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Boiled the kettle (aka saucepan) for our first cup of tea. It's cold!! The rain only got heavier, so we decided to give the ride a miss and go for a Wienerschnitzel instead! After lunch we walked to another cafe to use their wifi. We started with hot chocolate and apple strudel, and finished with a beer! After dinner we chatted again with Adele and Trevor, then we watched a movie in bed! It's so ...
We got up early and did a 50km loop before the forecast storms. Was a lovely ride! We went over Passo Compolongo (opposite direction), Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparola. We snoozed when we got back to the van and had some warm left over curry for lunch. In the afternoon we spent time trying to fix the laptop, wandered through town and had a beer and a spritz before heading back to the van for dinner. It's bitterly cold! Bring back the hot days and balmy ...
... all the wonderful things we would like to buy (!) and found a couple of local treats including cheese and yoghurt. By the time we hiked back to the van it was 7.30pm. Where did the day go?! We had a platter of cheese, speck, crackers, carrots and apple for dinner, followed by our local Dolomites yoghurt. It's cold tonight!! Almost need to invest in a hot water ...
... 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 ...
... It was very interesting through beautiful valleys with villages on hilltops. The road would have cost a fortune to build as it was mostly through tunnels or over bridges. We stopped for lunch at a truck stop type place and ate panini we had bought in a gorgeous little deli in Sorrento. The weather remains warm and sunny, 25 degrees most days.
We are staying in a monastery called Monestero-Fortezza Di Santo Spirito D'Ocre above the town ...