I can't sleep. It is 1:36 a.m., and three weeks from tonight, we will be leaving for the airport (at 4 a.m.) for this summer's trip to Italy!
June 28: ONT-ATL-FCO
June 29: Arrive in Rome at 8:30 a.m., drive to Firenze. Dinner at Cibreo.
June 30: Mercato, San Lorenzo, lunch and "walking tour" with Ida and Bill.
Celebrate Ida's birthday with lunch at Osteria Vini e Vecchi Sapori, and
dinner at Buca Lapi.
July 1: Florence: I Latini (maybe a visit with Jane, Ken and Casey)
July 2: Lunch with Gloria in Pisa, afternoon in Fiesole, drink at Hotel San Michele
Dinner in Florence at Osteria Chingale Bianco
July 3: Shopping stop in San Gimignano on our way to Montalcino
Dinner at Grappolo Blu
July 4: Mt. Oliveto, Bagni Vignoni, evening in Montalcino
July 5: Meet Ida and Bill in Montalcino. Market Day
Lunch at Latte di Luna in Pienza
Afternoon at Amorosa (in the enoteca), explore Montisi
Dinner at Da Roberto in Montisi
July 6: Montalcino in morning, Banfi winery in afternoon.
Dinner at Poggio Antico
July 7-13: Drive to Umbria: Le Case Gialle
Umbria Jazz Festival
visit Assisi, Montefalco, Todi, Bevagna, Spello
lunch with Judith
July 14-16: Cortona
Visit with Alessandra & family, Tania & Keith
July 17: drive to Hotel Villa Le Barone in Panzano
July 18: back to Assisi for Slow Travel GTG!!!
July 19-20: Chianti
dinner with Jane, Ken and Casey
July 21: FCO-ATL-ONT