How did I end up here? I like to find out of the way places, but this one takes the cake!
I was looking for a rental, NOT a vacation type home that provides all the necessities of everyday life, but I needed furniture. Did you know that here in Italy, many rentals come as an empty shell? I mean, without a kitchen! I can't believe that people are obliged to rent space, but own their fridge, oven, kitchen sink and whatever else they need or want in their kitchen.
Anyway, I was looking and this place seemed perfect. Quiet town in nature perfect for my dog...from the pictures it looked like it had a view. Yes, it does...of the roof of the old school and church and a literal stones throw (my piddly arm strength too) from the train tracks. But one doesn't show that when they are trying to generate interest, now do they?
|Luckily, from inside I don't see this while I am at my desk, BUT I still hear those trains go by. Now I know what type is going by just from the sound they make. Boy am I good!|
If I hadn't been desperate and anxious to find a place, I might not have taken it. So here I am, experiencing life as it was back in the day, which means, there is no heating installed, just a little fireplace and single pane windows. I must be insane!
|Diana, the three-legged dog and the neighborhood thief.|
The station is now closed so there is little traffic, but likewise, no cafe, no stores, no nothing. Luckily, Omignano Scalo is not far, Vallo Scalo is a little further but better (especially parking-wise) and Vallo della Lucania might be considered the hub.