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Today was a day of rest. This meant 5 hours on the bus! Even though we spent hours riding, and getting much needed sleep, we saw some cool stuff. Our first stop was on our way out of Sorrento where they produce in-laid wood furniture. Sorrento is the world capital for this art form and it was neat to actually see it. Our next stop on the way north …
... to confirm! Half an our later we were ready to start - our chef was a lovely Italian guy named Mario (no ****!) And he got us started straight into the dessert - almond-based chocolate cake (well a type of it). I forget the actual name, but Emma wrote down the recipe so we will never forget it!
After that it was off to speak to the owner, Alina, who explained to us their method for producing olive oil. With approximately 2000 olive trees on the farm (makes our 3 trees at ...
... had got so late by then we had to check it was cooked with a head torch! We are now sat outside n the dark, citronella candle burning, listening to tonight’s entertainment outside the bar; an Italian singer who sings well known classic songs….in Italian, and also plays the trumpet. He’s not bad, certainly adds a certain Italian ambience to our last night in Umbria. La dolce vita tonight; life is good!
... that front onto the lake with amazing manicured lawns. The lack of gears meant in wasn’t long until I was grunting and groaning with every slight slope. I lasted for 4 miles until my bum, legs, arms and hands were aching too much. Pitiful isn’t it!
We came back from the bike ride and Lyn BBQd. We sat around our citronella candle chatting, then bed, this time with Tegz safely in her tent. Tour of Tuscany tomorrow! Can’t ...
... to the German group initially, we managed to find the English tour, and despite what seems to be a common problem with English speaking groups (which is trying to hear the speaker, when all around you the one family member who speaks English loudly translates for the other member of their family) it was an absolutely fascinating tour.
On the drive home the rain started, but we stopped at a hypermarket en route, and filled up with ...