Sunday, 25 January 2015

Background reading

My first text was a French one, "La Via Francigena. Sur la trace des pèlerins de Canterbury à Rome." Amazon link.

This is a generously illustrated guide to the route with helpful commentary on the history of the places passed en route with special reference of course to the Via itself. The book contains some useful outline maps together with some suggestions on roads to take or avoid; this is just what I need - it will help me tweak the waypoints on my satnav map. The book provides a quick intro into some of the visuals and history one will meet along the way. However, the navigational detail is probably insufficient for a walker  - a book with more explicit instructions will prove a better bet.

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