GEA Day Eight… Passo del Giogo to Passo Della Futa

This morning we decided to wait around for the camera shop to open,then Geoff could get a new camera card and hopefully his camera would work again, but alas the card didn’t work and we then missed the bus back up to the pass.

The option was a 3 hour wait for another bus or 30 euro for a taxi, as time was getting on and it was an estimated 6 hour walking day, we begrudgingly paid for a taxi, but at least tonights hotel was booked.

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Although the book describes todays walk as taxing in places we found it a very nice days walk, we even found a nice freshly cut meadow with a bench to eat our lunch at while the thunder stayed in the distance.

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Arriving at della Futa after 4 hours of walking and as usual the Hotel at della Futa was open for beer but no rooms,only at week-ends! We took a look around the WW2 cemetery where over 30,000 German soldiers are laid to rest,which we found kind of strange.

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Then it was another mile or so down the road to Traversa and hotel lolanda, where we had a warm welcome with beer and nibbles (which was unusual ).

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After we had been there 20 mins or so 4 other English walkers turned up, they were walking from Bologna to Florence using a company called InnTravel so a pleasant evening was spent chatting about walking 🙂

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3 thoughts on “GEA Day Eight… Passo del Giogo to Passo Della Futa

  1. Anne Arnott

    Ah I wondered why you did not walk and paid for a taxi ,, 6hour walk ,,,that is not bad for a taxi , if it was going take that long to walk , and I take it there was nothing to occupy for 3 hours either .. I am surprised Geoff did not have a spare card, or was it stuck ,, I think you always get nibbles in Italy ,, We have , but then we were in a different area .. The cemetery ,was it strange because Germans buried in Italy or another reason ..?

    1. Sally

      No the taxi drive was not a 6 hour walk just a 30 min drive . This was the only time we got nibbles but then we stayed in out the way places not big cities and yes strange to see Germans buried in Italy

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