Via Francigena del sud

The lesser known portion of a lesser known camino

One should always finish what they start, so here we are in Rome limbering up to do the via francigena del sud, from Rome to Santa Maria di Leuca – down at the end of the ‘heel’ of Italy. In 2019 I did the via francigena from Canterbury to Rome, which is lightly traveled compared to the various caminos to Santiago de Compostela. I expect this route to be even less congested – but one never knows!

My sauntering buddy for the journey is Sam, who figured walking in Italy was more appealing than a semester of uni economics. Susan will be joining us in Brindisi for the latter stages as well as the requisite post walk R&R.