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Ascoli's main piazza is the simply lovely Piazza del Popolo and seems like it's the living room for the whole town. It's laid with shiny travertine marble which looks wet at night and makes for great reflective photos - hence Noel going nuts with his camera . The historic Cafe Meletti has been trading since 1903, when local Ascolian Silvio Meletti decided he needed a coffee house to sell his increasingly popular Ainsetta liqueur, made ...
... too narrow for cars. We take the stairway for a quick look around the town, and, of course, a trip to a supermercato. Fruit and veggies are not self serve, and we have to wait a while for help.The cashier is clearly annoyed that I have no change, and burdens me with a huge pile of coins in my change. Dinner is in the hotel restaurant where we continue to get amazingly friendly service. Soup and pasta is pretty good with un mezzo litro of house ...
... mushroom tagliatelle which does not compare with the previous nights dish, having a ragu instead of pieces of mushroom and without bacon. The wine is fantastic, a 2004 Montefalco Dionigi Sagrantino. Sagrantino is described as "the flagship" wine of Umbria, and is grown only around the town of Montefalco. I haven't tasted one I've really liked before but this was terrific, a big wine with an unusual hint of ...
... rather unattractive modern concrete buildings lining the main road. Then the real climbing starts. The sign warns of 5 "tornanti" (switchbacks) but fails to mention steepness. I don't have my GPS but I reckon the next 5km is steeper than Zig Zag Road (13%) which is a real challenge with loaded bikes. We are riding at walking pace, and Helen actually walks quite a bit of the next 10km. After the 5km ramp we pass the village of Gualdo and ...
Today we ventured further afield to visit Ascoli Piceno, and explore the old town. We took the little tourist train to get the most out of the visit, which started from the main square - where a lot of the beautiful buildings are built in travertine marble. We also had a chance to try their famous stuffed olives which were yum ...