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Italy, Day 12

The Tour Ends


Our official Country Walkers Umbria and Assisi walking tour has come to an end. To celebrate, the local Country Walkers rep, Alex, made arrangements for Deedie and I to have dinner at La Laconda del Cardinale. The restaurant is located in a building that sits atop an ancient neighborhood, dating back to the first century BCE. To help us get better acquainted with our ancient surroundings, the restaurant features glass floors, that offer a view into that ancient world, as well as artifacts arranged in cases in the restaurant. Deedie and I sat close to what was the "living/dining room" of a house, mosaic and all. It was fascinating.

The restaurant offered a tasting menu, accompanied by a local wine-- a choice of white or red. We chose red. Here's a photo of the menu (top tasting menu) and a couple of the plates, along with a photo of the mosaic:

I think I liked the second course the best.

After dinner, we wandered back to the Hotel Ideale. Deedie finished up most of her packing and set her alarm for 6:30, in order to allow plenty of time to enjoy some breakfast and then to catch her train that would take her to the Castle where Jenny is.

The morning came. We had a lovely breakfast in the courtyard of the Ideale. And, then Deedie was off on her next adventure.

As for myself, I spent the morning visiting churches (including the Basilica di Santa Chiara, or Saint Clare) and doing a little shopping. In the afternoon, I rested, took my Covid test (a BinaxNow "at home" test, which came out negative, so like it or not, I'll be heading home) and then wandered around a bit more. It's now time to find a little dinner and then get to packing. Giorgio will pick me up around 10:45 and deliver me to the train station, where I'll take a train to Rome. Then, the train to the airport. My flight is the following morning, on Wednesday. I'll stay overnight at the airport Hilton.

Ciao, Italia!

Posted by ReisAdventures 17:17 Archived in Italy Tagged italy basilica country santa umbria assisi di chiara walkers 2021

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