had been told that our lodging – La Mandriola, was 680 metres from the “Theatre of Silence” – but this information had a distinct Italian flavour! In fact Dee and her friend Margaret had tried to walk it one year and got lost in the dark and had to be picked up hours later. So we decided to enlist the help of Pietro yet again. We arranged for him to take us into Lajatico at around 6pm (so we said 5pm please!) and all four of us arrived in the town square around 6.15. The others went off to eat somewhere and we found a small bar with tables outside and had a quick Tuscan supper. Tuscan ham, wonderful home-baked bread and local wine. Another Tuscan supper!
We knew we could walk to the concert venue in about 20 minutes. We were only now anxious to be at the Artists ramp by 8 pm to meet a CarloTomba. We left Lajatico at about 7.15, and made our way to the road we knew led to the road to the Theatre, and began walking first of all uphill, and then downhill, the road becoming less of a road, and more of a dirt path!! We were quite excited, but also very nervous that we wouldn’t get there in time.
Published on Aug 26, 2013