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A walk and a gem within the gem

Trevi Travel Blog

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Between the main squares, Trevi
Yes, we are still in Trevi and it certainly justified two nights. Like many Italian towns or even villages, Trevi has several frazioni or outlying districts. We worked out a route for a walk to on of these for half a day. As we walked the weather changed from bright and warm to hot to very hot and sultry and, yes, to a terrific thunder and lightning storm. Obviously this would end but in the meantime - - - - - so where to go. There was only one choice - what we took to be the local church and we stood and sat under a sort of outside foyer.

It was not until several nuns had emerged that we realised we had picked on a convent! Fortuately it was not a silent order and the nuns greeted us politely - I imagine that there are convents where a male would not get such courtesy!

The rain did end and we were quite dry when we got back.
A mural close up, Trevi
We enjoyed a longish wander round the narrow lanes and then we found an advert - for a concert - that very night - free - on a very ancient but recently fully restored wall pump organ in the church of San Francesco. Of course we went and this organ was the gem within the gem that is Trevi. The recital was by the organ and a tromba (type of trombone without the slide). After a time we lost our place in the programme. We looked around at others and it was amusing to see that we were far from alone. How were we to know when the recital had finished to give it the applause that it richly deserved? No problem! The last item on the programme was simply called 'march' but as the well known notes of Jeremiah Clarke's trumpet voluntary rang out, even I knew that we must clap at the end.
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Between the main squares, Trevi
Between the main squares, Trevi
A mural close up, Trevi
A mural close up, Trevi
A frazione, Trevi
A frazione, Trevi
Pump organ, San Francesco, Trevi
Pump organ, San Francesco, Trevi
Towards the cathedral! Trevi
Towards the cathedral! Trevi
Typical passenger route, Trevi
Typical passenger route, Trevi
Trevi
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