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We traveled all the way across Italy to the eastern Adriatic coast to the town of Vieste on Wednesday. On the way we stopped to see Hadrian's Villa just outside of Rome near Tivoli. If you recall Hadrian was the dude who built the Pantheon and the wall across the northern edge of the Roman Empire in England to protect the Romans from invading Celts. This is the origin of the old expression that "if you can't beat ...
... and we were invited to lunch at his home with family and friends. There was about 25 people and were privileged to experience a wonderful Italian meal. Everyone who came brought a plate of local food. The food and wine were spectacular. Although I could not understand a lot that was being said they Included you in their conversation. ...
... a photo on the Internet and posting it on this blog.
Eventually we stopped in the town of Termini next to the Adriatic Sea. It was cold and windy, but I took a picture of two people wind surfing. If you increase the size of the picture, you will be able to see them. As far as food goes, the one pizzeria we saw there was closed! We decided to head back to Campobasso and wait for dinner at 8:00pm!
... approach by Signor.
"Bruno, me old mate, here's a treat" I like Signor's style. "Signora's not a happy bunny so do you fancy a walk to the local bar?" I remember the croissants of Avola, the Spanish waitresses of Mojacar and enthusiastically wag my tail.
The moral question is, do I follow the path of health and well being that is Signora or the debauchery and hedonism that is Signor.
I've decided to go for the middle way and get them to go on una lunga ...
... grotto, seeking the
protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view
of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most
celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St
Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions,
reflection, and a restful ...