Fighting a Cold (raffreddore)

9 Oct

In October, when the night air turns cooler but the days are still warm, Tuscan colds are a plenty. The locals blame it on the change in weather and I’m becoming a believer. But when the sky is bright blue and the weather is in the 70’s, it’s hard to nurse a cold in bed. 

Still, not wanting to spread my germs, we headed to Lago Trasimeno for a walk and lunch. We were also curious about the lake level due to both the summer drought and more recent rains.

What we found didn’t surprise us as Umbria and Tuscany sustained spring and summer months with virtually no rain and intense heat. The lake had not only receded, it actually uncovered sandy beach areas we had never seen before.





After our walk, we stopped at a caffé for a light lunch, but more so to sit in the warm sun and be mesmerized by the clouds dancing on the ripples across the lake.



Walking back to the car, I couldn’t help but stop at this structure for a few more photos.





Tonight for dinner, we made a red and yellow pepper risotto that turned out quite well. 



All in all, a perfect way to not have a cold ruin a beautiful day! 


14 Responses to “Fighting a Cold (raffreddore)”

  1. Charles David Dreher October 9, 2017 at 3:46 PM #

    Aloha Judy,
    Every-time I read one of your blogs about Italian dished, I must go out and enjoy one for lunch or dinner. (Mahalo Nui Loa)Thank you very much for sharing.
    Charles on Oahu

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  2. October 9, 2017 at 3:52 PM #

    Thanks for sharing. What an inspiring way to “fight a cold” Hope you’re felling better. Ciao

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    • blogginginitaly October 9, 2017 at 4:18 PM #

      I am, thanks, actually much better. I’m sure today’s weather/sun helped!


  3. jeanfromcalifornia October 9, 2017 at 3:57 PM #

    Hope you are recovered when we get there. Thanks for helping with my mosquito itch last year. It’s always something isn’t it?
    Hoping to pick your brains on leaping on a local train and taking a day trip into Florence to our favorite restaurant. As I remember you had a memorable experience that included a strike.
    Get better soon!

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    • blogginginitaly October 9, 2017 at 4:20 PM #

      Thanks, Jean. Italians often post their strike schedules so we can check before you go! An easy ride from here, about 75 minutes. And I am feeling much better, thanks!


  4. Sandra October 9, 2017 at 3:59 PM #

    Man! You’re lucky if you can travel and be out with a cold. I was so sick the past 2 Octobers in Cortona and went nowhere. Just stayed in and barricaded the door. Miserable. Let us know if Friday is a problem!

    Sent from my iPad


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    • blogginginitaly October 9, 2017 at 4:22 PM #

      I remember when you were so sick last year…fortunately mine wasn’t nearly that bad and I am feeling much better. Sent you an email.


  5. Judith Knotts October 9, 2017 at 10:30 PM #

    Nothing keeps you down Wonder Woman!

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  6. Royce Larsen October 10, 2017 at 2:24 AM #

    An excellent example of “Carpe Diem” as applied by Horace
    Hope you are improved
    Thank you

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  7. Loren Larsen October 10, 2017 at 5:30 AM #

    What a lovely way to spend the day, cold or no cold!

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