It feels like forever since we updated :) and at the same time, no time at all!
We've explored the city, been to Raffaello's home, walked around the city walls, been to the gelateria, the Ducal Palace, the museums, the beach, the crypt...
Today we went to the cemetery where my relatives are all 'buried'. Which was...well, I'm very glad we went. I talked a bit about them to John and the boys. Got a bit sad, because I just wish they all could have met. And we talked about the different Italian customs regarding the dead. Sherlock loved the crypts there - you can see bones in some of them.
Tomorrow the weather seems like it'll be a bit wet, so we're going to explore some amazing caves near here. They are just...awesome. huge.
Sherlock has charmed the locals into giving him all sorts of things, with his (very good) attempts at Italian. Mycroft has charmed them in completely different ways, if you see what I mean...he doesn't get extra ice cream and boiled sweets. He gets told what a wonderful handsome young man he is :)
Sherlock has eaten at least his own body weight in pizza and ice cream, and is still rushing up and down hills and steps and alleyways like a madman.
We may visit San Marino one day -rather depends on weather! But everyone seems to enjoy just being in the city.. I do!
The hotel is lovely. We have spa baths. Which John and I can fit in together.
I've bumped into a few people i knew as a kid. Lots of people don't leave here. As they all day 'why would you?'. But Sherlock says I talk too fast when I meet people I know, and he can't follow it.
Not all of them are at all happy about my sexual preferences either...the looks on their faces is something else. But equally others aren't at all concerned. Italy's a funny old place, sometimes.
Anyway, must go. Sherlock is 'starving' again....and it's nly 5pm, so we won't eat for another four or five hours!