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Italy, Day 8, Hill Towns, Wine & the Footpath of the Furious

Monte Castello di Vibio to Pointe di Montemolino to Spoleto


Distance: 11km
Elevation: +200 ft/-750 ft

Our day began at Acquaghaccia Country House, where we enjoyed our last breakfast. George, our trusty driver came along just before 9:00, to pick us up and take us on the almost one hour drive to Monte Castello di Vibio, a small hill town. We enjoyed a short visit to the town, with George as our guide. We were able to see the outside of the Teatro della Concorde, a small theater with only 99 seats.


Then George wished us well and promised to meet us later in the journey. And, off we went, meandering along gravel roads, through fields and groves, some shade and some sun.

George met us just outside the town of Cecanibbi, a small hamlet, and then gave us a little tour of the tiny place. George then waved us so long once again and off we went, eventually joining the "Footpath of the Furious." The sign that offered information on the Footpath was, unfortunately, impossible to read. And, not because it was just in Italian. It looked like it had gone through a fire.

We headed in the direction of Montemolino, and eventually met up with George once again. This time, we threw our stuff into his car and he drove us the short distance over the river to our big treat for the day: a light lunch and wine tasting at a small vineyard, Terramente Winery. We had a lovely outdoor lunch with delicious bruschetta, cheese, ham and salami. And three wines that they produce-- rose, Sangiovese, and syrah. All delicious, although both Deedie and I liked the Sangiovese the best.

Then, George took us on a little drive through Umbria, including a vantage point that allowed a sweeping view of the area.

Finally, he delivered us to Spoleto, where we will stay for the next two nights, at the lovely Palazzo Dragoni.

We squeezed in a visit to the local Duomo and then wandered a bit through town. Since we have accumulated a couple of bottles of wine along the way, and we are quite tired, we decided to order a couple of pizzas to enjoy in our room.

Now it's off to bed, to be rested for another big day!

Posted by ReisAdventures 19:27 Archived in Italy Tagged italy 2021

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