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Ribeirasacra Apr 17, 2014 at 3:15 AM

I hope you can find some off the beaten tack places on your return to France.
I love the above photo of the door knocker.

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    shunra Apr 17, 2014 at 3:46 AM

    Oh yes, I love it, too. I found it on a church gate in Brioude.
    Somebody translated for me the strange inscription (orior exanimis vitam dat spiritus oris).
    It means: I am born lifeless (or soulless, or breathless), life is given by [God's] mouth's breathing.

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aydos Sep 24, 2013 at 12:56 AM

hi Levi, I noticed your forum question in Feb 2013, in fact I will be travelling the same route in Oct 11 with 2 friends.. we will rent a car from rome (from istanbul).....drive through napoli . spend one night in amalfi coast (where?) and then drive to lecce (my daughter is living there ) ..since you seem to have done this trip , you would have the best tips for me... I am excited to hear what you will say... thank you in advance

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    shunra Sep 24, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    Hi Aydos,
    Lecce (at least its historical center) is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen in my whole life. I simply envy your daughter for living there.
    And of course you will find the Amalfi coast unforgettably beautiful.
    If your intention is to spend a night there, my suggestion is that you consider staying in Ravello. It is situated very highly above the sea, the view is amazing (though I am not sure you will find a reasonably priced accommodation).
    On your way from Amalfi coast to Lecce, Matera is a must! In its own tragic way, it is an extremely beautiful city, absolutely dissimilar from any other city on earth.
    I suggest that you make your way back from Lecce to Rome along the Adriatic coast. It would allow you to see some very pleasant places – like Ostuni, Bari, Trani…
    And when you reach the Gargano peninsula, I think you could spend a night in Monte Sant'Angelo. It's another extremely beautiful place with a spectacular sanctuary of Monte Gargano.
    Then you could proceed to Rome through the Abruzzo national park. That's what we did. We enjoyed our trip very much. I am sure you will enjoy yours.

    Levi

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    aydos Sep 24, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    thanks a lot levi, I will enjoy for you too..have a good day!

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angiebabe Jan 24, 2011 at 3:47 AM

Hi and welcome to VT - will keep trying to open your website and maybe you will be back here on VT again by then too!

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picek May 18, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Nice! I just check your web site, and loved your illustrations. But that mouse is the most symphatic (although all animals are :)