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  • Day35

    Day 35. Rieti

    September 28, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Our last washing day today. The lavandaria took our washing so we had an hour to spare. We watched the drama of 4 Italians cutting down a tree. Not being sarcastic they didn't have a bloody clue what to do. As is their way there was a lot of shouting and gesticulation. I had to restrain myself as I could have given them some simple instructions that would have accomplished the task quicker and easier. Eventually the tree fell.
    We had time to buy some fruit before collecting the laundry.
    Dropping off the laundry at the hotel we visited the Duomo where a gentleman took us under his wing and pointed out the main features. From first appearances it is a temple to marble but sadly it's a paint job. A dismal and overpowering place.
    In the crypt, very beautiful was a column with an inscription that it was 32 leagues to Rome. An alter slab had an inscription with the date 1157.
    We had a long walk along the banks of the river Velino, the source of the Cascata at Marmore.
    We bump into Sandy and some of his group before lunch and gelato.
    We found a lovely little restaurant for our dinner before retiring and getting ready for our departure tomorrow.
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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.
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    Kristina Storz

    Very pretty

  • 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.Read more

  • 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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You might also know this place by the following names:

Rieti, QRT, リエーティ, Риети