Nora, her husband Bruce, son Jason and daughter-in-law Kat are in Italy for two weeks and she’s sharing the experience with us all. So sit back and enjoy!
We enjoyed a bella notte at a trattoria in the piazza near the hotel. Gorgeous warm evening, cheerful outdoor seating. The piazza’s busy still, and three young boys hover around a bench sketching the big church. Future Da Vincis perhaps.
Our waiter’s adorable, the food’s fabulous, the wine very nice. Though Kat and I agree our lunch wine was better. It’s a friendly, happy place, and so close I imagine we’ll go back again.
The surrounding buildings are so interesting. Old, in those sun-baked colors, rammed against each other, but in varying levels. All the apartments over the shops are dark, and I wonder if all the tenants are on their August holiday.
We stop into the little market across from the hotel for sodas. I must have my morning caffeine.
Back home for a really, really good night’s sleep. Before I drift off I hear voices–happy ones–calling out in Italian from the street below.
Woke up to pretty sunlight, and decided to start my day off right with power yoga courtesy of Rodney Yee. Felt just right. BW gets up, showers, heads down to breakfast.
The selection knob in the big shower isn’t working. Won’t switch off wand, so until we report and they fix, we use the smaller shower. I go in while he’s down at breakfast. Adjusting the water temp, and bam! the entire shower head, pipe included falls out of the wall and clunks me in the head! It’s a bit disconcerting. LOL. So I end up taking a wand shower after all. And we’ll report this latest plumbing problem, maybe they’ll use this event to finally install that water softener.
We’ll head out soon, I expect to whatever destinations we decide on. There’s a perfect blue sky out there.