Riolo TermeNovember 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C
Today we've driven between countless orchards growing apples, cherries and kiwis and made it past Bologna. We are parked up by the river belonging to Parco Fluviale in the well presented town of Riolo Terme, which has very kindly provided us with a free Area di Sosta.
Come late afternoon we pass the three geese that seem to own the car park, and cross over the simple but attractive arched wooden pedestrian bridge. Climbing several flights of stone steps we pass through the town walls and emerge into the centre, by a well preserved brick castle.
Our mission is to try and get more sertraline for Vicky from the pharmacy. To our great frustration, this medication seems to be losing its effectiveness and she is finding herself exhausted more often than not. After a telephone appointment with her doctor we've decided to give it a bit more time and carry on to Greece, before returning to the UK in February in hope of a longer term solution. Vicky used her rusty Italian and we came away with tablets to last another couple of weeks. To celebrate, we bought piadinas from a catering van that seemed popular with the locals. We'd seen countless boards advertising these thin flatbreads, so were glad of the chance to try them. Will had the special of sausage, cheese and spicy sauce, while Vicky's sweet tooth led her to choose the nutella filling!Read more