Distance Walked: 15 km
Time Walking: 8 am – 1 pm (including a stop in magnificent Monte Gelato Falls)
Temperatures : High of 27C (with a burst of rain).
Summary: Today was our first day on the trail that had any hint of rain. When we finally decided that the skies were serious, we unearthed our rain gear that had remained dormant in the bottom of our packs for three weeks. Of course, as soon as we did this, the weather changed its mind and the bright sun appeared, Despite the rising temperatures, I kept my full rain gear on for 40 minutes more…mostly due to stubbornness!
Monte Gelato Falls: We had another shortened day, which allowed us to leisurely explore Monte Gelato Falls. The Falls were much more picturesque than my iPhone could adequately capture. They have been visited since prehistoric times and are surrounded by the remains of a 1st Century Roman Villa, as well as a Water Mill that was in operation from 1830 – 1960.
If in the area, Richard and I highly recommend taking a refreshment break directly across the street at La Vecchia Mola. Nice views, great service and some of the best food/drink prices that we have seen yet.
Once again, the trail was full of surprises, incredibly diverse…and had a steep climb to our final destination!
Hotel Benigni, Via della Vittoria 13, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 06-90-42-671.
65 euros (including taxes)for private double room with en-suite bathroom.
Two more sleeps until Rome!