Day 25 – 600kms and I am at the Vatican

Today I completed the walk to Rome with a 35km walk from Monterotondo to the Vatican. The longest day in the walk.

It’s only been 25 days.  I have had an amazing journey through the spine of Italy, both physically challenging and intellectually stimulating whilst embracing the Italian people, culture, history and food.

Thanks to the people who have supported the charity BlackDog I am raising money for (If you have not contributed I am a little short of $5,000 – see the Link below)

Also thanks to my wife Amanda for supporting me with this. I appreciate it honey.

It’s only a short post today; I arrived at the Hotel at around 1730 and dinner with Lucio my Italian brother is awaiting.

A larger post is coming….

Today in a nutshell….

Thanks also to the feet – over 1m steps in the last few weeks

 

Getting closer, walking past the spectacular  Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family

 

The final few steps

 

Little celebration at the local cafe 

The Good Cause – almost $5,000.

A big thanks for the 39 great people that have supported fund raising alongside my walk. It will assist the Black Dog institute who are helping many families, corporate organisations and communities create awareness and support to deal with the pressures of life that have a terrible impact on our community.

If you have not donated yet – you may via this link.

https://teamblackdog.everydayhero.com/au/walking-the-st-francis-way

 

Ciao till tomorrow.

 

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