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... class ticket. Remembering the cherry tree incident, Antonio didn't let it go and forced the priest to pay up!
After lunch we wandered around the farm a bit while the kids ran around like maniacs, and we were all a bit sad when the day wrapped up. We were made to feel so welcome, it really was like spending the afternoon with family.
Mac dropped us back in Spoleto around 4:30 and we were all exhausted from our wonderful truffle adventure!
... rather than religious aspect, of life for many Italians.
Having returned after a short while, and choosing not to follow the procession through the 14 'stations' (small 6ft tall crosses with a couple candles), Graham went out to catch a glimpse on his own. On his fast walk up the hill towards the cathedral he was stopped once for directions by a woman and her elderly mother (he did his best to point and say Duomo, and make excuses that he could ...
... sticks into Harry Potter wands and run about casting spells at each other.
Since the path brought us to the outskirts of town, we realized we were quite close to the UNESCO world heritage site -- the Basilica di San Salvatore. It had some interesting frescoes, but most impressive were the re-purposed Roman columns which made up the interior of the Basilica. We got into the church just a couple minutes before the afternoon shut down (most stores, churches and ...
... such a popular one? In the end, the passenger traffic thinned out as we made our way to Spoleto, and we arrived to some rain about 16:00.
We were met by one of our hosts who quickly gave us the lay of the land and a ride up from the station. Then as per usual we had the unpack, find a grocery store, regroup, meal and a brief explore. The city seems like much more of a maze than Rome was. Hopefully all these medieval back alleys will seem second nature soon enough.
... speed cameras etc there is never freeway congestion because they are not forced to travel in "convoy" (ie always at 110 kph as in Qld on our freeways).
We have a lot to learn about traffic management. The Italians also build superb tunnels frequently around 1 to 2 kay in length, fully lit and ventilated.
Their bridges are also 'big' by our standards. When you remember that Italy is a ...