What a difference a day makes! After a good nights sleep and a good Italian breakfast at the hotel with the helpful and friendly staff, we were on our way this morning.
The weather was much warmer and the winds were light. We were on nicely paved roads with light traffic. Even better the walk was almost completely flat until we got into our town for tonight. Although it was a fairly significant climb at the end of the walk it was a piece of cake compared to yesterday. To top it all off the walk was only thirteen miles today.
For a good part of the walk today we were right next to the Italian high speed rail called Frecciarossa, which translates to Red Arrow. They can operate at speeds up to 300 kilometers per hour/186 miles per hour. John made a great video of two of the trains going by within a couple of minutes of each other. Be sure to click on the videos tab on our web page to watch it and any other videos you might have missed.
I mentioned the helpful staff at our hotel last night. Not only did they help John with his phone last night, they called our next stop, a Bed and Breakfast to make sure they had rooms for us. We tried to call ahead at other times during our walk but usually the receptionist or B&B owner didn’t speak English. We figured since the hotel receptionist spoke good English at this hotel she could check it out for us. It turned out they had two rooms available so we knew we had a place to stop for the night.
When we arrived we found out the lady at the B&B spoke fluent English. She was very helpful as well and is taking us back into town to a restaurant tonight since the B&B is on the outskirts of town. We again are thankful for the kind and helpful people we have met along the way. I hope everyone is having a great week.
John, Didn’t we ride on that fast rail going to Florence?
Yes we sure did.
So glad the day was better!