Fred and I left Rome to visit our dear friends Steve and Denise in Spoleto, their hometown-for-the-year. It took us almost an hour and a half to arrive at the Spoleto train station. We had a train picnic consisting of a salmon sandwich, zuchinni 'pizza' and little sushi looking meditarranean cheeses. For 6 euro we ate pretty well.
Steve and Denise picked us up at the train station and wisked us away to their apartment just inside the walled portion of the city. The entrance to their apartment is right where Denise is looking.
Denise and I walked to their favorite local baker to buy bread to go with dinner.
We had an early dinner as we had tickets to see a show at 7pm. We arrived for the first day of the annual Spoleto festival! Steve made a delicious dinner of pasta cheese sacks with chopped zuchinni, wine, and bread. (Thanks Steve!)
The show (about a national military hero named Giuseppe Garibaldi) was located at the Roman theater which was built in the 1st century AD. Virtually impossible to understand and/or follow it was fun to listen to the periodic music, and to be in the ancient theater.
We ended our evening at a newly reopened bar overlooking the city of Spoleto. Spoleto is beautiful.