History, Mystery and Meaning
Our pilgrimage vacation took us to one of my favorite places on earth: the ancient Abbey Church of San Antimo in Tuscany (illustrating this post) above the church is the little hilltop village of Castlenuovo dell Abate where there is a simple guest house where you can book a room. The church is right on the ancient Via Francigena–the pilgrimage route that goes from Canterbury to Rome.
We stayed there overnight and the boys hiked the Via Francigena to Montalcino–a perfect Tuscan town perched on a hillside overlooking the venerable countryside. I drove to meet them there and had a peaceful