We arrived in Ascoli Piceno around lunchtime and it was cold and drizzly. Our hotel was supposed to be a 2 star but in reality its way, way better than that.
Last night we had a pizza each for dinner (I mean we are in ITALY!). It was 2 of the best we have had and we will be back – maybe tonight…..Plus it was very cheap and most of the people there were locals so it was a great mixture of people.
We went to a few of the noted tourist spots and we both really liked the walk over an ancient Roman bridge which dates from the Augustan Era and was rebuilt in 1230. Man thats old! Its still in use by vehicles but its very narrow so care must be taken.
At the end of the bridge is an old Roman ‘laundry’ and when we approached we realised that there was actually an older lady using it! (I use the term ‘older lady’ with some respect because OMG she was probably not much older than me!) Its a series of stone troughs with what would be a stone equivalent of a washing board, with a continuous feed of spring water. But its COLD water so imagine doing the washing by hand in the winter!…
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