La Fonte dell'Astore
Travel Blogs from Castelpetroso
... seamlessly into a place of worship, rest, and reflection. There is church and chapel, courtyards and overlooks, all with charms to be enjoyed. There is a museum and café as well. They are very strict with the hours and at 1:30 they throw everyone out until after a lunch time break and then they reopen at 4:00. We knew we would be returning with friends and family many times so we started ...
... time for me.
There are 2 epitaphs or inscriptions at the cemetery
The first reads:
Passer-by, go tell Poland that we have perished obedient to her service
Whilst the 2nd reads:
For Our Freedom and Yours
We Soldiers of Poland Gave
Our Soul to God
Our Life to the Soil of Italy
Our Hearts ...
Cassino was enroute and as I had read about it as a major batter during WW Two I thought I would stop off. The battle lasted just over 4 months in part due to Monte Cassino, a large peak with an abbey atop it.
The allies were coming from the south of Italy attempting to reach Rome and the town of Cassino was in the way, ...
A small mountain community in central Italy I decided to stay here on the advice of my guide book plus it is a good distance between Siena and Sorrento. The drive up into the mountains and valleys was said to be spectacular and I can confirm that to be the case. The road twists and turns, is narrow in places so not a great biking road but still fun.
Scanno is a popular destination due to the fact it maintains its historic charm and is said to be a ...
... quick siesta before dinner then ate with a local family - no English so a fun night!
We spent the last day deciding where to go next, doing research enjoying the grand house to ourselves - a lovely village to relax... sun shining & birds singing! Headed into the old town with 14 palazzos & churches for a small village.. quite amazing...
from Romanesque & Gothic elements to Baroque style.