From the castle on down

Note the nifty blue guidebook in the pilgtim’s hand  

Day eleven: Ponticelli (Nerola) to Monterotondo — 32 km (19.9 miles)

We left the castle this morning at 9:00 and reconnected with the trail. I’d set the stage end at Montelibretti, though my book carries the stage another 17 km, ending at Monterotondo. Four of our group opted to go the full distance with me, while seven were picked up by Luke in the van at Montelibretti. Tomorrow I’ll return to Montelibretti with the Seven and walk again to Monterotondo.

The scenery is changing noticeably as mountains are turning to vast fields of wheat as the Tiber River Valley expands as it nears the sea.

For several km we followed signs to Alesansro’s birthday party. We hope it was fun!

Pilgrim walking. 

This fountain always looked like a cradle to me. 

Ponies. 

Sheep. We like sheep. 

Effects of Lover’s Tunnel still going strong. 

The flower tower. 

We arrived in Monterotondo just in time to enjoy a street fair. 

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