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Need Advice On Italian Route To Rome

Discussion in 'Via Francigena - Pilgrimage to Rome' started by Texas Pilgrim, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Texas Pilgrim

    Texas Pilgrim New Member

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    My friend and I walked the Portuguese Camino from Porto to Santiago in June. We are not youngsters. He is 87 and I am 75. We are planning a pilgrimage to Rome next May and would like some advice on routes. We are considering the Via Francigena starting in Siena or else the Way of St. Francis from Assisi. We are looking for information on which of these two routes may best work for us.
    Our considerations are:
    - Best marked with signage along the way and available maps which can be downloaded a device.
    - Minimal sections on busy roadways. We prefer nature paths.
    - Adequate accommodations and support along the way
    - We plan to limit our daily distance to about 20 km
    Any information which you can share will be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Canadian Wander Well-Known Member

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    I am afraid I have no advice for your Rome portion, or even the initial Camino... my wife and I will be doing it in Sept. I wanted to applaud you and your friend for the effort! I hope you give an account of your adventure!
    Cheers
     
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    I've posted an answer on your other thread but forgot to mention that YouTube also has a lot of videos of the route - mainly in Italian as unsurprisingly a lot of Italians do the Italian part.

    Like this one by bike so you don't have to spend too long watching it.

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  4. Texas Pilgrim

    Texas Pilgrim New Member

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    Yes, I saw that. I'm amazed at the number and details of the YouTube videos.
    Thanks again!
     
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