Hotel La Baita
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... the Carbirineri we couldn't go into St Peters Basilica till the afternoon and we'd have to que up with everyone else. We entered the Vatican museum and saw so much opulence. Tapestries depicting the killing of baby boys when Jesus was born, the resurrection of Christ, artwork adorned every surface and pots dating back before BC. As we were on an Insight tour we had access to the Bramante steps. Only Trafalgar tours have this also. We saw where ...
... and pastries in the square. We had a visit to San Gimignano which had an awesome view from the ruins at the top of the town. Andie treated us to a gelato and Don and I got a panini with cheese and prosciutto which we ate in the town square. The area has many vineyards which we sampled at our dinner at La Certosa Monastery that night. We had a guided tour through the monastery where only 4 monks aged 66-83 live. ...
Enroute to Crotone, stoppped to look at the local cemetry. With the high walls and mausoleums, a city within itself.
In Crotone, did the usual rounds of the main piazza, impressive architecture, castello (closed ), waterfront, lots of trees and flowers, and the old town with its narrow streets. Walked along the waterfront and beach in warm sunshine which was rather pleasant. While Paul and ...
... della Sila, had, as its crest, wolves. Fortunately we didn't come across any as we walked the botanical trail, learning about the uses of various plants and trees that grew locally. This area was obviously a haven for bush walkers in the summer months, though at thos point, the holiday makers were still sparse on the ground.
Driving back along the river valley, again viewed Sant Severina. Impressive as ever.
... As usual, the fortress had been modified, and some of the earlier foundations were still visible. Due to its shape and location, it had been used in an Italian film. All information relating to this was, needless to say, only in Italian. Obviously a popular location for school excursions, as there was one group touring le Castella, while another group was on a boat cruising the shoreline......all long lost family!!
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