Our adventures have taken us from Rome (briefly) to the sandy beaches of Sardinia to Orvieto (overnight) to our beloved home in Umbria for a week of Umbria Jazz and a terrific group of about a dozen guests. While this may all sound exciting and adventurous, life has settled into a bit of a routine. And with yesterday being taken up with a long business lunch that I'd prefer not to write about and another UJ concert (the incomparably cool Carlos Santana) and with a certain level of fatigue having settled over our bodies, the result of too many late nights, too much feasting and too much wine and grappa, I think it is high time to step back and reflect a little on where we have come from.
So today begins an occasional retrospective series, done mostly in pictures and with some running commentary. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, even at the current Euro-Dollar exchange rate. So think of these as very wordy essays.
The Costa dei Fiori, on the other hand, featured a serene layout, with wooded areas, a couple of nice pools (one an infinity pool overlooking the ocean), gracious service and a decent room at a decent price. It was inevitably resorty, and as a result, full of resorty people, mostly Brits, who wanted to take advantage of everything included in the price. Including the not so special dinners.
We chose the Bed and Breakfast plan so we could try the local cuisine. It was a supremely good decision.
|Fresh local seafood. What else would you eat on an island? Check out the grilled squid.|
|I know I dropped my contact here. Hey, can I get a little help??|
There are beautiful, white sandy beaches. Some are deserted and wild, others with chairs and umbrellas, a definite magnet for guys in speedos.
There are beautiful panoramas.
Oh, and did I mention the food is great?
You can sit on the beach and read a book or partake in some physical activity.
|There's kite surfing!|
We had a wonderful couple of days on Sardinia and look forward to a longer return some day. We have a four day trip to the idyllic island of Ponza later in the trip. I just hope my speedo will still fit then.
Bill and Suzy