Our walk yesterday took us from the picturesque village of Poggio Bustone, through forest lands and into the bustling city of Rieti, population 50,000.
Lulled by lonely trails and quiet country roads, we missed our turn to the village of Cantalice, finding ourselves with (what else) a steep uphill climb to reclaim our path. Then, a series of steps snaked ever higher through a residential area, eventually leveling out at the 19th century church of San Felix.
Safely back on course, we arrived at Santa Maria Della Foresta, one of our more peaceful picnic spots.
This morning, our rest day in Rieti began with blue skies and warm sun. Perfect for a walk around the city.