Stunning views on our way. Also a lot of trash on the sides of the road, but I will cover those in a separate post Bitter & Dark Side of Italy.
We passed a really beautiful town on our way – Galati Mamertino, where we stopped for some pictures.
We almost turned the narrow way down, but as they say don’t give up on a road for a path!
We intentionally parked a car further from trees, so that goats don’t jump on it and scratch it… But as you will see later on we didn’t need goats to accomplish that!
The road were getting worse and worse. We almost went into this hole as the sign was literally laying on the road and not very visible!
The views on the other hand were really stunning. Maybe Windows desktop was photographed here? 😀
The road was getting narrower… more and more patches on the road were apearing.
At some point it turned to gravel road… but we kept going!
But even the gravel road was getting narrower…
The road turned into complete gravel and no houses around.
We could hear scratching noise from the plants as we moved down the road…
At some point the road became so steep that it was not manageable for Panda. Also, further down the wheel marks were so deep that only very high car like a proper jeep could pass… We had to turn back. My amazing brother managed to turned back the car in a very limited space (after me insisting to turn back and thank God we did!). However, the car didn’t move back up the hill! The wheels just were making dust clouds and not moving forward. I was joking maybe I should come out and push the car. After few attempts I actually got out and did push the car and the car moved out of this pit. Me on the other had was all covered in dust from under the wheels. Also, more scratching of the car from the plants…
Our car was covered in dust and scratches from the sharp plants. We turned back and headed back until we found a better way and stopped at a camp site, where we managed to buy a cold beer! They offered to take us to the Waterfall with a jeep for € 25… each! We decided to try ourselves.
We passed Villaggio Molisa, which looked very old!
So we reached a point of gravel road, where our Panda was not powerful enough to climb any further…
So we had to abort our mission to see the waterfall. We headed down the other route with stunning views on our way.
Finally, we decided that we need a swim in the sea. I think we passed through one of those signs that says the traffic is forbidden… in our defence the sign was so faded away, that it was white, so it was hard to tell what it really was before. We stopped near Capo d’Orlando. There was plenty of parking and very nice views.