We heard from some people that this part of the path was very challenging, long and uphill. In the morning, we took the bus to Galliani, to cut some kilometers. After a nice coffee break in a local cafe, we started our walk. The first part was on a regular road, so didn’t care about this part of the walk much. It is hard on your feet, also, the heat reflecting from the asphalt scorches your feet and you. However, after we got on the regular path, the scenery and the path became very enjoyable. There were farm houses, sheep, poppies, small creeks.. really enjoyable.
Here are some pictures;
We even ran into a very old church;
We started seeing some signs making us think that we were getting close to Radicofani. However, those signs were not really very accurate. We kept walking, up, up, up. There was a castle on top of a hill, quite a ways from us, and we said jokingly, ” hope that is not where we are going”. And, pretty soon we realized that that castle was where we were going. We were so far away from the regular road, there was no other option, but walking. This was the first time I doubted myself. I was overheated, exhausted, discouraged, but kept going. If I were close to the road, I would have waved the first motorized thing down. We made it, anyway, even though I was close to crawling, at the end of the journey. At least, we were pleased with our choice of stay. Our apartment was right across a big old church, and was really comfortable, charming. After a hot shower, and a rest, things got better.
This was our apartment from outside;
And, this was the church across;
I decided to take the next day off, no matter what.