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... sun for tbe most part. The mountain road was predominantly downhill but there were a few 'bonus' climbs before the big drop down to Fornovo di Tara. Our breakfast was pretty marginal at the overnight place so we had a food stop at Fornovo. After that it was onto more ordinary busy roads for most of the day. From Fornovo the route has been fairly flat so it has been reasonably easy ...
... tried. Betty also made sure I tried her porcini tagliatelli which was pungent and rich and earthy. Afterwards, Francesco and I shared some peach and hazelnut semifredo which was thankfully light and refreshing.
As you can probably tell, the eating is almost constant. I know everyone talks about this but it is hard to truly understand how overwhelming it is. I am learning fast to just take the smallest nibbles and only sip drinks slightly so my plate and glass are never ...
... classical music being played by real musicians is another.
I pause in a large shady park, just to chill out, and enjoy the vibe. It's nice to not feel rushed, needing to reach a certain place before nightfall I can just sit back and enjoy this place.
As timeless as this place feels, there are changes. A number of African and Arab immigrants relax in the park--including a couple young black fellows, hanging out with a couple of Italian girls. ...
... first the town looks like a boring, generic plains town. But while looking for the town center, I'm pleasantly surpised to find the entire historic district surrounded by a castle wall and moat! It's a faily low, very thick wall with chambers and tunnels inside--some that you can visit--an rounded low corner towers. On the far side is a tall tower overlooking the river and a beautiful bridge. Definitely worth the ...
... France and we
all decided it was time for a cuppa!!! Well, yet again its not holiday season
and every shop up here at the summit was closed!! Not even a cup of hot
chocolate could be had!!
I headed down the twisty roads of the other side of the pass and could see
for miles as I went. I had to be extremely careful when braking as there was
quite a lot of ice and some large lumps of snow on the road.
Near the bottom of the pass there was a grand waterfall ...