Sunday, September 18, 2011
We drove to the pretty hilltop town of San Ginesio for market day. Curvy road through hills and valleys brought gorgeous scenery along the way.
We've become pretty good at circling the wall of a town that is new to us, and trying to park at a convenient spot, usually inside the village. Brad got us into town through the narrow streets, and up and down the hills involved. Going through some of the tiny arches required skill, a prayer (my part) and folding in the side-view mirrors.
As we were walking down a very pretty street toward the piazza, a car came through, so we quickly ducked up against the wall. The wall where I ducked, had a shutter hook
(metal thingy jutting out to hold exterior shutters in place) that decided to rip and keep part of my arm. The closest cafe had a bathroom where I could clean my cut, stop the bleeding, and order a latte.
We were in a very pretty little piazza with a church and clock tower.
Market day brought out the locals to shop and chat in the piazza while children played in the street.
We wandered through the small market, and I bought Luigi a bandana like the Italian flag. Soon, we left and headed down the hill and towards another lovely little town: Amandola.
We wandered up and down all the tiny streets inside the wall, keeping an eye out for this lovely little house for sale: How cute is this?
We were back in Ascoli for a late lunch. Brad dropped the camera into his Amatriciana sauce, so no photos, but we got the lens cleaned up, then returned to our hotel for a nap!