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Last day in Italy sadly. We went to the airport via Tivoli and a visit the Villa d'Este, which turned out to be more difficult to find than it should have been and once more TomTom took us through the cobbled back streets! Villa d'Este was worth the detour despite the heavy rain that kicked in part way round the gardens. Luckily we'd left the interior til last. The trip to Tivoli rounded off a fantastic 10 days in Italy. What a great holiday it's ...
... the old town to the top, took in the views and sat with a coke and coffee cooling off in the slight breeze. The walk back down was easier as it was nearly all by escalator- not one but around 5 or so cascading down the edge of the old city wall. Bavagna is a tiny medieval walled village that takes minutes to walk through. There was a mosaic to see but the place ...
... with pasta, eggplant and veal. All was very tasty, and washed down with as much liquid of various kinds as we could wish for.
Then it was off to Spoleto. To quote Wikipedia "Spoleto (Latin Spoletium) is an ancient city in the Italian province of Perugia ...".
There is much to see in Spoleto. We saw the Roman Theatre, partially restored, the Cathedral of St Maria Assunta, which was completed in 1227, other more general items ...
... by contacting Terry in some way or other to ask him—who knows.
At any rate, Villa Gregoriana was breathtaking and I can totally understand how and why it would be a must-visit location for the 19th century Romantic authors. We spent the several hours between arrival and lunch down in the valley upon which the ruins were perched before climbing out and looking for a spot to munch. We ended up in a basically ...
... 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 ...