31 Aug 2007

Italy part cinque. Montefegatesi

Once we headed down from Prato fiorito, Roy our host had also raved on about the medieval hill top village Montefegatesi. So of course we obliged him and had a look, thankfully my pants were dry by then (It was water!).
It was by now blazing midday and not a soul was in sight as we weaved our way around the steep streets of this village built into the stone of the mountain.
At the highest point of the village was a statue dedicated to Dante and apparently the bloke was inspired to write in this area. If the weather was anything to go by , then probably Inferno.

onto the walled city of Lucca next.


  1. so far you and i have not been to the same places except for the airport!
    ha ha ha

    smiles, bee

  2. Are you sure that was water and not something else. This is the second time you have mentioned this. Beautiful country and thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Oh wow! So beautiful, Claire. It's just breath taking!

  4. Dante's inspiration for the Inferno huh? Good one!
    Great photos though. I'm really so envious, you can't imagine. Wish I could go there someday too. Calgon bring me a winning lottery ticket and I'll take myself away!

  5. Montefegatesi is a lovely village :)
    I pretty much grew up in this village and the people are so friendly and the scenery is amazing.
    Great photos by the way!

  6. A place of calmness in the mist of a confused world. This is where my father was born. I try to visit it every year for some sanity and simplicity. Lovely people. Small town with lots to do especially in the summer.