Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Following a Pilgrims Footsteps

  On Sunday I joined a delightful group of hikers and followed the steps of the pilgrims up to the top of the mountain to visit the Nostra Signora della Montallegro church, the story of which was mentioned in previous fireworks post.The hike was straight uphill, the trail was hundreds maybe thousands of steps like this.
The first rest point gave us this stunning panoramic view of Rapallo.

Along the way.....
Finally, at the top of the mountain...
 Then as a reward, we took the Funivia, or tram, down to the bottom. It took about 4 hours to hike to the top and 7 minutes to take the tram back down. Here is the view from the tram in it's entirety.

The end of the day was celebrated with a giant display of fireworks ending the entire weekend of celebrations.

3 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It looks lovely - but what a walk!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It looks lovely, I seem to be following Pat today and agreeing with her :)

Fern Driscoll said...

Oh good for you. That is such a hike. Sometimes people go up in the middle of the night singing and carrying candles - We can catch glimpses of the flickering flames, and if the wind is right we hear the eerie voices. I'm so impressed you made that long hike.