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... Expensive at 70€ with a bottle of red but great food. Porcini funghi pasta and fish in a strong tomato and olive sauce finished with a creme brûlée - best meal yet. Rain all night and predicted to get worse and stay for few days so no point staying here, nothing to do in the rain. Prefer to spend wet day in train and come back when it's fine. Bought the last copy of a walk description book in village- lots great looking walks- some quite easy and some up ...
... and just how you would imagine an Italian village/town to be.
After a couple of cups of coffee we set off for Parma and arrived at our hotel for the night.
The hotel was located on the north side of the city and the room was probably the best that we had been accommodated in so far.
We dumped our bags and got a taxi into the city ...
... Petromoli before climbing over the Cisa pass which was fantastic. From the top of the pass it was just a few km descent down to Berceto.
The coastal road was quite busy but the pass was deserted.
Before Petromoli we passed though a extensive area of quarries with huge slabs and blocks of marble ready for use as a raw material.
We have 131.5km on the clock for the ...
... back on the train. The ride through Tuscany was spectacular - almost like time travel as we seemed to go back 50 years. It's definitely a train ride to do, one for the list all you intrepid travellers out there.
Once we arrive, we are met by our mates Tim McGarr & Tim Davies. Tim McGarr has invited us to stay at his Casa for a few days and so we load up the Land Rover and head for the hills. It's a beautiful part of the world and it's a steep climb to Casa Lucia up ...
... without dessert so Francesco and I shared some pannacotta with fragola. The pannacotta was so white, I'm sure the milk must be different here and tasted beautiful. The coulis was made from fresh strawberries and put the sticky stuff I've had in Australia to shame. This was not syrupy or sticky, just thick and slightly sharp.
After that we had to hurry as by this stage we were running almost 2 hours late for visits that had been lined up with friends in town, so we ...