The Italians like their passeggiata and they like their food so sensibly they combined the two on La Pedagnalonga. We joined a few thousand other people for this gentle 15 k stroll along the tracks of Terracina on a sunny Sunday.
We each paid 10 euro to take part receiving a hat, a walk number and most importantly 7 tokens for our refreshments. We hadn't progressed very far before we reached the first drinks station, coffee and pastries then more feeding stops came quickly with the quantity of food increasing at each one. Every few kilometres we had something different, we enjoyed pizza with mozzarella, sausage in a roll, pasta with ragu, roast pork in a roll, borlotti beans with sliced sausage, salad, ice cream of many flavours, little cakes and biscuits.
As well as water and juice there was proper coffee from the bar machines even though the barrista was under a gazebo at the track side, local red and white wine and towards the end limoncello or grappa
On the route there was often live music and at one stop people were up dancing, everyone was having a great time.
We walked past some beautiful properties and saw typical extended Italian families enjoying al fresco lunch. It was a wonderful day out, at the end of the walk all the ladies received a pot plant and the men a key ring
Such a happy event full of friendly people who seemed delighted that our little group included Danes, a German/Italian and two Yorkshire folk who live in Scotland. We all agreed we are going back next year to do it again.