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Author Archives: John Ball

Day 40

From:  Ferentino To:  Colleferro Miles:  17 Total:  625 Today’s walk was once again straight down SR6 for 17 miles. And also once again, we were dodging traffic all day.  The day got started at 8:45 after breakfast at our hotel. Because we stayed on the Far East side of town last night, today started with … Continue reading »

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Day 38

From:  Cassino To:  Ceprano Miles:  21 Total:  590 Some days you just never know what you’re going to find yourself faced with. Today was one of those days.  The day got started normal enough. We were out the door after breakfast at 8:15. Because the traffic has been so heavy with little to no shoulder … Continue reading »

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Day 36

From:  Venafro To:  Cassino Miles:  15 Total:  569 Today’s trek was another 15 miles through the heart of central Italy, highlighted by our walk through a 6/10 mile long tunnel, and ending in the historic city of Cassino.   We got moving at 8:30 after a light breakfast at our B&B in Venafro.  I say … Continue reading »

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Day 34

From:  Bojano To:  Isernia Miles:  16 Total:  539 Today we walked a relatively relaxing 16 miles along SS17 from the quaint little town of Bojano to a larger city of Isernia. Isernia is a very old town, believed to have been settled at least 700,000 years ago and is the most ancient site where traces … Continue reading »

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Day 32

From:  SS 212 (Highway 212) To:  Campobasso Miles:  16 Total:  508 Today’s walk was an up and down trip along a major highway to the beautiful Italian town of Campobasso.  With a population of 49,000, it’s main attraction is a hilltop castle, Castillo Monforte, built in 1450. Campobasso is also known for the craftsmanship of … Continue reading »

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Day 30

From:  Lucera To:  Motta Montcorvino Miles:  13 Total:  475 Today’s hike was our first taste of what’s to come for the foreseeable future.  Elevation changes, both up and down, will be the norm for the next several weeks.  The day started off in Lucera where we had a nice breakfast at the hotel at about … Continue reading »

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Day 28

From:  Foggia To:  Lucera Miles:  12 Total:  462 Today’s walk from Foggia to Lucera was very uneventful. With only 12 miles to cover, we took our good old easy time with it.  After a great night at the very new and modern Hotel Up, we were up and at ‘um this morning; breakfast at 8:30 … Continue reading »

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Day 26

From:  Cerignola To:  Orta Nova Miles:  13 Total:  435 We had an easy day of walking today. While just 13 miles makes it feel like a wasted day, it’s another 15 to the next town so our plan had us stopping here in the quaint little town of Orta Nova.  On yesterday’s post, Dave mentioned … Continue reading »

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Day 24

From:  Morfetta To:  Andria Miles:  17 Total:  400 24 days down; 126 to go.  Today we turned away from the Adriatic coastline and headed inland. We won’t see the sea again until early August in Denmark.  Basically it was a fairly straight forward day except for the crazy highway we were on most of the … Continue reading »

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Day 22

From:  San Vito To:  Bari Total:  366 Miles:  20 Greetings from Bari, Italy. Today’s walk was fairly straightforward, but had its share of little irritants that we have learned to just let slip right off our backs.  The day started in San Vito with breakfast at our hotel. We hit the road about 8:30 with … Continue reading »

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