It’s a long drive down from the Veneto, made worse by the fact that we encounter two major hold-ups, and we’re hot, tired, and thirsty by the time we get to Petritoli. But the sunflower fields and beauty of this small town in Le Marche lift our spirits as we leave the motorway behind.
Sis and brother-in-law have restored a small town house here. We haven’t visited since the restoration; for the past few summers we’ve been busy looking after Mum. We’re totally bowled over by the gorgeousness of it when we arrive for an adventure at Casa Clodagh. A little gem, but they’ve put it on the market for they’ve found somewhere else they’d like in exchange. As the sun pinks the sky, we settle down for a lovely evening on the roof terrace, with delicious food and drink. Wonderful!
Having grown up in Hong Kong we love swimming in the sea, and off we set for Pedaso beach the next day armed with umbrella and sunscreen (my skin and the sun don’t mix).
A delicious fish dinner in the evening at Villa Montotto makes a perfect ending to a perfect day.
The following morning we decide to visit the beautiful old Roman town of Fermo nearby. We stroll around, have lunch, then a yummy gelato in the main square.
Sis and me with Jackadoodle Cara.
Home for a siesta, then out again to find some wine to take back to the Veneto. Brother-in-law knows a place where you can buy it from a pump at 1.30 Euros a litre. We don’t have any bottles so opt for 10 litre boxes at 15 Euros instead. The staff at Cantina Di Ruscio couldn’t be more helpful, and we stock up. That should keep us going for a while…
Our final day. After a snack lunch at Casa Clodagh, we stop off for coffee and cake in a seaside caffè
then go to the beach again to swim off the extra calories.
Oh, and a relaxing read under the umbrella.
Back in Petritoli, hubby and sis climb the tower. What a view!
Another delicious dinner, this time at the Albergo Roma. Incredibly good value and amazing food.
Ah, so sad to be leaving, but we’re off on another adventure to visit friends who live half an hour away in fascinating Force. Can’t wait!