The Florence Ring
During the first part of September I started on the Florence Ring for the first time. And it was quite a challenge. Temperatures were near or above 30 °C and during the few days the sun was not shining, it was raining with thunderstorms.
Considering the fact that I write the Guide for Walkers with only some experience with walking and following a Trail combined with little experience using a map, some of the tracks I planned to use for the Trail proved to be to challenging to use;
they were not always save to walk on or were difficult to follow.
Because of this and because of some severe blisters I developed it was not possible to complete the Trail.
However, the Trail passes though nice countryside and nice villages and towns. Accommodation and facilities like shops, ATM's, Restaurants/Bars, public transport are widely available. A surprising number of people spoke English (compared to what I encounter in Spain, Belgium, Germany and France). And alternatives for the to difficult sections appear to be easy to find.
So there is still a lot of work to do but the end result will be a nice Trail through Tuscany.
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