|Black rice salad|
|Pasta with lemon zest|
|Barrels at Fongoli|
|Sampling wines at Fongoli|
After the wonderful lunch, it was off to the last cantina - Fongoli. We sampled more grechetto and sagrantino before heading back to Villa Zuccari and the parking lot. After all that food and wine, we went back to Villa Aureli where we relaxed for a short time before heading out to the village of Castel del Piano to look for our dinner. We found it at a neat little restaurant, La Costiera, a short walk from the villa. So, that was Tuesday in a nutshell.
Here's the link to the photos for the wine tour: https://plus.google.com/photos/116159631913318244232/albums/5791916102662521569?authkey=CPGZroXhyqGrHw
On to Wednesday, June 6. We went to Assisi today and walked for what seemed like miles. Assisi is a really well-preserved medieval town and I will post some photos that I took. We had lunch at La Fortezza before climbing up to the Rocco Maggiore. That was a lot of work. We also visited the church of Santa Clara and the tomb of St. Francis in the basilica. We came home to a great dinner cooked to us by the villa's housekeeper. We had lamb, a mushroom lasagna, lemon pie and green salad together with a bottle of the villa's red wine. It was so good......
|View from Assisi|
|Lunch at La Fortezza - pasta, carpacchio and mushrooms.|
|Rocco Maggiore in Assisi|
|The basilica with the tomb of St. Francis|
Link to photos of Assisi: https://plus.google.com/photos/116159631913318244232/albums/6057617955469502753?authkey=CO2T05Kf5tP3tQE