Bridges, Caves and Waterfalls
This Cute Car Was Parked Outside the Bridge! The Devil’s Bridge
After a 2 hour bus ride (that all of slept through!), we started at the Devils Bridge in the province of Lucca! Built in 1080 as a main pilgrimage rode between France and Rome, over the Serchio River. In 1670 a law was passed to prevent heavy items (carts and flour bags, etc) from crossing the bridge to try to preserve the bridge!
Inside the Cave
Next we took a picturesque bus ride to the Grotta Del Venti, aka the Wind Caves. Grotta del Venti was such a unique cave! It was carved out by water over time, which eventually caused huge gusts of wind to blow through! Hence the name. There wasn’t any wind today since the temperature inside the cave was almost the same as outside! Walking over the running water was very cool!
It was so Peaceful in Fornovolasco that Peers Fell Asleep by the Waterfall!
Lunch took place shortly after in the small town Fornovolasco which is so small only 35 people live here! Mostly retired couples but there are two families with small children. It was absolutely beautiful! Surrounded by mountains and miniature waterfalls! Our class sat by the streams and waterfall for at least an hour!
We ended the day by driving to Lucca and staying overnight in Hotel Ilaria! It was a gorgeous hotel with amazing staff and rooms!