Saturday was another gorgeous day – started getting hot by 9 or so. I swept the outside stairs and the terrace from all the dust caused by the air-con installation, then spread out the yoga mat for another nice stretch.
Just after noon we left for a day-trip to Trevi, which was very lovely. We had lunch at a little place on the main square – we both had the lasagna-of-the-day, which was very good – tasty, with lots of cheese. There were 3 or 4 eating places all next door to each other on one side of the main piazza, with a large parking area for cars and tour busses. I thought they all had inside restaurants and we were just at the small outside area but, at least the one we were at, was more like just a kitchen and small counter area for 2 or 3 people to sit and drink, along with a very tiny bathroom.
After lunch we took a walk around the old part of the town – it’s quite high on a hill so has sweeping views of the whole valley below, including Foligno to the north and Montefalco to the west.
The town is really pretty, with many beautiful lanes, doorways, flowers, wall paintings, etc.
It was lovely to walk around and everywhere I looked there was another thing of beauty or interest, whether it was a painting, a flower pot or a door-knocker, or simply the lane itself.
Back in Papiano again when we were walking from the campervan to the house I noticed what I thought was a dead bird in the middle of the lane – but it was actually still alive. I told a fellow down the way about it and that is wasn’t dead yet and he said ‘oh well – that’s life – or I guess that’s death’. We had left-over meat-loaf for dinner followed by our daily trip down to Poppy’s for a nightcap. On the way back I saw that the bird (a lark) had flapped and flopped its way down to the small piazza/parking area near the house so I tried to help it – I picked it up with two hands (and got bitten on the finger) and lifted it into a nearby plant in a large pot. Maybe it’ll survive and maybe not – as the man earlier said….