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The Peltuinum - Vestinorum is a ruin from the Roman and Etruscan era 41-54 A.D. We went to visit this place right away after finding our lodgings at Signora Anna. The photos do not make justice to this place. You could see miles ahead from there and it was a very sensible place to build on. The atmosphere there was very peaceful and still. As Maryel put it, it would have been wonderful to camp out there one night. We did return to this place later with Janet and Rachel too.

If you look really close on the mountain at the far back you will see a white heap. That is Rocca Calascio which we drove past when going up to the show at Campo Imperatore.
More ruins at Peltuinum with the town of Castelnuovo at the back.
The remains of a wall at Peltuinum.
Ruins at Peltuino with Monte Sirente in the background. Sirio (Ardito's breeder) resides on the other side of it. So we had to drive over it when we visited him.

Here are some more pics from the trip. Mostly scenery from the valley we stayed in. It doesn't show, but the valley had small towns almost facing each other on both sides. And the valley in itself was not flat, there were lots of hills in the middle of it too and each one had its own town of course.


The Trattoria Abruzzo in Ovindoli. Looked nice but we didn't have time to stop there.
A view over the valley when returning from Sirio down the side of Monte Sirente. The town is called Castello d'Ocre.
Maryel and Alex taking a break outside the Church of S.Pa'olo di Peltuino
Castelnuovo seen from the Peltuino ruins. Signora Anna's place is to the right but on the far side of the hill. The mountains behind the town do not look that steep at all, must be the camera angle. You can belive they vere massive when looking at them there.
male maremma playing with his pups displaying the loving nature of these livestock guardian dogs

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