Please enjoy some of my fave images from my pilgrimage while walking Via Francigena del Sud. I found the route from Teano to Solopaca, Italy, to be very challenging for the solo pilgrim. I recommend finding a buddy to walk with on this route.
Walking Via Francigena del Sud from Teano to Solopaca
Many instances along this part of walking Via Francigena del Sud, I felt like I’d been transported by a time machine back 100 years. It was an uncanny feeling, but that made this section very special.
My home away from home in Teano
IL Moro Bianco was my home away from home in Teano. Anna Maria washed all my clothes and did not charge me a penny. Or should I say ‘a Euro?’ Her husband was the one who spoke English, just a bit. But AnnaMaria and I communicated just fine. Meeting the locals along the way helped make up for the lack of pilgrim community.
My room was spacious and comfortable, with a round table and two chairs. Since I spent about $40 for a fabulous lunch, I ate peanut butter on Italian bread for dinner in my room to balance my budget.
The upmarket restaurant, Locanda de Foris, was the only place in town open during lunchtime. Even so, there were no other guests in the eating establishment. The carciofo in pasta croccante (artichoke in crunchy pastry) as my antipasti was divine. my prime, the lasagnetta crema di fagioli polpettina e mozzarella with cream of beans, meatball and mozzarella was equally heaven-sent.
Surprise! My Roccaromana B&B was 5 km out of town and straight up a mountain from Roccaromana
I was pretty pooped out by the time I finally made it to Roccaromana. But I was surprised to find that the B&B with a Roccaromana address was really 5 km out of town and straight up the mountain in STATIGLIANO. There was a small bar (serving no food that night) next to the church on top of the hill. So I had vino rosso and potato chips for dinner.
A pocket of sun followed me through the farmlands the next day, but the surrounding rain left its imprint on the country roads.
B&B Del Duca, located in a medieval structure on Via Roma 5, was a perfect place to stay in Faicchio while walking Via Francigena del Sud.
Trekking to Solopaca Seemed like a Never-ending Uphill Climb
Trekking to Solopaca seemed like a never-ending uphill climb, but by the time I reached my accommodations for the night, I was on top of the world. The photo below is my antipasti course at Dimora Tammaro, which offered breakfast and dinner to its overnight guests.
Stay tuned for more pictures! I’ll be posting more stories of my spiritual adventure in the coming days.
See previous photos of walking Via Francigena del Sud at Walking the Via Francigena – Rome to Teano.
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