Palazzo San Niccolo'
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We started the day with a major bummer: Bradley left for home bright and early, which makes me really sad. I miss him already and I'm jealous that he gets to see our pooch and smoosh his little Louie face. There are a ton of dogs in Europe, by the way, and people bring them everywhere with them. We have FaceTimed with Lou a couple times to make us (me) feel better... but I digress. Anyway, I miss my husband a lot. Today's drizzly, cold weather matched the gloominess of Bradley's ...
... with appropriate warnings - the gate opened to reveal a live version of the warning bounding towards us. It was with great trepidation that I opened the car door to be introduced to the first member of our host family - Shona - perhaps the most placid dog on the planet! A moment later Massimo whose family vineyard this was introduced himself and his British wife, Rebecca who just happens to be a classically trained opera singer and their children Lucrezzia ...
... Unfortunately our beautiful 90 degree weather was interrupted by massive thunderstorms which I caught on video because it was so random and quite scary. We were lucky to even capture a picture in Spoleto, so we basically drove right through it. Next stop was Assisi, to see the beautiful basilica of San Francesco (this was one of a billion cathedrals we saw). This one was amazing for various reasons: the weather, the views, ...
We awoke early (7 AM) as we had a big day ahead of us and wanted to get a good early start. After our usual morning routine, we were out of the house and on our way by 8:20. It was a beautiful morning and the drive of about 40 km provided us once more with lots of breathtaking sceneery. Of course we had to make a few photo stops and that isn't easy with no shoulders on the road and cars speeding past.
... novel. Our fear is we might not be able to find another good English novel if we complete these.
After exploring our new digs we needed to find food and drink as we had not eaten much all day. Radda is 2 km from our home. Got there no problem, did our shopping and started home at 1755 . A five minute drive tops turned into a 35 minute frustrating journey. I think we took every road out of Radda twice before ...
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