Things change in three years

Photo op at castle viewpoint.

Day three: Consuma to Stia — 16.9 km (10.5 miles)

A good day of walking. After Castel Castagnaio we discovered the official path has changed. It’s well-marked and good, so I’ll update my book with the new path and its revised entry to Stia. Everyone walked the whole way and is well and we’ve seen five other pilgrims in the last two days.

Group pic as we leave Consuma.

Looking out from the top of the Pass.

New Tau marks are a great improvement!

Castle and mountains.

The new route.

Donkeyville.

Stia panorama.

Vineyard art forest walk

Donna, Alma and Halldora in the woods

Day two: Pontassieve to Consuma: 17.8 km (10.7 miles)

A deceptively challenging day. First half up and up through vineyards. Second half up and up through shady forests. In between a delightful visit to the Santa Maria di Ferrano art colony. All our pilgrims did very well.

Start of the day in Pontassieve.

Panorama over Frescobaldi vineyards.

With new friend Rev Thomas Müller.

Random castle.

Thomas describes Santa Maria’s mission.

Gary placing markers.

Forested walk.