It was very nice not to have to be up at 6am with breakfast at 7am, and then out on the road. Instead I made it to the dining room at a leisurely 9am. English breakfast tea in a tea pot! Bliss.
After breakfast we set off to the laundromat or Lavanderia (as they call in in Italy), we caught up with Janice and Gregg, and Yvonne and Scott there.
There was also a good looking Italian woman who was very frustrated as the second dryer was not working, as someone had put the wrong coins in. Of course all the men set about trying to sort it for her. Brett went back to the hotel and got the tweezers out of his bike tool kit, and came back and removed the two coins. She was very grateful and told Brett he was just like MacGyver.
After the laundromat I went back to the room to catch up with the blog.
Then off for lunch, we decided to go back to Eataly for the 2nd course we hadn’t tried on the blackboard menu.
We had white wine: Movia Sauvignon Blanc, and we shared two different courses – Filetto di orata gratinato ai pistachio gamberi e zucchini (a very nice fillet of fish with a nice coating and cheese) and Frito misto croccante (fried squid and prawn rings).
We then wandered around for awhile, then had an afternoon siesta.
Later on the way to dinner, we could not help noticing the number of motor bikes and scooters parked at each curb.
For dinner we had a wine – Bastianich Vespa Rosso, and Brett had fillet of beef which was was very nice, I had slow roasted pork which was tough because it was overdone.
Then back to the hotel to get organised for tomorrow. We have 120 km to ride, but only 650 meters climbing.