Capranica to Monterosi 19k The Etruscan Necropolis

It is already 20 degrees by the time we set off after breakfast at 7.30. We walk down the long central street along the top of a limestone outcrop until we finally have to drop down to the road below.
After the inevitable re-ascent  we enter a thick wood with fallen trees and follow a babbling brook crossed back and forth with log bridges.
On exiting the wood, Sutri rears up in front of us, another ancient town on a top of a limestone spur. Fortunately we skirt it in order to visit the Etruscan Necropolis, consisting of 60 square caves hewn out of the rock along a stretch of cliff. There are flat platforms for bodies and niches for funeral urns, all looted in medieval times unfortunately.
We re-enter the Nutella orchards for the afternoon section as the heat and humidity build under an overcast sky.
Lunch outside a golf club gives Tony the chance to do a definitive survey onto what cars golfers drive, all those entering the club drove non-Italian cars whilst all the Fiats went straight past and up the hill.
A final stroll past the vast golf course with people whizzing about on milk floats brings us into Monterosi, a small town with a couple of locked churches. We are in the ( relative ) lap of luxury tonight at Casa Di Sophia with washing machine.

Link to where we are on Google Maps

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