Checked into Hotel Tiber, about 5 minutes drive from the Fiumicino Airport. Nice spot with views of the marina, the ocean beyond and the sound of seagulls and the ocean.

Since it’s our last evening in Italy, it was only appropriate that we gave ourselves a proper send-off … prosecco, as one does.

Supper was fettuccine with lobster and zucchini flowers. Beautiful.

All packed and ready to leave in the morning. It’s always bittersweet at the end of a good trip, but nothing tops arriving home, especially when home is Cape Town.