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DAY 14 Volterra to Montalcino101kms (cumulative total 1159kms)
From one Tuscan hilltop town to another, only the journey was fraught with danger as we began to encounter how sometimes the smallest critters can be the biggest pain up the you know what. In our case it was the bees. Roelof had eaten a bee the day before, Ron had been stung twice on his stomach as bees were caught inside his open top, and I ...
... of ancient ruins. Some buildings were intact enough that you could walk inside and look around. Directly next to the Roman Forum was Paletine Hill, which you could climb and see the entire archaeological site, which was a very impressive view. This was definitely one of my favorite spots in Rome. They had a ton of orange trees so the entire top of the hill and walking path smelled like oranges.It was also right across the street from the Colosseum so ...
... a magistrate. From there, we walked along the river to Circus Maximus, the ancient Roman chariot racing stadium. That was disappointing - it’s now a park and is used for concerts, but we thought it looked very sad and neglected.
For our last day, we went to Villa Borghese, a large public park, which was once the estate of the Borghese family from the 16th-20th century. It’s a large ...
... our training ( out of 20 or so adults) only Antonio and I as well as one other father joined in. First he made us warm up by running in circles, dodging swinging bags of rocks, jumping over obstacles, then doing three somersaults per lap (suffice to say, I did not somersault but chose to pirouette) then the attacking practice with wooden swords followed by blocking moves. Our gladiator brought out a huge spear then drew a circle in the ...
... sounds like those moronic bumper stickers you see back home "Love it or leave"... F"£$K OFF We're Full). I may have despaired at the way the locals ignored the marvels and treasures in their own backyard. But then doesn't everyone, everywhere?
Now Rome has embraced the tourists, and is making a motza out of it.
I really like it now, but 20 years ago, I may not have felt the same..
And I couldn't have done it on a Segway.