Last night, we visited out host's neighbor across the way. He served red wine (it is Italy!) and crackers....the wine was excellent and very expensive....so of course I took more when offered....didn't get drunk, but if I had, it was only across the street!
Today, we visited Cuma, Italy. We got to see the corridor that led to Sybil. She was like the oracle at Delphi where you went to get your questions answered. It was a looooong corridor that was cut out of the rock. A local dog acted as our tour guide and led us everywhere! Then we climbed to the top of the ruins to see a temple to Apollo. It was built by Daedalus when his son, Icarus, flew too close to the sun and was killed....mythology.....I liked the story so it was nice to see where it supposedly happened.
Afterwards, we went to a wonderful cafeteria where they had a LOT of cooked vegetables. If you know me, you know that made me veeerrrrrrryy happy! I'm not keen on meat or pasta or carbs so I thought I would starve here! Then we bought produce at the market next door so we can cook tomorrow. I had a cappucino at a cafe bar and tasted my first Italian chocolate and pastries.....YUM!
Later, we took a walk through the town, minding the speeding traffic....I am teaching my mom a few survival phrases in case the men bother us... so far, she can say "I am a married man." Hasn't quite got the gender part of that phrase correct, but it may ward them off faster!!!!!