The Way of St. Francis: All smiles in Italy



Our hotel lobby has the perfect answer for visitors to Gubbio who want the selfie without leaving the building. This city of 33,000, with most buildings dating to the 14th and 15th centuries, is a wonderful maze of alleys and passageways that author/philosopher Hermann Hesse loved to explore. A medieval church is never more than a shout away.

On our way here, we enjoyed getting to know a family from Paris who is walking a section of the Way of St. Francis. They are Gildas and Geraldine with their 23-year-old son Gregoire. Their engaging conversation helped us conquer some steep climbs Thursday without noticing the pain. Gregoire is a political science major studying at a Paris university. He is every teacher’s dream student. He knows so much and wants to learn even more.


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9 thoughts on “The Way of St. Francis: All smiles in Italy

  1. Jackie Bachman

    Love seeing the travelers along the way…

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Kathy Chappell

    We both got a good chuckle from the selfie picture! Sounds like you are meeting lots of interesting people-as always.


  3. Great to meet other hikers as you travel and Gubbio sounds like a lovely place to visit.


  4. It would have been great to have you and Doug in the selfie too!


  5. It would have been great to have you and Doug in the selfie too!


  6. Jeff Roberts

    Very nice. That selfie corner is such a time saver!


  7. Gildas Lunven

    Thank you for the nice comment. It was a pleasure to meet you too. We are now in Assisi and going back to Paris tomorrow. Enjoy the Trail to Roma.
    Regards. Gildas & Geraldine


    • Thank you. This is a more difficult trek than we expected, but the rewards leave us determined to finish! All our best to you,
      Reg and Sue


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