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We drove to Tropea this morning and visited the old town and then went on to the beach beyond Sta Domenica. The weather was gorgeous and 28c and swimming was fab in the warm sea!
On on the way back we stopped at Pizzo and viewed the Chiaso Piedigrotto. This is a church that has been carved into the rock. Unfortunately it wasn't open, although apparently it should have been! We could see a bit of the carvings through the gates!
I booked us one night at this hotel because it looked like a fairytale castle, built in stone, and complete with turrets.......its situated about 7 miles up in the mountains from the coast with amazing views.......and we now have 2 nights here at a very agreeable rate! (Although there is scaffolding up on part of the turreted ...
... along the way at autogrill for dinner. This time, I didn't take ANYTHING in with me except my camera which did not leave my next.
Carmelina packed us some stuff eggplants which I nibbled on at midnight.
We finally arrived home at Bergamo at 3am. It took us 13.5 hours to drive from South to North with stops. It went quickly. I was really happy to lie down in my bed and sleeeeeep! :)
... view from their balcony was beautiful. You could see the ocean!
Afterwards, we went back to the room for Davide to sleep. I wasn't tired (first time ever!) and tried to catch up on my blog.... I was 2 weeks behind! EEP!
When Davide woke up, he went downstairs. On his return he brought me a gelato!!! WOOOOOO!!! Greatest boyfriend everrrrr! :D
Then, it was finally time to go and meet Domenico ...
As per usual, we had a biiiiiiiig lunch! Filling ourselves to the brim and feeling incapable of doing anything afterwards. I consider this physical abuse and blackmail. :p (She kept saying she was going to tell my nonno I don't eat anything! I was eating more than her!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA)
After lunch, Salvatore took us to the cemetery to show us my relatives. Wow. There were a lot. Turns out my great ...