Here’s one view.
That’s the village of Lugnano in Umbria, the heart of Italy. The view is from our room at Palazzo Majo, a B&B that quickly became “My House in Umbria.”
When Joe suggests a town to visit, a restaurant, a bottle of wine, or a certain dish on a menu, he knows what he’s talking about. And the brothers make your problem their problem. When we discovered the air conditioning didn’t work in our rental car, Joe found us a mechanic who righted the wrong. (And Europcar happily reimbursed us when presented with the receipt.)
We had the place to ourselves the first two nights, and on the third, we were joined by couples from Scotland and the Netherlands. The dynamic duo had us all on the patio for happy hour, three couples and our hosts, chatting away like old friends five minutes after the first bottle of wine was opened.
We visited old friends in one of the great cities of the world (Rome) and at the head of the Amalfi coast (Sorrento). But I’m so glad we have new friends in a new place. One of the most serene places I’ve ever seen.
Oh, to wake up in the morning, and open the windows and…(sigh.)