Rain this morning. Much-needed. So we thought we would just wait it out in our Civita B&B over coffee and rolls, the typical Italian breakfast. We returned to our bedroom and watched the rain pelt down from our window. And sure enough, by about 10:30 am there was a break in the heavenly action and the sky seemed to clear.
We visited the church of San Donato, right on the piazza.
Off to Viterbo to find some lunch and oh, I was so happy when we pulled in to town and saw this happy sight!
So back into the car to drive into a bold faced city filled with the traffic we had avoided to this point. Our object now was to park, eat, and get out. And yes, we did.
When Don went in to pay the bill and pee, he seemed to be taking a very long time. Experience told me there must be a story, whether it was about an unexpected toilet saga, or some other reason. When he came out smiling and holding something behind his back, I knew he was up to no good.
On our way out of town we pulled over to photo this surprising piece of sculpture, which Wikipedia tells us is by Seward Johnson and called “The Awakening.”
So now on to Bomarzo where tomorrow we will visit the Garden of Monsters, which I saw on Atlas Obscura and thought, “Hey, we’ll sort of be in the area, so why not make a bit of a detour to visit.” For the next two nights we are staying at an Air BnB Country House which is literally right beside the Monster Garden. It sleeps 6, so if you’re in the area, cmon over!!
We are off on a country road and no one would EVER believe that there is a house here.
This is our spot to unpack our bags and re-pack for the journey home.