A 900 years old castle, a Roman bridge and a swim in an incredible canyon. A little lovely and unexpected adventure with a couple of friends
The castle of Vulci is incredibly old: 900 years!
The fact that it arrived to us in almost perfect condition is really a miracle.
Around the castle there is some water and this is some kind of weird because...
...Because the castle is on top of a canyon!
The castle was built in the middle-age to defend the "Devil's Bridge": a 70 metres high bridge made by the Romans.
Vulci castle from the Devil's Bridge.
In the castle entrance is full of nests.
In the castle there is a very nice and well organised little museum.
Items are shown in their context.
We want to reach the bottom of the canyon, but from the Devil's Bridge side it looks to dangerous.
Conillo: Oh, come on, you can do it!
We go back to the modern bridge and...
...and here we are!
Under the Devil's Bridge: behind Alessio is the almost impossible descent we tried at first.
Conillo: Don't you see? It's so easy!
Canyon of Vulci
Conillo: As usual it is up to me to carry the backpack!
Conillo: What a nice photo!
Getting closer to one of the most fascinating spots of this canyon.
Amazing, isn't it?
Water dropping from limestone formations.
A natural bridge!
Conillo: I love adventure!
The bottom is basaltic rock, the walls are tuff rock, then the water creates limestone concretions: a geologic orgy!
The water is very clean and very warm.
The canyon widen: we are arriving at...
...At the little Pellicone lake!
Down-climbing and jumping in the water, then you can swim to...
...to a nice beach at the end of the lake.
Conillo rises his ears in the wind.
Conillo: Oh yes!
Cristina flirting with Conillo. Fortunately Alessio is not jealous, so the two don't have to fight in a duel.
Going back we have to climb up to avoid the waterfall.
Going back into the canyon
Along the way back
Conillo: Waiting in ambush!
On the way back
Vulci from the bottom
We have still some time, so I take my friends to visit this amazing hermitage.
Hermitage of Poggio Conte
It is a holy place, so let's pretend they are flowers!! ;-)