Unfortunately I didn’t meet any other pilgrims at the hostel last night. In fact the huge place had only a handful of guests.
I passed through the beautiful cloister again on my way out of town as I had to have another look. Here’s a fresco of Adam and Eve along with assorted devils .
I passed out of the town through one of the ancient gates.
This sign is interesting as it’s written in all 3 of the official languages of the Province of Bozen/Bolzano/Bulsan that is German, Italian and also Ladino, a Romance language spoken mostly in the Dolomites area.
Soon I was climbing steeply up the side of the valley and the walk today continued through fields
and forests high up the mountain side
There were wonderful views of the Dolomite Mountains off in the distance .
After walking alone for 4 days today I met an Australian couple from Canberra who are walking for 4 days along the same path. That’s them in the distance behind a very friendly local dog .
This farmer was enjoying the warm sunny weather.
So was this pig.
This beautiful little church overlooks the valley, with views of the Dolomites behind.
A interesting old church bell
The monastery of Säben/Sabiona is located in this incredible position above the town of Klausen.
The site has been occupied since Neolithic times.
It was for a time a fortress of the local bishops and since 1686 has been occupied by Benedictine nuns.
Klausen by night is a bit quiet
but I managed to find a nice Bärlauchpressknödel dish for dinner!
Thanks Paul, your blog is really enjoyable. I’m forwarding the email version to my family down south and they all eagerly await your daily dispatches.
That’s fantastic Mike. It takes me a few hours every day as I have to compress each photo to avoid chewing up the WordPress limit even with a paid plan so I’m very glad to get more readers !
Hi Paul looks like an enjoyable day especially as there were no highways to deal with. Hope you have a few rest days built into the itinerary.
Hi Paul yes first one is a rest day in Padova after the first two weeks