Last night we arrived in Rome, having spent 2 delightful days (4 e 5 luglio) talking, sightseeing, and eating with ladelfina and hubby in Southern Tuscany. Count yourself lucky indeed to have ladelfina as your hostess and guide! I think we could've gone on chatting away to the end of the month at least*
And they took us off the bus & train routes to see the gorgeous and peaceful monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the beautiful gardens at La Foce.
After almost 3 weeks in Venice, Bologna, Florence, Cortona, Pienza, and environs, we're taking our first morning off. This afternoon, it's Classical Rome--Colisseum, Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill--all walking distance from our hotel. Tomorrow, the Vatican, and Saturday, the Pantheon, Borghese Gallery, Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, and general meandering. Then, onward to Positano. What a trip!