on tuesday, we hitched a ride with our italian friend riccardo to the ancient city of viterbo. while he went for a swim, we did a walking tour of the historic center which is surrounded by medieval walls that were built in the 11th and 12th centuries. the most interesting find on our walk through antiquity was a famous modern sculpture of a 70-foot giant crawling his way out of the earth. “the awakening” by seward johnson is a sweet public art piece that was originally installed in washington d.c. for the 1980 international sculpture conference exhibition. a version of the original piece now rests/struggles in viterbo.
side note: consider the last image if you ever own a little retail shop. even with odd business hours, you can still sell tabacchi to late nighters with just a few modifications to your roll-down security doors.