As the air grew colder and the rain began to turn into snow with a heavy fog, we made our way to the main event of Radicofani, the fortress that towers over the small town. It was hard not to be taken back upon seeing the enormous tower that has protected the town for centuries.
The fortress is a piece of history that has its first written documentation dating back to 973 with a continual importance based on its strategic placement along the Via Francigena. From the fortress, the hillsides seem to span forever with what seems to be an infinite supply of idyllic views.
It is from here that one is able to feel the small place they hold in this world. Thousands of people have passed through this area, and we are only a minuscule percentage of that. They, too, had loved-ones, goals, and dreams for their future. They, too, were like us.