The hotel we stayed in, Agli Archi at the base of Sasso Caveoso, it is a rock carved hotel but thoroughly modernized.
The extras on 'Ben Hur' are all in costumes already and waiting for shooting to start for the day. I found some horses nearby that they were using for filming. This horse nuzzled up to me, he was the gentlest animal, his hair was so soft and he was so gentle.
We met our guide, Luigi, and off we went, exploring the sassi and the ruprestrian churches.