On June 9 Peter awoke at 5am and hiked up the hill Rocca Pendice that towered over our house. A two-hour route took him up 150 meters through thorny thickets and locust/pine forests to the top of the cliffs. There he saw the ruins of a 13th century medieval castle. He came down by road through the towns of Teolo and Villa. We visied Vincenza later in the day, the home of architect Andrea Palladio and center of much of his work.