Up and up to Camaldoli hermitage and monastery

Looking back toward Stia and the Upper Arno Valley

Day four: Stia to Camaldoli — 21.8 km (13.5 miles)

Passport lost and found, mountain climbed, hermitage and monastery explored. We arrived Camaldoli village about 3:15 and are settling into this green and peaceful paradise.

Our group gathers at Madonna del Poggio for our daily group shot.

Above the Franciscan convent above Stia.

Huge view.


After the climb a gentle road.

Luke surveys the town before we leave.