Friday, May 23, 2008
Nothing really planned for today (Monday) other than trying to find a bank for the last traveler's checks and paying the parking ticket at a post office. Since they both close after 1 pm, we headed out. No bank we found would cash AMX or any other traveler's checks but did find a posta for the ticket. Then we just meandered back to Citta' della Pieve to see cathedral to see the Perugino, Alfani, di Paolo pieces there.
Then on to Montepulciano .....looked around there at the cathedral, ran into people from College Station,and had a late lunch at a cafe for a "touriste" menu that was a much better deal than some we've been finding. Fantastic bruschetta, ravioli with spinach and pine nuts for me, lasagne with asparagus, artichoke and shrimp for Carolyn, vino of the house ) rosso di Montipulciano and caffe. We bought a bottle of the house wine (Le Berne Rosso Di Montepulcino 2006) take back to the apartment.
Got a sudden playing of Margaritaville (my cell phone ring tone ) but didn't answer as I didn't recognize the area code of (+1 501)..........hope it wasn't anything big.
Still no internet......really perturbed about that as we'd counted on having connections, at least most of the time. Will have to check with Franco and Bozena later to see if they know anything about when it will be back on.
Drizzly day today, but wonderful views......EVERYWHERE! They don't call this the green center of Italy for nothing. We could do with a day to do laundry and internet.