“ Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle.

Todi in late afternoon and early morning

Fortunately where the bus stopped in Todi, a bar/restaurant was just a few steps away, so we went in to inquire how to get to our lodging.  As luck would have it there was a young man in the bar from Philadelphia whose parents have owned a house in Todi since 2000 and he comes as often as he has time away from work.  We told him our story; thought we'd be able to get up to the historic village, but didn't know how.  He said he would have taken us, except he was using his vespa.  We gave him the name and phone number for our hotel.  No one in the bar had ever heard of it.  He very kindly made a call for us.  Long story, shortened; the young man on duty at Residenzia d'Epoca, at San Lorenzo Tre, near the cathedrale came to pick us up.  Problem solved.

Inside was lovely.  We had a junior suite, two bedrooms and a bath.  Living room, breakfast room and terrace were shared spaces.  Which just meant I shared them with Charlotte since we were the only two staying.


Oh dear, where are we going? Up the stairs up to the Bed and Breakfast.


We were given a bottle of wine by hotel, so up we went to the terrace to enjoy the wine and view.


Breakfast room...for the two of us.


Charlotte pointing out that the ceiling follows the roof line, after I commented on it's unusual shape.


This was painted in the guest book.  A picture is worth.......well, any words, in this case.


Strolling from one cathedral to the other.  The weather is getting cooler so every outdoor cafe chair in main piazza comes with a blanket.

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