Crossing the Apennines is now easier thanks to the work of the Associazione Via Francigena Alta Lunigiana (AVFAL), sponsored by AIVF. They cleared and restored the old trail (abandoned in 1937) taken by Leonardo da Vinci when he stayed in Colombera.
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At the Trattoria Ferrari in Succisa, many pilgrims leave a commentary in the Guest Book.
Make sure you discover it, as well!