Today we walked – all the way

Fresco at Santa Maria Assunta church at Valfabbrica.

Day 15: Biscina to Valfabbrica — 15.8 km (9.8 miles)

OK, I admit. With a van available to us we may have escaped a few raindrops here and there through the use of motor vehicles. But today we walked all the way. It felt good, plus the scenery was beautiful. After our arrival, we headed to a monastery church to survey its 13th century frescoes.

Group selfie with Castello Biscina as background.

The scenery.

Alma and Halldora.

Pilgrims cross a bridge.

Castello Biscina from a distance.

Halldora inspects a field of sunflowers.

Benedictine chapel.

Valfabbrica fresco.

More frescoes.

Walking, raining, vanning, exploring

St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio are backdrop for the day’s group selfie

Day 14: Gubbio to Biscina — 8km (5 miles)

From the start of the day black clouds hovered over us, so after visiting the Wolf Church in Gubbio and walking into the Chiascio Valley we were happy to find ourselves ensconced in the dining room of an agriturismo as a thunderstorm raged around us. After a pasta/panino lunch we took the van to a remote church where we inspected its fresco. Afterward we explored ruins of a castle and finished the evening with a concert by Luke and dinner at our overnight location. We’re all hoping for better weather tomorrow, our penultimate day.

Our wonderful Gubbio friends hosted us for a celebration of tozzetti and vin santo.

Fonte at Ponte di Ricchio

Frescoes at Eremo San Pietro in Vigneto.

Pilgrims leave memories at Madonna delle Grazie.

Entry gate at Castello Biscina.

Biscina castle tower can be seen for many miles.

Story of the castle.