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After lunch we visited Runkelstein Castle, a medieval fortress built in the 1200's. It's main claimm to fame is the large number of period frescos painted about 100 years later. After various periods of disuse and damage, the castle and frescos were restored for public viewing in 2000.
What at made the biggest impression on me were the references to King Arthur and his knights of the round table. There ...
Daniella said, "This is an Italian kitchen! You can get tuna and eggs at home. "
After several unsuccessful attempts to find a lunch place that was both comfortably cool and accepted credit cards, we happened on the Zum Bogen Weinstuben. It was empty except for me and Chris. And the lone waiter was relieved soon after we arrived, leaving the owner (i asked her ...
... to visit the Bolzano Museum of Anthropology where he is now housed in state (frozen) and see him for myself.
He lived more than 5,000 years ago, but I was able to look closely at his copper axe (high quality metalworking), his yew bow and his various implements. He had over 50 tattoos, all similar, and ate roast ibex meat less than an hour before he was killed. He ...
... very oily but good.
After dinner, we stopped for gelato, Chris's first. The server, Tanya, was aghast at this situation and had him try a few flavors (starting with Nutella) before he settled on lime. He doesn't like rich ice cream in warm weather.
We finished our gelatos while we sat on a bench in the piazza, watching the light fade and people come and go. This was a precious ...
... the front end of the truck! As the roads in these parts are steep and dangerous Ramo thought a visit to an Italian garage would be imperative. No brake pads! …. so we made arrangements at the mechanics and booked into a camp site on the edge of Lago Calceranica for the weekend. Great swimming, lovely talkative Netherlanders and good bike paths ... we enjoyed the enforced lay-over