Provincia di Rieti

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  • Day38

    One (quarter) day at a time

    December 4, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Above the only remaining gate into the town, I spotted this relic: a mediaevil 6 hour clock based on Roman 2ndC BCE timekeeping.
    The DAY runs from 06:00 to 18:00 divided into
    Terce 09:00 until
    Sext 12:00 until
    None 15:00 until
    Vespers at 18:00 when NIGHT started.
    During the night Roman guards would stand watch, (being vigilant from which we get VIGILS.)
    First from 19:00 to 21:00
    Second from 21:00 to 24:00
    Third from midnight to 03:00
    Fourth 03:00 to 06:00
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  • Day35

    Hard yakka

    December 1, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Martin and Alex invited me to be a workawayer with them in Torri in Sabina. This is Wilma, queen of the azienda, taking her leisure. She is an Italian short haired pointer (Bracco Italiano,) aged 13 months who spends most of the time bouncing and running around, but enjoys a quiet nap in front of the fire.
    When the heat gets too much she moves onto the couch with Martin and her playmate Churchill, a Jack Russel.
    Selfie with Wilma and Martin.
    Just in case you get the wrong impression, we do work. Here we fill bottles for 5c with aqua minerale from the local spring. We also refitted a giant pantry, have split loads of wood and fitted a pool cover.
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  • Day38


    December 4, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Outing to a local fortified hill town, Casperia. It has managed to retain its medieval architecture with cobblestoned streets and century old small houses that line the lanes of the town. The walls are 2000 years old and like a spiderweb the street form concentric rings around the summit, with steps connecting them.
    Unfortunately a recent earthquake has made some of the buildings, notably the church, unstable and therefore closed to the public.
    Its pedestrian only access - no cars allowed - but the locals have found their own solution.
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  • Day35

    In the pink

    December 1, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Autumn colours
    View from the sitting room
    750 cc Pink Panda is 30 years old and still going strong though she needs a bit of stick going uphill. I had fun redoing the electrics to get her started up. Reminded me of my old Morris.
    House and car are colour coordinated.
    Hard to believe that this patch of ground, 100 m below the house beside the stream carrying the run-off from the valley, was a field of wheat only 30 years ago. I met here the local farmer who has lived on the side of this valley all his 80 years and gave me a potted history of the area. It has gone from traditional Italian country living, every square metre terraced and cultivated, pigs and cows in every home etc etc to being an hour commute by train to Rome. Lack of children was one reason: industrial farming another. The milk coop was forced out of existence by the price the big boys wanted to pay for milk; 35c per litre which is less than the cost of feeding the cow. Familiar story. Now there are only olive trees left.Read more

  • Day37


    December 3, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Took some time off for lunch at one of the first Roman centres in the territory of the Sabina.
    Forum Novum was a small Roman town in the Sabine Hills, 50 km north of Rome. In the middle ages it became a village called Vescovio, which was tiny but had a very important church. The British School at Rome has researched the area around the Tiber between 1000 BC and AD 1300, investigating how human settlement of the area changed over time.
    There are only low walls left and many assumptions so I didn't photograph it!
    The church of Santa Maria, was a cathedral until 1495, when the diocesan headquarters was moved to Magliano Sabina. The church was destroyed in the ninth century by the Saracens, then rebuilt and restored several times. A dig found the remains of a building that may have been the original church, dating back to the fifth century AD. Most of the remains are 12C, including the bell tower.
    Its main claim to fame now is that it was a favourite retreat for Pope John XXIII who came many times both privately and officially.
    The grubs not bad either.
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  • Day34

    Day 31. Macenano

    September 27, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    An early start to climb to 910 metres in the cool of the morning. We left at 0640 and reached the monastery at Monteluco at 9 for coffee before preceding to the high point for 10 am.
    The downhill section was difficult in places due to the rocks and narrow path. A good walk with cyclamens strewn on either side of the path.
    Good views of the rocky terrain. About 40 rock climbers crossed our path with their ropes and gear. Got fed up saying buongiorno.
    We reached Cesille at 1-30pm for lunch. Knackered.
    A further 2 hours saw us reach our accommodation in Macenano after a hard day.
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  • Day34

    Dag 32 Piediluco.

    September 27, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Today was a very casual and easy day. After a late breakfast we headed to Arrone where we arrived for lunch. The cyclamens are all around us and add to the scenery.
    We caught a bus to Terni transferring to another one to here.
    Nothing much here except the very beautiful lakes.
    In the evening we met Sandy and his group. He is the author of the book we are using for our journey. A interesting man.Read more

  • Day35

    Day 33. Cascata delle Marmore.

    September 28, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    This morning we taxied down the mountain to Marmore to visit the waterfalls.
    In 271 BC the Romans decided to divert the some of the river Velino over the natural cliffs at Marmore to drain the swamps around Rieti. Although it solved Rieti's problems it caused the River Nets at Terni to flood. It was not until the 15-16 th century that a series of canals and other modifications resolved the problem. Nowadays the water flow is harnessed to generate electricity. The waters are released certain published times and the the Cascata is a dramatic and breathtaking event.
    We arrived at the bottom just as the water flow was released, and although the sun was in the wrong direction, it certainly was quite a sight. After getting wet at the bottom we walked up the side of the falls admiring its grandeur to the top where we lunched before walking the 7 kms, on the Way, back to Piediluco where we had a well-earned Gelato.
    A memorable day.
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  • Day35

    Day 34 Rieti

    September 28, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    After the dramatic day yesterday today was a bore waiting for the bus and train to get us here in Rieti.
    A visit to the tourist office after checking in achieved the info that I required for our onward travel. A quiet evening meal followed.

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