June 27, 2012
Today is our last day at the villa. Tomorrow morning, we will be leaving for Rome, where we will return the car and stay overnight before flying back to Toronto on Friday morning. We are hoping for an early start so we can have a little more time to spend in Rome. I expect we should be at the hotel in time for lunch - nothing moves too fast in this place.
We said our goodbyes to Carla (she probably would still be sleeping when we leave tomorrow morning) and gave her and Sperello a bottle of Canadian sparkling wine with ice wine from Pellar Estates. We thought it would be nice for them to sample some Canadian wine. I don't think they can get that here. We didn't see much in the way of imported wines in the Enotecas (or would that be Enoteci?) that we went to. Carla was really sweet and said she would try and save it for when Sperello gets back from Florence on Friday. He stays in Florence during the week and comes back after work on Fridays.
It took us a while to pack everything. It's kind of tough when you have to keep an eye on the weight of each suitcase. It is even harder when you can't get consistent readings from your scale (or in this case, the scale that we borrowed from Carla). At one point, it looked like I was about 3 lbs overweight. I took out a bunch of stuff and reweighed the suitcase. Seemed like it got heavier after I removed the stuff. After a few more attempts with inconsistent results, I gave up. I will weigh the suitcase again before I go to bed. Let's hope it is not again exercise in frustration!
That's it for now. Bye.