Travels around mainland Europe in the Blue Bus; our VW campervan including our full-time trip from April 2009 to April 2010 and other holidays.
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Tuesday, 26 May 2009
We don't need no education
We visited Civita in the PollinoNational Park, shown in the photograph.It is a beautiful hilltop village, hanging over a deep and rocky gorge.While we were sitting in the shade by the central drinking fountain a school group arrived on a coach:Large groups of Italian young people have accompanied us in most places and they are interesting to watch:The nearest the groups ever get to a uniform are matching coloured caps for the infants;the teachers are always relaxed and calm and appear to have little to do with the young people in their charge; in Civita, as elsewhere, the young people were mostly self-absorbed; they filled up their water bottles, bought ice creams from the shop and talked to their friends.
PollinoNational Park is a beautiful mountainous area, dotted with stone-built hill-top villages.We enjoyed driving through the green and pleasant landscape and not a single campsite to spoil the view!