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7. San Filippo to Buonconvento – Day 5 (June 1)

It rained. Not much fun to bike in the rain.
So we only set off at lunch time, in time to stop for lunch.
After a miserable attempt at standing under a tree for cover while large trucks dashed us with road spray.

The salad at Fonte all Vena in San Quirico d’Orcia, is a assortment of leaves, collected by a girl in Pienza.
She roams the countryside picking all sorts of wild things. It was quite exquisite to eat.

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Our pilgrim ‘passport’ gets a stamp at every town along the Francigena way. This is the road the Archbishop Sigeric of Canterbury took to reach Rome in 990 AD. Pilgrims follow the same route, in the same way they do for as the Camino di Santiago.
Canterbury to Rome is the way of the heart. I will talk more about it in another blog.

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Simon riding through San Quirico.

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