Walking The Via Francigena: A Day in Milano

This “Walking The Via Francigena” series of posts follow us, Gail and David, as we continue our walk along the Via Francigena pilgrimage route between Canterbury and Rome. In the fall of 2019, we completed the first leg from London to Canterbury, known as the Chaucer Way, and onward to the small town of Tergnier, France and in 2022 we completed Part Two of our pilgrimage, which took us from Tergnier to Gy, just south of Besançon.

Part Three of our trek is underway once again, this time taking us from Gy, through Switzerland, over the Saint Bernard Pass and into northern Italy, ending our walk in Fidenza.

Be sure to click the play button on Today’s Trailside Chat With David and Gail below to listen to our discussion of the day’s events.   

Walk Date: Sep 4, 2023

Read on to view today’s photos and listen to our trailside chat. At the end, there’s an interactive map showing our complete Part Three route and a comment section.

Today’s Trailside Chat With Gail and David

Today’s chat from Milano Centrale Railway Station.

Click any image below to view a full-screen slideshow.

Overview map of the route from Gy to Fidenza.

Stage Three Map
Click the map to open an interactive version on AllTrails.com (opens in a new window).

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  1. Such a treat to travel with you!! Picture # 7, the square or plaza in front of the cathedral, with the pigeons, reminds me of one of my favourite photos from the Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk Photo Collection. It is a delightful picture of Metropolitan Maxim in a swirl of pigeons, bending toward them, beaming joyfully! The location is often misidentified as being in Rome. He was actually in Milan, on his way to the first meetings of Vatican II, called by Pope Paul VI. Thank you for that memory!!!

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