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Then as the hottest part of the day took hold, we meandered back to the hotel, where we consumed 2 glasses of cold Italian white wine each with some nibbly bits - and then had a well deserved siesta in our cool room! That evening we had nothing planned and so we went to a favourite restaurant just 20 yards from the hotel and had a table outside in the street. We enjoyed a really wonderful gourmet meal. The plates at this Trattoria are highly decorated – pictures can describe them better than words. Not only was the meal good, but every so often the patron's son turned down the lights and mimed, so we thought, to some famous tenor arias even some with a full chorus singing. After dinner I went inside and kidded him about his ‘performance’ and as we said we would be back tomorrow we looked forward to some more singing. He smiled and promised us more of the same. Altogether very memorable. Jane ate bream, which was on the bone and delicious, and H. had lobster tails in a wine sauce with a Tuscan ham roulade. We each had a dessert, Jane a strawberry panecotta, and Harvey a 3 choc fondant. we retired to bed exhausted!

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