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 about 8:30, but not before we had a good breakfast. When we got on the road we thought for sure the traffic would be light since it was a Saturday morning. That was not the case. Seems everyone outside of Bologna wanted to come into town, and everyone in Bologna wanted to leave. Suffice to say, the traffic was heavy most of the day.
Our route today was literally a straight line with one little turn about halfway through the day. We found a good place for lunch at about noon and made it to our destination city around 2:45. Crevalcore is a nice little town with limited options for lodging. When we arrived at our desired hotel, there was no one there and the outside door was locked. We rang the doorbell but no reply. There was a phone number listed on the door so Dave called and a nice lady answered and told him there would be someone there to help us in 40 minutes. While we waited, we walked down the street to the only other hotel in town and it was also locked up. We couldn’t even raise anyone on the published phone at that hotel. So we went back to our first choice and waited, hoping someone would arrive to help us soon. Sure enough, a nice gentleman walked up right on time and checked us into their very adequate lodge, the New Europa Hotel.
Tomorrow we continue north another 17 miles in the general direction of Verona where we’ll arrive on Tuesday. We hope everyone had a good Saturday. Ours was fairly uneventful. Thanks for reading.