0487 A wonderful early morning surprise (Ita 012—new)
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The hills around
Unable to sleep I get up before dawn and get on the next train.
And then I make yet another discovery that makes me completely forget my rather miserable night.
The sun rises to show me a splendid castle and ancient village perched on a mountaintop high above the valley below.
Welcome to Roviano.
I don’t care home cold it gets at night… I’ve definitely got to explore this region…
I wind my way up the alleys to the castle at the top. Nearby is a plaque that explains a bit the history of the place. This castle was built by the Roviano family to defend against against other rival families in the region-- and to defend against the papist army which people in these mountains resisted for centuries…
I’m starting to understand a bit what makes
I wander all around the village looking for the best place to take my video clip.
There’s another village way on the other side of the valley that beckons me… but I figure I’d better keep on going… But not without first playing a few songs in a little park where I was joined by a couple of garbage collectors who figured it was a good time to take a break…
Another very special experience here in