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Part 1 Epilogue

This posting will be an attempt to summarize some of our experiences on Part 1 of our walk across Europe. In writing this, I hope to give you a feel for how the trip has progressed up to this point and also cover a few topics not discussed in our daily posts.  First, a few … Continue reading »

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Day 65

From: Nogara To: Verona Miles: 19 Total: 988 We had a good nights sleep and were up early on our final day of walking to grab breakfast and then get on the road. We decided to do a bit faster pace so we could make an earlier train. Once we stopped for lunch we had … Continue reading »

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Day 64

From:  Mirandola To:  Nogara Miles:  22 Total:  969 Today’s walk was pretty basic; though it was long and on a busy road most of the day.  We left the hotel in Mirandola at 8:30 after a good breakfast.  The morning was crisp with clear skies and light winds. The forecast said it would get more … Continue reading »

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Day 63

From: Crevalcore To: Mirandola Miles: 17 Total: 947 After a light Italian breakfast, not a lot to choose from, we headed down the road again. It was Sunday morning so early on the traffic was light in town and we were on crosswalks. It picked up a as we left town but a couple of … Continue reading »

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Day 62

From:  Bologna To:  Crevalcore Miles:  17 Total:  930 Today was a straight walk from our hotel on the west side of Bologna to the small town of Crevalcore. Gone are the mountains of central Italy. Today, the highest thing we walked on was an overpass.  We left the comforts of our nice hotel this morning … Continue reading »

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Day 61

From: Vado To: Bologna Miles: 16 Total: 913 After a good breakfast at the hotel, our day started with a walk back to the closest train station which was about three quarters of a mile. It was only one stop from there to the central station in Bologna where we needed to switch lines, but … Continue reading »

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Day 60

From:  Montepiano To:  Vado Miles:  23 Total:  897 Today’s walk was a long one. Luckily for us, it was mostly downhill with a strong wind at our back. Unfortunately, our day did not end at the end of our walk.  We knew we had a longer trek than usual today so we got on the … Continue reading »

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Day 59

From: L’Isola To: Montepiano Miles:  14 Total: 874 After a wonderful Tuscan meal for my birthday last night and a good nights rest at our hotel we headed out about 8:45 this morning. The walk was a relatively short 14 miles but our google maps showed an almost straight up incline at the end of … Continue reading »

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Day 58

From:  Florence To:  L’Isola Miles:  16 Total:  860 Today we left the beautiful Tuscan capital city of Florence behind and are now on a four day walk to Bologna. To get there we will be walking over the Apennine Mountains that run perpendicular to out route. That means three days of climbing and a decent … Continue reading »

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Day 57

From: Florence To: Florence Miles: 0 Total: 844 Today turned out to be a total day of rest. Our plan was to hop on a train and spend the day doing a tour of Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is comprised of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, … Continue reading »

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