Today’s Big Plan was to get out of the apartment before nightfall and take a hike around Colletta. There are walking trails all through the hills, with helpful maps and directional signs, so it seemed like a doable activity for a hikeophobe like me.
Man, is it ever beautiful around here! I headed down the hill from the village proper and crossed over the river on a stone bridge:
The trail looped around and back up the other side of the valley, across the river from the village. Once I got to the highest point of the trail, the views got really amazing:
From there I continued up the valley, gradually heading back down towards the road, where I encountered another stone bridge:
…and some views of Colletta from the bottom up:
The trail varied from well-groomed and almost flat to grass-covered and steep, and the degree of hill-climbing involved saw me just grazing up against my “fitness level” (such as it is). But it was good to get out and see some of the countryside and get a sense of the “neighbourhood.” If I can keep this up every day I will return home with much stronger knees if nothing else.