Hotel L' Oasi
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Landing at Leonardo da Vinci Airport at Fiumicino (just west of Rome). Hope not too sleepy to pick up a rental car and drive a couple of hours to Spello for our first night in Italy.
UPDATE: SORRY FRIENDS, WE WILL NOT BE POSTING ANYTHING MORE UNTIL AFTER OUR RETURN HOME. HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH OUR HARDWARE. FOR NOW, WILL JUST SAY THAT ITALY IS GREAT, ONCE AGAIN.
... be a mobile radar and they will stop people but generally, no harm, no foul. They will set up check points along secondary roads. Now, I understand they want you to pass through at a respectful speed. If they hold out a tiny paddle with a small red dot you are to stop, green dot go. If you don't know what this means they will make funny hand gestures at you until you creep past and they laugh at the tourist.
Renting cars: Think ...
... 300 figures into the elaborate drawings. It was pretty impressive, although the crowds and the constant telling-people-to-be-quiet by the guards was rather annoying.
On the way back, another gelato stop - this time pineapple and coconut! Even better than yesterday!
After a rest, back out for dinner. We found a local pizzeria - first Italian pizza! They were huge, but delicious. Topped off with a bit of tiramisu! How very ...
... a few days earlier (see the video) would be there. No luck but we still sat outside at Ciro & Ciro. We shared a “Pizza Lasagna” for an appetizer. This was the best pizza we’ve had so far in Italy. We shared spaghetti Amatriciana (tomatoes sauce w/bacon) & another one that I forgot the name of but it was made with fresh hand made pasta in ...
... to the Trevi Fountain at night for more pictures. Then we did a long walk back to the hotel. It was very nice to have a hot shower after a long day of walking. It was not nice to realize after the fact that I did not have the shower curtain inside the small shower and water had gotten everywhere on the bathroom floor. Fun. So Brooke and I had a romantic evening squeezing out soaking towels and mopping up a pool of water. Lovely.
Tyler & Brooke