Walking to the waterfall

On the way home from Umbria, we stopped at a waterfall about an hour outside of Rome. Next a debate ensued: take the 40 minute path through the woods and down the steps to see the sight close up or just check it out from the observation deck? Surprisingly (maybe) I was the one angling for a hike. But with Phoebe to carry–and protect from the splash–plus many bags to unpack before Paul went to work on Monday we decided against it. Next time.

black and white

Carter is game

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3 responses to “Walking to the waterfall

  1. Andrea

    Charity,

    you should also visit Saturnia, in south Tuscany so close and accessible from Lazio and Rome.
    There is a lake/pool and waterfalls coming from the center of the earth. If you go, be careful not to go to the luxurious SPA they built around it cause you can have an equally good time at the pool and waterfall. Also, the waterfall has the mud at the bottom of the river bed that people spread on their bodies to get a fabulous skin. Here is the story:
    Its Legend has it that one day Saturn flew into a temper because men were always fighting against each other. He took a flash of lightning and threw it down onto the Earth, causing sulfurous and warm water to gush out from the crater of a volcano, water which wrapped and calmed everything. That comforting womb eventually gave birth to wiser and happier men. The setting of the legend is acknowledged to be the heart of the Tuscan Maremma: here, this water is still gushing out at a rate of 800 liters per second and at a temperature of 37° C (98.6° F.)

    Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=safari&q=terme+di+saturnia+tuscany&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=us&ei=iGdkSriSLYextge7jMHzDw&ll=42.660348,11.517963&spn=0.065643,0.123081&z=13&iwloc=A

    Terme: http://www.tuttomaremma.com/en/saturniaspa.htm

    http://81.88.52.154/WD110AWP/WD110Awp.exe/CTX_30496-39-rzHFcIYUyR/menu_luoghi/SYNC_-1142087062?WD_ACTION_=MENU&ID=Option1

    http://www.tuttomanciano.com/

  2. Uncle Mike & Aunt Julie

    Hi Phoebe, Charity, and Paul!

    We are in a little town on Vancouver Island called Chemainus. It covered with painted murials that tell the history of the town. It is an old logging town and the Japanese first settled here. We have John and Susan Ullis on the boat with us and we are on our way to Nanaimo for the International Bathtub Races. John is his usual crazy self.

    We were so excited he brought his computer so that we could see photos of your little family. Phoebe is so darling, and she is growing up…already past the newborn stage. Be sure and hug her and kiss her a whole bunch from us. I can’t wait to wrap my arms around her. Charlene sent us a couple of photos and they are already framed up on John’s Island. We will be back from cruising the middle of September sometime. Very warm weather now and a fun trip.

    We loved the bottle of wine Paul was holding, couldn’t you find a bigger one?!

    Heading out for a walk now. We will check your blog along the way and I will write.

    Thanks for the thank you card about the blanket…sure made me feel great when I read “Best blanket ever”…best compliment I could ever get.

    We love you dearly and miss you and can’t wait to see you thru the holidays.

    WE LOVE YOU
    xoxoxxoxo
    Julie and Uncle Mike

  3. Hi, about Terme in Tuscany, I suggest you to update your bookmarks with these totally updated sites:

    http://www.maremmaonline.it/el/luoghi.php
    http://www.saturniaonline.it/el/dormire.php
    http://www.saturnia-terme.net/el/infoefaq.php

    Bye
    Enrico

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