GEA Day Ten…Rifugio Pacini to Pracchia

After a very basic breakfast we set off on our way in lovely sunshine once again,although with tired legs after yesterdays long walk.

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Quite a bit of road walking today and we lost the GEA a few times but thanks to having the GPX files we found our way back onto the path eventually.

In Cascina di Spedaletto we came across a boy herding his sheep so we sat and watched him a while.

Then we carried on to Passo della Collina , of course the bar/pizzeria just before the village, mentioned in the guide book is closed, although tables are still in the garden so we enjoyed our lunch here.

Much to our amazement when we arrived in Passo della Collina we did find bar Antica Locanda open and enjoyed Ice cream and a drink even if the owner was miserable,later we found out he had refused to sell bread to the French guys,telling them he had none,but then after they had bought other things he suddenly discovered some bread ! We did find the photos in the bar interesting.

On the last stretch into Pracchia we came across an old land slide,and filled our water bottles up at Acqua Silva a mineral water bottling plant, that had a water source for all to enjoy :-)

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We half expected to be at another Posto Tappa tonight but we found the lovely Hotel Melini open, where we enjoyed a hot shower and the best Italian food of the whole trip.