From: Monte San Savino
Today’s walk was a nice 20 mile stroll in the country. The skies were overcast all day which kept the temperatures down a little, and there was no wind; just like we like it.
The day got started with a good breakfast at the hotel in Monte San Savino. We got out the door to start walking at 8:30 and after navigating through the streets of town for a short while, we were on our way down hill on a good road with very little traffic. The entire morning was spent on what would be a farm to market road back home. Because of this, the climbs and descents were a little steeper, and we had a fairly long climb in the morning, but it wasn’t too bad and overall we went down in elevation today.
By about 1:00 we were about to give up on finding a place to get some lunch. But then, out of the blue, there was a bar/cafe along our road. We stopped in and had a sandwich and gave our feet a break.
After lunch, we transitioned to a much busier road, and for the most part, it had no shoulder. As we got within a few miles of our stopping point for the day, we were walking on sidewalks through some small towns. We’re now within about 20 miles of the outskirts of Florence. The roads should start getting busier until we get to Florence mid-day on Sunday.
That’s about it for today. It was a pretty straight forward walk through the Tuscan countryside. With this being Friday, we hope everyone back home has a good and relaxing weekend. Cheers!
So glad all the food has been so good and neither one of you have gotten sick. I had to laugh at the green plastic chairs. Someone made millions producing them. They must be all over the world. It will be good to see you John.
Thanks. You must know because we are outside all the time walking, we never sit outside in the green chairs on a lunch break. And it will be good to get home.