All packed and heading back to Arpino today. The 4 hour trip through the mountains on the autostrada is a pleasant drive.
Have had a great week on the east coast visiting lots of little places and swimming in the adriatic sea at some beautiful beaches. All the beaches are stones or pebbles so the water is a lovely clear blue. It was sad saying goodbye to Rita, who knows when we will see her again.
On the way home we stopped off at Ascoli-Piceno a pretty little ancient town set in the mountains, but the town is surprisingly flat and easy to walk around. There happened to be an antique fair on in the town, so it was and interesting wander around the square. The town is famous for deep fried olives stuff with meat (which we had a chance to taste the night before at dinner with relatives) they are very nice. If I come back to Italy it will be on my agenda to visit again.
It was nice to get back to what feels a little like home in Italy. Time to wind down and spend a week relaxing as the holiday is coming close to the end.