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We drove on for 15 minutes to a place called Raiano where we had a fabulous picnic lunch next to an old hermitage built over a stream in a picturesque gorge. The food was really tasty and very Italian. Carol had a swim in the chilly stream then we moved on to the Abbey of the Holy Spirit about 15 minutes out of Suloma and on the site of where Pope Celestine V founded ...
... was also wonderful with two of the best pastas I have ever tasted. While we were there, a man walked in with trays of fresh Porcini mushrooms that he had just picked. They were on one of our pastas. Some then shared a plate of baked mushrooms that were like small pieces of meat. Throw in the usual ceramic jug of local rough red and an espresso and lunch was complete......again. Derek asked for a caffe Americano (long black) ...
... a big emphasis on sheep farming in this whole area for many centuries and evidence that it started probably long before the Romans. We then drove to a nearby village where an old local lady unlocked and led us into a small church where we saw some frescoes dating from around 1200 AD. Under the altar there was a gap and she said that you could hear the heart of the Saint beating if all was quiet.
Some heard it but ...
... but it too was damaged in the earthquake. It was just gorgeous with quaint houses and cobbled slightly hilly streets. We had a coffee then moved on to the ruin of a castle Rocca di Calascio that has the best 360 degree views. We lunched in the small town below, pasta with wild boar for Derek and lamb with wild fruits for me. Very tasty. The lamb was quite gamey.
Again we drove for an hour to the base of the highest mountain in Italy other than ...
... while Derek, Gerry and Neil walked up to an old castle above the monastery. Our room is basic But comfortable with a mezzanine floor where we sleep.Derek dropped the soap in the shower and had to open the door and get out to retrieve it.
We met at 7pm for drinks and a four course dinner was served at 8pm. Beautiful antipasto of local product, pasta, pork with potato and a cake slice. All very good fun as usual.
Bed by 10.30.
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