernard Pass to Rome. Some 940 kilometres, I plan a leisurely timetable of 6 weeks, allowing days to detour and wander on the way, commencing in June 2016 once the pass is open for walking and aiming to arrive in Rome late July. 150 more words


These boots are made for walking...

I’d like to share with you a little video I filmed during my walk to Rome. Maybe it gives you a little impression of what pilgrim life on the road looks like :)

Columbanus of Carlow

At long last Carlow is recognising Columbanus as one of its own. Plans are afoot to commemorate the 1400 anniversary of the death of Columbanus in his reputed home place, Myshall. 198 more words


Gardening in the Ruins of a Medieval Village

There are many things to love about travelling around Italy.  Moltissime. (moal-tees-see-may)  One of them is the way you can get in the car and, in the wink of an eye by Canadian standards, find yourself in a totally different landscape. 1,927 more words

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Polignano a Mare, trekking urbano lungo la Via Francigena

Green Puglia vi suggerisce questa domenica, una passeggiata a Polignano, con le guide di Serapia. Un’escursione di bassa difficoltà​, ma ricca di emozioni passeggiando a Polignano a Mare tra il mare e le grotte.  245 more words


Via Francigena - Big plans, Big walk

‘Our next challenge is to walk the 1200 miles from Canterbury to Rome, The Via Francigena.

Via Francigena is the ancient route from Canterbury to Rome, followed by archbishops travelling to receive from the pope their symbols of authority as well as ordinary pilgrims en route to Rome or onward to Jerusalem. 909 more words

Via Francigena