Traffic out of Fiumicino north was horrendous and took us longer than it ought to get to Borgo di Vagli,www.clubborgodivagli.com, about 2 hours northeast of Rome.
Stopped at the lovely hillside town of Cortona, where we’d been once before, for a stroll around. Apart from it’s charm, it has a terrific wineshop, Molesini (dal 1937), www.molesini-market.com, although thinking we’d be back this trip, I foolishly neglected to buy the 2004 Poggio di Sotto Brunello Riserva, just sitting on the shelf.
We had a nice lunch outdoors on the patio at La Locanda nel Loggiato, www.locandanelloggiato.it, before heading to Borgo, about 18km from Cortona.
We were met by a wild boar on the way in, unpacked and wandered around the attractive grounds before having a much-needed nap.
Sat on our own patio and had salumi and cheese and wine as we watched the sun set.