Hotel Il Grottone
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... made in Asheville! Bruno was pleasantly surprised. We asked Bruno why he no longer rides. He said since he retired from his job, he actually has less time - with family obligations, granddaughters, etc. He is happy with his life, you can tell. Antonietta doesn't want to move to this house because it's out of town and she doesn't drive. Emanuela wants to live there because there's much more space than her current house. Luigi is undecided, I ...
The family dinner ended late, and we had to get up early. We were tired, but so what, how often do you get to go to Pompeii?! That's right - Luigi, Bruno, and Antonietta drove us to Pompeii, that ancient Roman city near Naples that was destroyed by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The ruins are barely that, they're so well-preserved. I can't even imagine the work it took to excavate around all the walls and streets. ...
... the coast road and stopped for picnic lunch by a lagoon. We continued to Minturno and checked into our hotel. We were upgraded to the only sea view room which is lovely!
We we walked along the promenade to the south east and it wasn't hard to see that all the beach bars, restaurants and hotels are closed.....end of season!
We ate in the hotel and enjoyed good seafood....glad it's open!!
After 6:15am Mass we got on the bus to go to Monte Cassino. The Abbey for the Benedictines is there. We went up the mountain to the Abbey and had a great tour. The story of the rock is that St. Benedict fell and God made the rock soft so his arm print is there. St. Scholastica liked doves and when she died St. Benedict saw doves. Then we left to go back to ...
... menu at the restaurant, that was all based on local seasonal produce, enjoying a caffe, and watching the pace of life in the piazza, I could see the the appeal. But onward we went.. back down the mountain part way, where we stopped for a hike to a local shrine.
The hike ended up being a good 2 hours, including a bit of a "detour" along a stray path before we got back on track. Luckily much of it was under cover of ...
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