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We traveled all the way across Italy to the eastern Adriatic coast to the town of Vieste on Wednesday. On the way we stopped to see Hadrian's Villa just outside of Rome near Tivoli. If you recall Hadrian was the dude who built the Pantheon and the wall across the northern edge of the Roman Empire in England to protect the Romans from invading Celts. This is the origin of the old expression that "if you can't beat ...
... and we were invited to lunch at his home with family and friends. There was about 25 people and were privileged to experience a wonderful Italian meal. Everyone who came brought a plate of local food. The food and wine were spectacular. Although I could not understand a lot that was being said they Included you in their conversation. ...
If you haven't already, make sure you click on "About this Blog," so you read about the basis for this trip.
Today we travelled to Foggia where we visited a government building that may have provided birth information about our grandmother and great grandmother. Birth records often give you great information other than just the record of birth, which is why it would be great to obtain it. We managed to ...
... for Sunday lunch.
Whilst the four courses, including sweet, were wonderful but petite, Signor was rather puzzled that others seemed to be enjoying a game stew (a speciality of the region).
Whose fault this was, I wouldn't like to say, whether the €39 didn't cover the game stew, who knows but Signor took umbrage and snow fell throughout the night.
The Moral Maze.
I have to report that it does not happen often, in fact it is a very ...
... grotto, seeking the
protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view
of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most
celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St
Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions,
reflection, and a restful ...