The ferryman of the River Po, Danilo Parisi, is taking delivery this June of a new ferry that will carry more passengers with capacity for bicycles. Local authorities are paying for the craft - a tribute to the great work Danilo does for Via Francigena pilgrims. CPR Chairman Brian Mooney dropped in for lunch with Danilo on his way to Fidenza. Brian also visited the local school in Calendasco where Danilo's son studies. The English teacher there Elena Pironi would welcome visits by pilgrims who pass by the school gates. Just press the bell and ask for her. It's a wonderful way to engage and give back!