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Last day before I head home. Second lazy day. We have a late breakfast and then head out for a walk to the local shops to buy supplies for lunch; pane, formaggio and prosciutto. I go for a walk around the village, the first time I've done this this week. There are horses grazing around the village, the sun is out and it is lunchtime so there is no one else walking ...
... make it to Gilberto's aunts house by 12.30 and she has cooked a delicious lunch for us. So much food!! 4 courses for lunch are difficult to get used to for someone who usually only had a sandwich. Franca is lovely, very friendly and a very good cook! She has one of her granddaughters staying with her at the moment, Chantal is 10 1/2 and once she gets used to us she chats nearly nonstop for the rest of ...
... of blog entries. And then we are off to have dinner with Gilberto's mum and brother at their house. Tomorrow we are going to Lugano in Switzerland to visit Gilberto's aunt. We will have a pretty early start as the main road is blocked by a landslide from the rain last week, so we have to take a different road which will take a bit longer. Might have time to get a pretzel as well ...
... at an Osteria for a delicious lunch. Heading up towards Ravenna we stop at the church of Sant'Apollinare in Classe. It has the most beautiful mosaics, some considered to be the best examples of Byzantine mosaics in the world. We then decide that we would prefer to head home so it is a pretty long drive on the motorway until we arrive back at the village after 9. I've seen some beautiful places over the last few days and visited parts of Italy I hadn't seen ...
... all around!
Our first stop was to Lake Como (one of Italy's largest lakes). Naturally, we were stuck in traffic for ages trying to get down to the lake (clearly a popular destination). We were stuck infront of a 2 person BMW with a balding man and his bearded friend. We kept seeing them laughing in the wing mirror. We weren't sure if they were laughing at us or if our bag straps were hanging out of the boot causing their amusement. We managed to loose them at ...