Saturday, November 7, 2009

Un giretto con la bici

A little trip with the bicycle

After some assistance with tire inflation Saturday afternoon from Giorgio at the bike shop in Isernia I took a ride up the mountain to Miranda. About 2 km out from Isernia the ascent began and did not stop until almost 45 minutes later when I reached the summit on which Miranda is perched, the close-set houses of the town cascading down below the castle on one side of an escarpment.

The ride made the day nearly perfect after a home-cooked pranzo (lunch) of bracciale di maiale, broccoli rabe, potatoes and Chianti Classico Riserva prepared by my friend Father Tiso.

After a stop at the chapel of Santa Maria della Grazie near Fornelli for holy Mass with Father I drove across the boot west and north to Latina where I had a late dinner of pizza and arancini with the Ghigliero family who are friends from the time of their assignment as a foreign exchange military family in Norfolk, Virginia. I had the privilege of helping them to celebrate first communion for their twin daughters.

(Photos: Castello di Miranda and panorama of Miranda by Lucio Lab.)

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Wow! Beautiful view.

Thank you for visiting.


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