IMG 3217A much improved Mary finds us on the fabulously scenic roads south out of Amandola to Arquata del Tronte. The Mt Sibillini park is utterly spectacular and luckily mostly blessed with quiet roads. 

We ended up at Ascoli Piceno for a pleasant lunch and a short walk around what had become a very warm town. Around 28 degrees. The Roman ruins were very busy with bus tours so we gave them a miss and returned to the mounatin foothills as it was a) cooler and b) much more attractive.

A gelato at Montefortino rounded off the trip.