Caprese is a cute little town that changed its name to Caprese Michelangelo in 1913 to pay homage to the birthplace of the great Renaissance artist.
Home where Michelangelo was born.
Church where he was baptized.
Copies of some of his work.
We had a very long hike today, and most of it was along an asphalt road, so we decided to take a taxi to a point where we could begin our hike and not have to do the whole 25 km. Turns out no taxis or busses were available! Fortunately the owner of Buca di Michelangelo (our alberge for the night) was willing to give us a ride.
We decided to have a nice leisurely breakfast before we started.
The view from our balcony at night.
View in the morning.
Our ride dropped us at a trailhead near this reservoir.
Most of our walk was on a country path/road in the Tiber Valley.
We saw quite a few hunters along the way with their dogs and heard plenty of shots. Pat was asking the hunters if they were hunting birds, such as ducks or pheasants.
Many walnut trees.
For a while we could not figure out the abundant growth of this huge leafy plant!
Turns out it is tobacco and one of the main crops around. Also, we came across this herb; is it rosemary?
When we entered our destination of Sansepolcro, it almost felt like a big city with heavy traffic.
Soon we were headed to the quiet and historic old city. But before that, we ran into this beautiful but modern-style church.
We are now settled in a former convent of Santa Maria connected to the cathedral.