Travel Blogs from Umbertide
... insignificant??) they have their own olive oil press (something that is usually owned by the local co-op) and ensure that the oil is pressed as fresh as possible on the day of picking, maintaining the most perfect oil possible as documented by processes around Biblical times.
We then set back to making the pasta, with our boss keeping an eye on us, and giving us tips we had the perfect nonna's recipe and managed to make a brilliant dough (I guess that's what you call it) for ...
... sunglasses, reading glasses (!) and some money for gelato! I got Tegz out of her pit and we headed down to do what we do best; read!
Believe it or not we laid there for over 7 hours! The sky was that sort of azure blue that signifies holidays. There was not a cloud in the sky. The sun actually shone. This was all well over due and well deserved. We had a spectacular view of the lake and a much needed breeze ...
... the typical gelato shops etc, but then turned slightly inland, up some steps and into the old town. Wow! It was lovely. Just old and cobbled with so much atmosphere. I think I’m going to enjoy some of these random small places more than your typical Tuscan tourist traps. We spent a lovely hour just mooching and then sat and had an ice cream in a little local place near the lake.
We came back to the site and passed some ...
... to the German group initially, we managed to find the English tour, and despite what seems to be a common problem with English speaking groups (which is trying to hear the speaker, when all around you the one family member who speaks English loudly translates for the other member of their family) it was an absolutely fascinating tour.
On the drive home the rain started, but we stopped at a hypermarket en route, and filled up with ...
The plan today was to leave as soon as we could, hoping against hope that the weather would have been dry overnight, and Tegz's tent, the chairs, the basher, the Dub awning and the outside mat woul have dried out. Ha! You can guess how that went! After getting up in the night twice in the rain to wee I was awake at 6.30 and in the shower straight away while Lyn and Tegz starting sorting the tent. The plan was to get the inner empty of Tegz kit so Tegz ...
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