Hotel Conte Ruggero
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... protective of our little riding group, Janet (with me on my moto), George and Dee on a moto and John on his moto. Having Rob and Gretchen (Rob’s wife) along changes the riding dynamics but I still enjoy riding with him just the same. For whatever reason, we were running late and night was quickly enveloping us. At one point, we became separated from Rob and Gretchen. The rest of us were on the GPS route so we figured we would just see ...
... English so it was a rather interesting experience trying to communicate. Jake had a phrase book but it didn't get us far. We managed to communicate to get wifi so we used an app on our iPhones that when spoken into translates to another language. At least now we had a means of understanding each other. Silvia offered for us to stay and before I knew it we were sitting down to a 3 course meal. They were so kind and generous especially considering that Todd and I were complete ...
... It was actually kind of cute. The woman gave me a satisfied look and walked back downstairs. The following morning, I woke up to find that I had become the butt of jokes between all the Italians there. Sure, laugh at the American who didn't want to sleep with a scorpion dangling precariously above her head. Hilarious.
Villa della Cupa was a bit awkward at first because I barely knew anyone. It was getting dark and I really wanted to explore, so I saw ...
... we gave that up in favour of the free area that had the most amazing views of the town above sitting on the cliff face, beautiful clear aqua water and clear sands. Wow! No wonder it was so popular, that was the only downside of course, the crowds... but we always swam further out away from the shallow area and got our daily exercise by treading water and floating in the open waters.
We also enjoyed the local specialty, which ...
... of what it might be like to live in this part of the world. Many British people do end up retiring here and we can see why.
Our new hotel is just outside a place called Foligno which is 4kms from Spello. While the hotel is modern and a little impersonal for us, it offers easy access to various places that we want to explore in Umbria like Spello, Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Montefalco and Spoleto. Maybe Orvieto too although that looks like it could be the next ...
How has this b&b rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking