We return to La Pecora Ladra located just outside Montalto di Castro. We stayed here in 2017 and found it to be a great place to stay as well as to use as a based for local travels.
An old walled town with a seaside sister town, Montalto Marina. It is small, with about 8,00 people living in the town. The totally walled historic center is all around the Guglielmi Castle that was built in the 15th Century.
And here I thought photos of towns with umbrellas were just filters being applied! Not so, here they are in little old Montalto di Castro. I went back two days later to re-shoot and they were gone.
Staying at the La Pecora Ladra was very enjoyable. No little square pool in the field for this agriturismo. This was like staying at a major resort. Busy? Not so. For the majority of the time there were only a couple of units rented.
Tarquinia is an old Etruscan and Roman city. It is known for the ancient burial grounds from the 9th Century. I found the town center itself interesting and a pleasure to walk through. It provided great evening landscapes photography options..
A scenic medieval town in Tuscany, right along the boarder with Lazio We explore the winding narrow streets up and down the hills. This is a town of great restaurants. We made the the mistake of leaving with the plan to return at 1:30 for lunch, but did not.
One of my planned photo shoots was to get up very early (5:00 am) and drive down the coast to the castle of Santa Sereva for a morning sunrise shot.
Vitorchiano, 70 kilometers (43 mi) northwest of Rome and about 7 kilometers (4 mi) northeast of the city of Viterbo. Originally an Etruscan town, later a Roman castrum (military camp). The two deep ravines provided protection. The oldest part of the town is between Palazzo Comunale (which retains a high defensive tower) and the junction of the two ravines; its houses and streets were restored and cleaned in recent years.
An old Etruscan town, it is chocked full of old architecture. It is a jewel of Lazio. This year we were able to get into both of the noted churches: San Pietro and the Santa Maria Maggiore. They both date back to the middle ages.
The acquaduct was built in the 18thC and there are sections still standing. The acquaduct carried water to the city of Tarquinia. Some sections of the acquaduct carried the water below the surface, others above.
Off the coast of Tuscany,is the Promonotorio dell'Argentario. We decided to take the drive around the promontory. Well there was a road, but it was unpaved, narrow in places, and quite rough. The scenery was great.
A Tuscany seaside resort known for its beaches and pine groves. The medieval town has walls, towers and gates, the lower town has a number of restaurants and shops and of course the beach. We returned again and visited Zitto & Mangia for a good meal.
A larger historic medieval center is worth the drive through the modern sections of the town. The Piazza San Lorenzo has the 12th C Cathedral, built in the 12th Century, and the Palazzo dei Papi (Papal Palace), residence for the popes in the 1200s.