Welcome to the 368th Tablescape Thursday!
As I type this, my laptop says it’s 3:24 PM, but I know that’s EST time back home in Georgia. The handy little “Dual Clock” widget on my phone informs me that it’s actually 9:24 PM where my physical body finds itself…Rome, Italy.
After traveling over 5,000 miles and crossing six time zones, I arrived early this morning just in time to catch this beautiful sunrise as we were nearing Rome.
The internet service was great earlier today, nice and fast. Now it’s crawling at a snail’s pace as I create this post. We’re talking shades of dial up! Each photo takes several minutes to upload, even when the photo and the resolution are reduced to the size appropriate for posting online. I’m guessing other guests in the hotel have all returned from their sightseeing for the day and are online, and perhaps that’s the reason for the slowness.
Sharing photos on Instagram is much faster and easier during the day, so be sure and follow along there for frequent updates as I take you to the Tuscany region and the Amalfi coast over the next couple of weeks. I’ve already begun sharing a few pics but there will be a lot more to follow as the trip really gets underway tomorrow. You’ll find BNOTP on Instagram here: Between Naps On The Porch on Instagram
The Room Key
This is the key each guest is given when checking in. It weights a ton and is an awkward fit inside a Travelon travel bag. lol You wouldn’t want to lug it around the city while out touring for the day.
I was told you drop it off at the front desk each time you leave the hotel, then retrieve it upon your return. They have these cute cubbie holes on the wall behind the desk where they store your room key while you are out.
First order of business today once I was in my room, was to turn on the air and cool it down a bit. Ummm, where’s 75 degrees on this thing? 😉
No tablescape to share this week but I did snap a quick photo of the yummies they served us at a little “Welcome” gathering we had in the bar area of the hotel this evening. The small ones on the right are Ascoli Olives and they come from the coastal town of Ascoli Piceno, if I’m remembering correctly. The larger ones on the left are rice balls. They had cheese inside and I think a form of tomato sauce since the rice was reddish. They were both really good!
Hope you are feasting well this Tablescape Thursday! I’m looking forward to sharing Italy with you. I have some other great posts lined up over the next two weeks, including some lovely porch Before and Afters!
Update: We just arrived in Chianciano Terme and I snapped a quick pic of the view from the room. It’s almost 3:00 PM here now. Looking forward to sharing some additional photos of this area soon!
Looking forward to the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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