I was up before sunrise and woke Lisa to watch it with me out our window overlooking the wide valley. Hill layered after hill, each swimming in the morning mists as the sun came up. The light was dim and blue. Every few minutes the light changed the colors and textures. The bats fluttering by reminded us of how we used to get a lot of bats flying over our Bucks County home (a fungal infection has nearly wiped them all out). As the day got brighter the bats were replaced by swallows. Then there were the songbirds... I didn't recognize any of their songs. All this was right outside our window. It was like a painting coming alive. We can hardly believe we are really here.
We showered and got ready for the day. Lucas loved having his own bathroom and bedroom. The TV only had a couple of channels but Lucas got to see some silly Italian cartoons and Italian shopping channel selling some sort of cooker. Breakfast was an assortment of the goodies left by Cosona's owner and from our shopping trip the night before. It was nice having a cozy, rustic place to call home.
After our breakfast, we strolled the grounds and took pictures... this place is so perfect I wish we were staying more than two days. Lucas and Mom even played a quick game of ping-pong set up in a stone pavilion.
We then packed up and headed out on the road for our first tour of Pienza, our nearby hilltown.