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... it was off for a few days on the shores of Lago de Bolsena,.. in the town of the same name,.. Bolsena! Our campsite is right on the shores of the lake,. and just 400 metres from the centre of town. On the way there from Siena we lucked upon the nicest little restaurant in a little village called Monteroni d'Arbia Siena. The restaurant,.. il ContiDino. Their 13 euro, 2 course lunch was fantastic!,.. and the young Lady who waited on us was delightful. There was no dinner required on Friday ...
... bas-reliefs, the intricate details of the mosiac mural and carved marble become apparent and you marvel again.
Assorted popes lived in Orvieto over a 33 year period when life in Avignon became "too hot". They build their own grand buildings within the walls, with the Fortezza Albornoz designed to be defended from without and within! Trusting souls !
Dinner was at a small restaurant we'd found on a backstreet. ...
Packed the car and Basil, and left all in the hotel car park while we had our last meander through Terni in brilliant sunshine.
Into the Chiesa di San Francesco where all the statues were wood carvings. Just beautiful.
Just had to try on this cute pair of espraidles. Not surprisingly, too narrow for my foot. However, the saleslady wasn't going ...
... what else ?), it began its definitive "comeback" after WW II. Given its history, it was fortunate so many of the grand old buildings and churches survived.
Couldn't miss the Rocca Albornoziana atop its rocky pinnacle. Visible from all directions. From behind the Duomo, a tunnel lead inside the rock, with an arrow indicating up to the fortress. 237 steps up the core of the pinacle to reach ...
... was wet, and as for my poor boots, they were sopping from the insides out.
I must admit, Paul wasn't any drier, though he coped better!!!
Fortunately we had our beach towels in the boot, so were able to wrap those around ourselves for the journey back to the hotel. Tried not to drip too much as we headed up the backstairs to our room.
Later that afternoon the sun came out so we walked around Terni.