As you know, originally we had hoped to do some outdoor activities on this trip – some combination of hiking and biking but as the events of the last three weeks unfolded, we’re thinking we may need to limit my activity a bit more (we’re still hoping I’ll be up for a hike by the end of the next week; besides the pain it’s the unexpected exhaustion that’s the real issue).
So as a bit of a treat, we’ve hired Peter Kilby to do a tour with us. Originally we’d hoped to at least see him for a meal or drinks, but instead decided to hire him for a full-day tour. And it is a full day!
We present a bit of a challenge to Peter because we’ve visited the area several times, but he’s put together an itinerary that hits on places we haven’t been but that I had hoped to visit.
We’re going to meet him outside the Church of San Biaggio. From there:
1st stop – Chiusi, the Etruscan museum & the Duomo there.
2nd stop – Castiglione del Lago
3rd stop – if around lunchtime he knows a great ‘truckers’ stop opposite the Lake Trasimeno.
4th stop – the Celle di S.Francesco behind Cortona (we’ve been here before but had hoped to return).
5th stop – if I’m up for it, we’re going to head out to Perugia.
So you can see an incredibly filled day.