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Is very spread out and built around a walled city. Which if course is perched on the top of a hill where if course my hotel is situated 600 m up!!!
The last few days have all had ascents and descents of at least 500 m at least twice usually three times a day. I think I am getting slower and slower….

Left at 6.50am as it had been supposed to rain but promised a lovely day instead. Up and down initially thru forest which was very pretty, even thru part of a rural park with bike trails. The bikes scare the wits out of me when hey roar up behind.

Then into open countryside. A lot of huge tractors roaring around the countryside, baling is in full swing.

Only other walkers was a group of six young men with big packs who were reciting the rosary when they passed me at speed. Next time I saw them they were sitting on the pavement in the shade just out of Montefiascone eating a huge lunch. Suspect the packs contained a lot of food.

Usual kerfuffle at the hotel when I refused to sleep next to the lift. Dinner was supposed to be at the hotel but the restaurant was not functioning so was given a restaurant voucher. Sort of OK used it for a late lunch.

The geckos are back, never saw any when I was up above 600m, golly they are fast, they almost fly when disturbed by thundering boots.  Nice to hear them rustling away in the undergrowth.
Picked up the Italian equivalent of a porcupine quill recently then another one a few days later.

Just over twenty today and about 22 tomorrow.  Still no weight loss!!!!!!!

Dinner tonight will be the remains of a huge ham sandwich which the hotel receptionist made for me when I asked how to get out of the hotel early in the am, thought that was very kind.