I have to say that I have found a whole new community of friends here at Il Sasso. Today we had Alberto in the morning, and Costanza told us in the afternoon that he thought we had done very well with the congiutivo. During the first pausa, Sara Czech, Henrietta, and I walked as fast as we could al mercato. It’s only on Thursdays, so as soon as I got my fiori di zuchine e pomidori, we had to rush back to the school.
This afternoon we met at the school to go on an excursion to San Quirco and Bagno Vignoni. I’d been to San Quirico before with Kurt and Sandra, and I’d been to Bagno Vignoni twice before. San Quirico was very hot, and it was during the pausa, so it was very dead. Still, Sara, the teacher Sara (troppi Sara!), is an art history expert and led us through the town, two churches, and the park. Next we drove five minutes to Bagno Vignoni, the hot springs famous since Roman times. Sara led us down the path to where the water falls over the cliff into a beautiful aquamarine hot spring with white clay. Of course I didn’t wear my suit, but I jumped in anyway, unable to resist. It felt wonderful, and Sara (Czech) brought her suit, and thankfully lent me her towel for afterwards. We walked up to the Roman piazza, and then most of us ordered an Aperol spritz at a cafe. We had a wonderful time. Il Sasso attracts the most wonderful people.