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... We do not disagree. Unfortunately for us they were engaged in restorative work on the exterior front. The inside was pristine. The church is rich with paintings and frescoes. In fact Mike (aka Michelangelo) reviewed the ceiling and wall art before painting the Sistine Chapel. Bird is also especially impressed with the alternating black and white stone work. Rather surprising they could build such a structure in a fairly out of the way place during the middle ...
... sampling many olive 2015 Nuovo Di Olio from proud producers.
Lots of locale vino, bruschetta, Pomodoros, and other gorgeous produce was also seasonal and ripe.
We would have bought 1litre of each producers oil, if we could, they were just so good...... But we had to pick just one, as I was advised by the luggage "police" (aka Noel). So our favourite vineyard , Madrevita got the vote ...... Funny that, they too have a Labrador , a gorgeous ...
... on centuries old smooth cobblestones.
The Swiss-cheese ground beneath Civita is honeycombed with ancient cellars, perfect for storing wine, and Etruscan tombs. A pre-Roman tunnel below the town apparently doubled as a bomb shelter in World War II. We went into one of the Etruscan caves, very big, well planned and like an underground house, it was used as an oil mill and wine storage facility all those years ago. ...
... know , however a lot more yummy, especially with the beef ragu sauce. Bellissimo !!
The Vitello/ Veal had previously been stuffed , basted, and smeared with copious amounts of olive oil, garlic, rosemary salt and was cooking away, smelling amazing.
Nonna then briefly consulted her "cookbook" which was 50 years of handwritten notes and receipes - Classico !!! She then allowed us to participate- by peeling some ...
... a Scottish couple (so nice to speak English again), a glass of wine in the town square, bought a bag from a girl whose best friend has the 'Taste of Italy' restaurant in Oslo.
In beautiful sun, swam in the Lake then washed my hair to classical music in the beautiful camp bathrooms, before dinner out tonight -although we mostly cook for ourselves - " (ed. its better and cheaper....)
So, that's it for tonight.