On our last morning, the sun made it's first real appearance of the trip (of course) so we decided to stop at the little hilltop town of Palleroso on our way out of the area.
We had taken the drive up the day before, but the heavy rain made it impossible (and zero fun) to walk around.
The astonishing thing about Palleroso was how new it looked (well, new in the context of something that is clearly very old). It seems that Tuscany is heavy with these little towns only most are in various states of melancholy, quietly waiting for their glory days to return. Memories linger. I think it filled both of us with a little happiness that someone is clearly tending to Palleroso and looking ahead.
We waved at another charmingly small little hill town from atop our charmingly small hill town.
Views from Palleroso
The church in the small center "square."
And then we headed homeward. Something I learned about Italian rest stops, the bigger ones have great food! The above feast is our lunch, purchased from a chain called Autogrill. Granted, our rest stop meal on the way to Barga was much...humbler, but still, a small nugget of info worth filing away.
Thanks for re-living our trip with me. I hope your Friday lets you off easy into the weekend.