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Castiglione del Lago

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  • Day8

    Urlaubstag am See

    August 25 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Da der Campingplatz sehr schön ist, haben wir uns entschieden noch eine Nacht hier zu bleiben. Mal nicht Auto zu fahren hat auch was. Stattdessen haben wir eine kleine Radtour in das benachbarte Castiglione del Lago gemacht (20 Kilometer). Auf einem sehr gut ausgebauten Radweg und bei Sonnenschein ging es zügig hin und zurück.

    Castiglione war bereits in der Etruskerzeit ein wichtiges Zentrum. Unter römischer Herrschaft wurde am selben Ort eine neue Stadt, Novum Clusium gegründet, die bei Plinius erwähnt wird. Vom 6. bis zum 8. Jahrhundert diente der Ort den Byzantinern als Festung. Gegen Ende des 11. Jahrhunderts gehörte der Ort zum immer mächtiger werdenden Stadtstaat Perugia. Die Burg wurde 1198 im Krieg zwischen Perugia und Arezzo völlig zerstört. Friedrich II. ließ die Burg 1247 zur Rocca del Leone (Löwenburg) ausbauen, was später zum heutigen Namen Castiglione führte.

    Neben der Festung gibt es noch eine nette Altstadt. Einen von zwei Caches konnte ich hier finden, die Cachedichte ist ziemlich gering hier, schade, auf dem Radweg hätte man einen schönen Power-Trail anlegen können.
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  • Day7

    Camping am Largo Trasimeno

    August 24 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Nachdem wir Arezzo erledigt hatten, ging es zum Campingplatz am Lago Trasimeno. Für 28 € mit Strom in der vordersten Reihe ganz okay. Nach den Bewertungen bei Camp4Night ist der See eher ein Sumpf, aber baden wollte ich hier eh nicht. Der Anblick ist auf jeden Fall OK, erinnert uns irgendwie an den Plattensee. Nach dem Einkauf gab es heute zur Abwechslung mal lecker Futter im Bus. Der Kühler rotiert, das Bier/Wein ist kalt, alles gut!Read more

  • Day3

    Camping-Alarm

    August 7 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Nach Tag 2 war es doch etwas schwierig einen Campingplatz mit freie. Kapazitäten zu finden. Der Dritte hatte noch was - aber „Lagerfeuer-Romanik“ wird hier eher nicht aufkommen. Das Ding hier ist voll und laut. Aber am See :)Read more

    NEID…😉 [Kilian]

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  • Day4

    Guten Morgen

    August 8 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Hoffe die Nacht etwas lauter war, als wir uns das gewünscht hätten, so haben wir trotzdem in unserer Behausung gut geschlafen! Heute Morgen haben wir als erstes,wie gewohnt, die Zelte eingepackt und sind dann ins Restaurant zum Frühstück gegangen. Wie immer mit Cappuccino und Croissants, die hier nicht nur günstig sondern auch ausgesprochen gut waren. Ein letzter Blick auf den See entschädigt für den doch eher etwas unromantischen Campingplatz.Read more

  • Day15

    Kurze Pause in Castiglione Del Lago

    September 20 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Mein Weg führt mich an Castiglione Del Lago am Trasimenischem See vorbei. Schon von weitem ist die malerische Burg zu sehen und es wird so oder so Zeit für eine kleine Pause. Dort erwartet mich ein wundervoller Ausblick auf die umliegende Umgebung und natürlich den See. Die Farben der Häuser erstrahlen in den unterschiedlichsten Pastellfarben und die vielen kleinen Cafes, Restaurants und Geschäfte laden zum verweilen ein. Ich treibe einen Cappuccino und decke mich mit Salami und Käse für die nächsten Tage ein. Weiter geht's.Read more

    ich sehe keine burg, aber vielleicht tomaten.... :-/ [Antje Seidl]

     
  • Day15

    Road Trip Day 1

    May 20, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Let me start by saying you shouldn't let Graham and Stefano drive a mountain crossing together. More on that later.
    Had a last minute stroll (and gelato for Stefano/Ernie) before heading off on our road trip. As we headed into the mountains we witnessed first hand the devastation caused by the 2016 earthquake where 299 people died. Whole towns were completely decimated and left as a pile of rubble with the odd wall or two standing.
    We stopped for lunch in the town of Amatrice which was near the epicentre of the earthquake and where 234 lost their lives. It was like a war zone and so sad to see. After the original earthquake there were over 2,500 aftershocks so it must have been terrifying for those that survived.
    They are rebuilding the town and have created a centre where all the local restaurants were relocated to, so it is good to see there is still employment and business in the town. The restaurants were packed as people come from far and wide to eat the local pasta. It was worth the trip!
    We continued on our road trip and headed up to cross a mountain - at one point we were over 1,100 metres above sea level. On a positive note, the view was spectacular; all these beautiful towns sitting on the side of the hillside. Lots of postcard moments. On the downside, the drive was terrifying (well for Debbie and I anyway). Graham and Stefano thought they were driving Formula 1 race cars. The road was very thin and incredibly winding - I don't think the steering wheel was in the forward position very often and our poor little Yaris was getting thrown around the corners like our lives depended on it. Actually they did. I could see Deb holding on to the roof for dear life in the car in front.
    We stopped for a breather and the boys jumped out the car giggling and saying how much fun they had had. Yeah, right.
    Just as the sun was going down we arrived in Monteluco, which is of course situated up another winding hillside road above Spoleto. You would not want to drive these roads if you suffer motion sickness.
    There is a photo in the town with the snow capped mountains in the distance. In the foreground you can see Ernie running and Stefano chasing him. I have just noticed there are two photos featuring Ernie being chased by Stefano. This is pretty much our view all day.
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    Oh I can see you in the next Fast and Furious movie. 💨

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    Must of been sad seeing all the ruins

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  • Day17

    Assissi to Poggioleone

    May 22, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Assissi is the prettiest town we have seen so far. It is medieval but as lots of tourists go there it is very well maintained. Lots of quaint shops. Stefano wanted to buy his monk a pair of leather sandals. People go to Assissi to pay homage to St Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, so I think he must have been a good guy.
    The highlight of our day, by far, was when Stefano decided it would be a good idea to stand Ernie on the wall above the fountain. That was mistake number one. Mistake number two was to turn his back. There was a splash and a scream and one wet Ernie. Ernie was crying but we couldn’t help ourselves and were in stitches. We are horrible people.
    Back into the car for some more mad Italian driving and off to Poggioleone for the night, which is on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. Once again the rain set in so off to a wine bar to wait for it to stop, which it didn’t. We had a wet Ernie for the second time today.
    Graham is up to over 1,200 photos.
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    I really want to visit this town ....poor Ernie 🤣🤣🤣

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    We stayed in Assissi. Lovely town.

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    Go Graham with the photos 😃

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    And we will look at every one of them xxx

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  • Day16

    Road Trip Day 2

    May 21, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We spent the night at the Hotel of 100 Cats. At least I think that is what it is called. It was very remote but there were a lot of hikers passing through Monteluco on their pilgrimage from Rome to Assissi. It is very hilly. Good luck to them.
    After breakfast we wandered to the small monastery, where monks still live today. I’ve added a photo of a room that a monk had lived in, and they were still being used up until the 1960s. I’m not sure if the photo will show the size of the rooms but they are tiny.
    As the monastery is a place of reverence you have to whisper in there. Stefano made a donation to the monastery and then picked up a leaflet and said “Oh look Debbie, we can adopt a monk. I wonder if we will get to name him”. Debbie and I lost it and rushed out of the monastery as quick as we could. We headed down the hill and then laughed for about ten minutes. Strangely enough I think he is seriously considering it. He hasn’t stopped talking about it all day and wants to know if he will get an annual photo and update.
    Hopped in the car and headed off to Assissi. The Italians are mad drivers and Graham doesn’t need any encouragement to drive like them, but I think Stefano is providing it. The scenery was, like every day, spectacular. Every couple of minutes there is a little town on the hill and they have three things in common – at least one church, a castle and a great big wall around the town to keep out invaders. Our word of the day is “wow”.
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    Isn’t the scenery breathtaking 😃

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