This was last Sunday: Monte Argentario monastery laid out the view and the flowers for us.
Well, for everybody who chose to drive those few kilometres half way to the top of Monte Argentario, the hill on the peninsula of the same name next to the Orbetello lagoon, right here on the Silver Coast (our part of Italy is not only part of the historical land of Maremma, it is also called “Costa Argente”, I learned recently).
Before we have the look and the flowers, here is the recap of the last two weeks on my blog. With the visitor over I was not all that active. There were:
- A look at the Orvieto and its railway station where my American friends were just about to land;
- whine-and-wine-Wednesday much improved by amore’s tiramisu that my friends and I picnicked on in Civita di Bagnoregio;
- Thursday Doors by way of spectacular Orvieto’s Cathedral;
- the first Maremma sunflower field this year that attempted to adopt my visitor;
- eight examples of how the camera chooses on what to focus just as our eyes do for the Weekly Photo Challenge;
- the coolest rocky spot, which we found below a castle near Livorno that didn’t want us;
- this past Thursday Doors were from Castagneto Carducci that came door-recommended;
- and yesterday I showed you some street art from Ljubljana because it’s Slovenia’s 26th birthday and street art is “Transient”.
And now let’s drive to the Convento dei Frati passionisti from where it’s the best view of the Orbetello lagoon. Normally there is hardly anybody up there but we forgot that it was the Sunday of the “Infiorata del Corpus Domini”, the flower petal art festival which we intended to visit in Pitigliano with their miles of rich and varied displays, but the plans were altered. Still, we weren’t left completely without.
Photo: © signature mmm