03.09.2014 - 03.09.2014 23 °C
Had a trip out via train today, I remember as a lad these big trains with steps up to the carriage from the platform which is at floor level. Glad to say they are still like it albeit more modern.
They are diesel engines with gears and you hear and feel the gear changes, all very romantic.
At the destination the town is all quiet and we suspected that it was due to end of season.... Oh no, nothing so simple for us... The town had an issue with the electricity supply and everything was offline until the afternoon whilst repairs were effected. So we couldn't do the cave tour as it had no power. Hahaha so we went off on our own travels. Found ourselves a little tunnel under the railway lines and then found a nice fig tree, our first fig tree that had figs -apparently Italy has had big problems with the weather this year and the crops have all suffered.
Anyway. I decide to climb the tree and scrump some lovely figs for us both.
Then onto some other road that led to some thermal springs which were 27 °C
Kath was treated to someone's backside as he and his mates changed at the riverside. She even looked away ;-) missed a trick there hun.
On the way back we stopped off for some grub and drink which turned out to be a very nice restaurant so we moved the table into the sunlight so we could sit in the sun and look at the fantastic view of the sheer sided mountain with the old village in the foreground.
As a bonus it had excellent food and superb wine.
Ravioli -home made to a recipe dating back to 1900. The year not the time!
And a slightly fizzy red wine reminiscent of valpolicella but nicer.
The waitress even showed us a shortcut to the station which was just as well as we were running late due to the wonderful time we were having.
A quick walk up some dodgy path at the side of various houses and voila, the stazione...
Caught the train with about a minute to spare