Jumbo-Tron ~ October 4, 2015

  • October 4, 2015
  • Day 27
  • Assisi
  • 9 miles
  • 55 – 75 degrees

The anniversary of Saint Frances’ death is a huge religious and civil affair. The historic district is filled with priests and nuns. Military guards are posted at every corner. I stood with the “common folk’ in front of the Basilica viewing the mass on a “Jumbo-Tron” screen while religious and civil heads of state filled the basilica.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Assisi        

Sound Appealing? ~ October 3, 2015

  • October 3, 2015
  • Day 26
  • Assisi
  • Caminno Day 15
  • 9 miles
  • Total ascent 2,054 feet and descent 1,969 feet
  • 4 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 75 degrees

Cammino Di Assisi in 15 days:

  • Total ascent of 44,033 feet (Mount Everest is 29,029 feet)
  • Total distance of 182 miles (New York City to Boston is 215 miles)
  • Cost excluded transportation to and from Italy:  725 euros / $822 for 15 days; 34 euros / $48 a day

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th MY FAVORITES


  

Beating Drums ~ October 3, 2015

  • October 3, 2015
  • Day 26
  • Caminno Day 15
  • Assisi
  • 9 miles
  • Total ascent 2,054 feet and descent 1,969 feet
  • 4 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 75 degrees

The throbbing sound of the beating drums drew me up stairs, through allies, under arches, along lanes to a gathering in the piazza honoring the anniversary of Saint Frances’s death.  What a marvelous ending to a 168 mile walk!

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Assisi


  

But of Course ~ October 3, 2015

  • October 3, 2015
  • Day 26
  • Caminno Day 15
  • Assisi
  • 9 miles
  • Total ascent 2,054 feet and descent 1,969 feet
  • 4 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 75 degrees

Dinner with my favorite Italians. We have been playing “telephone tag” keeping contact over the past days. They telephone me and I find the nearest translator. People are so kind to me as I am limited to English.

  • 1st, 2nd (Antonio P,), 3rd (Angelo A.), 4th Assisi


  

Mummified ~ October 3, 2015 

  • October 3, 2015
  • Day 26
  • Caminno Day 15
  • Assisi
  • 9 miles
  • Total ascent 2,054 feet and descent 1,969 feet
  • 4 1/4 hours
  • 55 – 75 degrees

Daily I wrapped my feet in ultra thin tape to prevent blisters. Final result…NO BLISTERS!  Daily packing line-up. A kind soul met, Italian of course.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Assisi
  1. Rain pack cover
  2. Rain jacket
  3. Rain pants
  4. Sleeping bag
  5. Shirts
  6. Undies, socks
  7. After walk clean clothes
  8. Papers
  1. Very wet clothes
  2. Slightly wet clothes
  3. Electric charger, head light
  4. Clothes pins
  5. Bath kit
  6. Medical kit
  7. One Croc
  8. Anther Croc
  9. Wind jacket