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... because we were headed uphill, my bike was a piece of **** & I knew I was the weakest link. Soon the upward trail came to an end, so we headed down the hill towards the flat valley and I was much happier due to the less strenuous peddling. We returned to the area where Jeff and I had road the bikes to a few days earlier, this time no cow poop smell, only fresh air.
After our bike ride the men went for a beer, Lisa and Alison ...
... of wine & we relaxed in the warm sun having some girl time! We soon realized that we needed to head back to the hotel for the 3pm shuttle to the town of Spoleto.
We didn't have our usual driver, Tizano today & was lost without him. The driver we had did not speak any English & when we arrived in Spoleto he literally pulled up next to a curb, opened the van's door to let us out. What was going on? Where were we? I was expecting ...
... village of Castelluccio to visit a cheese maker. It was such a beautiful day & we all enjoyed the drive there. Tiziano stopped a couple of times so we could take pictures & watch sheep being herded by dogs. This was also the area to come to for hang gliding & there were hang gliders everywhere, in the sky on the ground.
The couple who made the pecorino & ricotta cheese didn't speak any English, so ...
... of the Basilica to the tomb of St. Francis, really wish we could take pictures, everything was so beautiful.
Thought we would be having lunch in the town, but instead we said our "goodbyes" to Irene & boarded the bus. Tiziano drove us to the hilltop town of Montefalco & led us to a quaint restaurant where we gladly enjoyed lunch. Most everyone ordered a pizza, but Nancy & I ordered spaghetti ragu, which was delicious! And as always, we had wine ...
... Filippo had topped with a slice of crispy bread topped with fresh ricotta cheese, again more moans!
I never really considered banana bread as a dessert, but Chef Filippo added a chocolate sauce that he quickly "whipped" up & voila, another plate of heaven. We were all stuffed & very happy. Our first cooking class had been a huge, delicious success!
We had a couple of hours until we left for an afternoon of truffle hunting, so Jeff & ...