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Today was planned to provide some much needed respite to some tired feet. We jigsawed the luggage into the car, and off we went. Our first stop was the currently-under-construction temple in northeastern Rome. I was hoping it would be further along, but since the 2 spires are still under construction we didn't bother to turn around after I missed the turn off.
We headed north, planning to drive through the Tuscan hills to Siena, then on to spend ...
... spots to eat! We loved being at her home and walking the countryside. Toni gave us lots of tips and spent time over coffee chatting with us on several occasions. Roberta, Luke's Italian tutor, was so kind to coach us in our Italian pronunciation practice and give us lots of advice.
We enjoyed our favorite meals in Orvieto as well. The best pizza we have had so far was at a little trattoria by the train station outside ...
... Spanish and some English to her and she could understand most of what I was saying. I find myself saying things in Spanish and usually most people understand me since the languages are similar. We did pretty well communicating with each other in the kitchen and along with the help of google translate we were able to get to know each other and make pasta. We learned all about her family and her job as a chef and that she makes ...
... as the priests came out followed by a bishop and more.
The rest of the congregation ensued and as the crowd parted, the procession walked down the center of the street with the band tailing behind.
It was a really neat to be there to see the pomp and circumstance of the celebration. We asked someone later and discovered that it was San Giuseppe Day. ...
... kitchen and tiny dining room, but lucky for us the sun was out and we enjoyed sitting out on the patio with views of the city. We started with wine, bruschetta and homemade bread followed by homemade pasta dishes and meatballs! At the end of the meal, we toasted with a tiny glass of limonchello and were treated to a sweet Italian serenade. It was definitely a meal to remember. ...