Our priority, naturally, was to search out the city’s two labyrinths, one very old, one modern. This labyrinth set into the wall of a house in the old city dates back to 1585. We went into the shop that now occupied the building and had a wonderful chat with its proprietress, Denise. She told us that the house had been built by a woman whose brother was in the nearby monastery so that the family would have someplace to stay when they visited. The labyrinth would have represented the path to Paradise.
Denise also showed us into the building so we could get a sense of the interior, then gave us ideas for what to see and where to go for the best local food. I love the people we meet on our labyrinth quests. There was such a sweet kinship between us, and it was hard to wave goodbye. (Denise, if you are reading this, thank you for touching our hearts!)