Arriving in Assisi means saying goodbye to beloved friends

Day 16: Valfabbrica to Assisi — 13.3 km (8.3 miles)

A short day of walking left us lots of time to explore Assisi, especially the Basilica di San Francesco. Afterward we shared dinner and goodbyes with people we’ve come to enjoy and love over these weeks together. Many laughs and warm feelings as we said today’s goodbyes. Tomorrow at breakfast we share final goodbyes and I know there will be some tears.

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.