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... in ‘12s’, meaning they could only have 12/24 or 36 priests at a time. Nowadays only 4 are left so wtf???..... Italy is having trouble attracting clergy also but this was a closed community. We saw the various cloisters and the priests had to pray in the church for 10 hours a day and then spend the other 14 hours in their rooms. Whilst quite spacious – their food was served through a little hutch. Not a life for Lina (or ...
... sitting enjoying coffee in piazza 12 on the dot! She then locked up and presumably went home! Done for the day!
Do I just not notice that at home nothing is being done on my hair for at least half the time I spend in the hairdresser?
A great experience though, and ah, it's Italy....so civilised!
Just after P and I were seated waiting for our coffee, me, with my new hair colour , a group of school children ...
... can imagine their will be lots of pictures when I have sorted them out.
The views form the Villa are stunning as are the gardens around us. The town of Cortona rises above us and we have views down the valley. Their is a lovely pool which the younger people have tried out already.
Alan wants to buy the villa. We reckon about $5 million should cover it.
More to follow.
... formed new friendships with the Canadians. Mama sat at the end of the table looking very tired but lasted through the night until 11pm.
It was a great end to our 4 month trip and a privilege to experience.
We have both compiled our top three highlights of the trip:For Mike:1) the cruise2) going on Mont Blanc Panoramic trip and under the glacier3=) Mt St Michel and Gorge du Tarn
For Lynn:1) Tour de France and riding the cols ...
... packaged food from the supermercato, we had to laugh!
After a wander through these gorgeous streets and a wee bit of shopping we sat in the sun and drank lattes and ate gorgeous pastries.
After a siesta we made our way down for our evening cooking school lesson, tonight we made bread salad, mushroom risotto, roasted chicken in a herbed rub and apple cake (all with Italian names of course!) So here I am, full and ready for bed!