Sunday, 28 October 2012

Arrividerci Roma......Hello Tuscany!

Daylight saving ended in Italy how did I forget?! After frantically preparing for our 7.45am departure from our apartment, it was drawn to our attention by our landlord's assistant, Norman, that it was in fact only 6.45a.m. Well, that can only mean one thing...we have still some time left to race up to St Peter's Square to say one last good-bye! And so Brett Snr, Eloise and I did. Crowds of people, huddled under umbrellas, queued outside the Vatican and nuns raced in the rain to make it in time for early mass. No doubt many, like us, had also forgotten to turn back their clocks. Meanwhile, the boys patiently minded our luggage.

Nuns scurry across St Peter's Square in the rain, in time for mass

Eloise - one last good-bye

Crowds line up early in the rain for the Vatican Museum

These are the typical crowds unless you pre-book a tour 

By 10am, we were in our brand new Peugeot lease car and on our way to our little medieval village in the Chianti Hills in Tuscany. Arriving in the rain, we were welcomed to our new apartment for the next week. We enjoyed some delicious local pizza for dinner and topped up our supplies in nearby Poggibonsi. Despite forecast for even more rain, we have a good feeling that this is going to be a perfect Tuscan base to relax and recharge.            Tricia

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