Although we had days of sunshine and rain during our month in Italy and on our last day the weather was almost like a Summer's day, it did seem as if Autumn was on the way with chillier evenings. We didn't need the log stove and central heating on except for a couple of days, but it's always good to run the system and it's a comfort in an evening.
Our neighbours were beginning to take advantage of some dry weather to make a start on picking up the olives, something we've never cultivated ourselves, as well as gathering produce on their vegetable plots, especially the tomatoes.
We took a break from gardening and housework to take him out and about. There's plenty of interest to see locally and on the day trip to Rome we travelled into the city by train. On that day our grandson measured on an app that we'd walked 12 kilometres around some of the historic centre.
Here are a set of photos of our time out and about in the local small towns:-
|time for a coffee and a hot chocolate drink for our grandson|
Some relatives came over in an evening and we also
went to their home in the old village where
the houses have been converted into cozy, comfortable homes.