Most excellent shortcut to the pool through the guarded truffle-picking field. Unexpected 4WD fun actually, a very steep hill with tight s-bends on loose shingle and clumpy (is that a word) earth. I haven’t had to use high ratio yet but the car actually stalled in first. Had to roll back down in reverse while switching to hi–fun. And at the end of it you come out of the woods at an old farmhouse with a gorgeous pool–am liking this :-)

Right, just off to Pisa to pick up the girls so I think I’ll stop posting for a couple weeks.