Had a good laugh with the lady in the stationary store over the two pencil types. City's del Pieve
First time at baths, met couple from Switzerland. Marcello and his wife who was an aupair for a Canadian couple on Martha's Vineyard in the 70's.
Left Rome, waited over an hour for the H bus, never came ended up sharing cab with newlywed couple from Belgium. Rented car Audi Q2, stopped at the Autogrill on the Autostrada. Arrived at farm at 4:00 Went into Citta del Pieve and had dinner. Cheese plate and pasta. Met our German neighbors. Second day went to Sienna and Montepulcino. Did wine tasting with food. Sienna was crowded. Has dinner back at our place, pasta, oil, grated parm from the Conad. Toast and jam every morning. Next day, went to Roman baths, very hard to find. Then went back to farm to relax. Went to Perugia later and had burgers at BaBa. Next day went to Orvietto, did shopping and brushetta and gelato for lunch. Then went to Civita, long walk over bridge. Went back to baths then back to farm. Our new neighbors were from Austria. Made pasta with Louisa, had dinner with Austrians and Francesco and Louisa. Great pasta and sauce. Homemade sheep cheese. Fig and mustard spread, quince and Tiramisu.
9 June 2017
8 June 2017
6 June 2017
5 June 2017
Got turned around at Heathrow then intense baggage screening. Landed in Rome, confusing airports, rushed to train then took bus to plaza. Walked to apartment which we loved. First night dinner Roscioli then music in the park. Had wine, cheese and meat platter and two pasta dishes. Discovered the shared bathroom and no toilet seat. Tried to get into Pantheon, it was closed. Had wine and chips before dinner.
Sunday morning went to flea market, got a smoothie, walked over 10 miles, toured San Clemente, walked by the colliseum. Had pizza for lunch. Barbar's dinner was Sunday night. Met nice people, sat with Rich and Sara from Santa Cruz and Robbin and Bonnie from Louisiana and Michigan. Viewed the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps Sunday too.
Monday we toured the Vatican, Basillica and Sistine Chapel.
Our apartment is great, marble spiral stairs, very comfortable and great location.