More from around the house in Ortona--
There were lots of olive trees on the property:
View from the bedroom:
Midweek, we went to Chieti, a VERY hilly town about 40 minutes from Ortona, which had a couple notable museums that housed ancient art from the area. Did I mention it was hilly? 'Cause it was.
I have no one to blame but myself, but I got really sick from walking up and down Chieti's hills in 90-something-degree sun--I guess it was heat stroke plus deyhydration. That night, I had chills, fever, pounding headache. I really didn't feel back to normal for 48 hours.
I cannot stress this enough: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
View from one of the hills, on the way to a museum:
This statue, known as the Warrior of Capistrano, dates from the 6th century BC. Quite a jaunty hat!
Can't remember the date on this, but I found this mother-godess figure to be quite striking:
She was housed in this room that had very eerie lighting:
Before there were Buns of Steel, there were Buns of Marble:
Seriously, people had really nice heinies back then.