Decided at the very last moment to go to Italy for a week. We are going to grab a car at Rome airport and then head off into the area of Abruzzo for a few days. Basing ourselves in a little B&B in Scanno, do some hiking, weather permitting, eat some amazing local food, sample a fair range of Montepulciano wines (just to ensure consistency) and drive around the area. Perhaps go up to LÁquila to see how it is after the earth quake a year ago. We are then going back to Rome Friday afternoon to spend a weekend in the ‘Eternal City’ and have dinner with friends. Not bad for a last minute decision.