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Day 53

Posted by on February 28, 2019

From: Bettolle

To: Monte San Savino

Miles: 12

Total: 795

Almost another dupicate day as yesterday with great weather and a nice walk through the fields until we reached our city on the hill at the end of the day.

We started our day by returning to the Mom and Pop cafe where we had our late lunch yesterday. It was the typical Italian breakfast of a cappuccino and a creamed filled croissant and we were on our way.

With only 12 miles and four hours to walk today it was a nice relaxing day. Nothing really exciting to see, more of the same from the last few days, but the nice flat walk for most of the day was again a good thing.

More farm fields with our town for the evening, Monte San Savino, on the hill

As we finally got to town we had a fairly steep incline as usual into the center of town on the top of the hill. As we were reaching the center of town near our hotel there were a bunch of elementary aged children by the side of the road with a few adults. One of the adults asked us where we were from. We told them we were from Texas and Florida and told them all about our walk. The kids were excited to hear about it. At least one of the adults was a teacher and had the kids sing a song to us. John recorded it and it is on our video tab. John asked what they were singing and they said it was, “With love in our hearts, we are glad you are here.”. You will enjoy watching it if you go to the link.

Italian school children with their teacher after they sang us a song

When we got to our town for the evening we walked by a wine bar within a block of the hotel and it was still open and serving lunch.

We hurried down the block to our hotel, negotiated another great rate for very nice rooms and went back to the Wine bar for lunch. John and I both had homemade pasta with pesto for lunch and I had a half a liter of their house wine. Of course the house wine in the Tuscany region is pretty good.

Gnocchi with house red wine for lunch

We may grab a pizza later on if we’re hungry this evening. We have a little bit of a longer walk tomorrow but the last few days of walking been very nice in this area.

It is now less than two weeks until we are home for our 90 day break. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

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For me, The memory of those children singing would last a lifetime ! GREAT story!

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Gnocchi al pesto? Looks delicious and sounds like a great day!