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... table and tabasco to add to their food. All these special request make us (Americans) look spoiled and arrogant to the Italians. Okay I am done with my rant. After dinner, Fr Eddie, Cecilia (cantor for Our Lady of Lourdes) decided to try out the night life of Montecatini. We found a great place to have a drink and people watch. We had Spritz (different than a spritz in the US). It is Prosecco (which is the Italian champagne) with Campari and a twist of orange. ...
We stopped first in Ravenna today to see its ceramics and the tomb of Dante. The ceramics were nice but having seen the Blue Mosque eand Hagia Sofia in Istanbul I wasn't too impressed. Supposedly Cole Porter was inspired to write Night and Day while there. We then drive hrough the mountains and then Umbria for another two hours to ...
... the 13th century on the highest point of Assisi. Apparently this fort, and the town that surrounds it was built on top of the hill not for its defensive capabilities (although I'm sure that didn't hurt) but because the lower parts of the valley were quite marshy and full of malaria carrying mosquitos. The mosquitos had a devastating effect on the population, killing thousands of people over many years before it was discovered that mosquitos couldn't survive at ...
... and is still done by hand grinding /milling the olives between two huge stones to extract the oil . Very traditional. He was still waiting to pick his olives as he felt they weren't quite ready yet , so unfortunately we didn't see a press happening . His mill was amazing, lots of terracotta storage barrels in a deep underground cellar . Spotlessly clean , just waiting for those gorgeous green olives to start rolling in this year.
... tonight but are going to arrive too late so Scott our tour director arranges dinner for us on board.
We finally arrive around 9:30pm, disembark and begin the trek to Assisi, which takes about two hours in pouring rain in the dark on winding roads, well done Sal, our driver.
When we arrive at the hotel around 11:30 everyone goes staight to bed although there are welcome drinks waiting, which remain ...