D+3 Day before I Start Walking

Tomorrow, April 28th, I actually start walking from Innsbruck, Austria on the Via Roma toward Rome. On the 17th of May, I’ll take a train from Padua, Italy over to Florence and walk the Via Francigena to Assisi and on to Rome. Am I excited or what! Innsbruck is so beautiful and its old town is so quaint—I could spend a week here. It’s like a homecoming! Situated in a valley and surrounded by mountains, Innsbruck is the perfect place to start for me, and where else but at its St James Cathedral! (1) St James (on right side of the main altar) (2) Old Town Innsbruck, (3) St James Cathedral


  1. Geoffrey Davies — 04-27-2018 at 7:45 am

    Great Pictures – If you would like contacts in Florence my Camino Family from the Portuguese live there (but don’t speak English)

    • kurt — 04-28-2018 at 9:02 am

      Sadly I’m in and out of Florence in a day—hardly time to do anything. Thanks for the offer. 👍❤️

  2. John & Ruta — 04-27-2018 at 8:12 am

    “May the road rise up to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back,
    May the sun shine warm upon your face!
    May the good Lord hold you in the palm of his hand!”
    Love and peregrino hugs,
    John and Ruta 💕

    • kurt — 04-28-2018 at 9:03 am

      You two would love this countryside! 👍❤️

  3. Susanne & Peter — 04-27-2018 at 11:50 am

    Hi Kurt,
    it’s so exciting, even for us, that you start walking tomorrow. Have a wonderful time with good weather, pleasant roads, beautiful countrysides and – above all – hopefully no problems all the way down and back to us.
    Love and hugs,
    Susanne+Peter (and all the Austrians who share the thrill with you)

    • kurt — 04-28-2018 at 8:31 am

      The views all around are magical! XO 👍❤️

  4. Jackie Williams — 04-28-2018 at 7:48 am

    Love your pictures! Weather looks fantastic! Thinking of you and looking forward to your upcoming blog entries as you start your new adventure! Lv you! XXOO

  5. kurt — 04-28-2018 at 9:05 am

    And more to come. 👍❤️

  6. Joyce Summers — 05-02-2018 at 11:59 am

    The Cathedral of St James is lovely and I am glad you took time to visit St James, a perfect walking companion on your pilgrimage journey. And St Francis will join you both along the way. Off to a good start.