Albergo I Villini
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We had stayed unexpectedly and briefly in Pontassieve in 2002 and our memory of the town was vastly different to the reality. The town is a LOT larger than we remembered. My memory of I Villini was solid though. A gorgeous B&B, full of Tino's unique artwork and Angela's special touches, in a tree-lined street opposite the Sieve River. Angela …
... and Spring. We all came out with one or two favourites to discuss. The highlight for me was seeing a painting l did a study on in year 12. I wrote a paper on famous women artists and compared Caravaggio´s ´Judith beheading Holofernes' with Artimesia Gentileschi´s painting 'Judith slaying Holofernes´ It was amazing seeing Artimesia´s painting in real life.
We came out after 9pm to streets full of people. There were street ...
... overs' so to speak. It did become a little challenging in the last 100 metres to find a clear path through the pools of regurgitated 'who knows what', broken glass and areas by the smell used for a quick pee!
I made it with about 30 minutes to wait as the trains were all running late, unheard of but it did give me a chance to do some people watching and guess who I saw - my theatrical friend - working the crowd of hung over youth at the station. He looked fresh as a daisy ...
Today we are moving on from our lovely Menaggio villa and its convenient location, that's has allowed us to do day trips into Switzerland. leaving behind the vistas of snow capped mountains, with Lake Como below and its tranquil shores dotted with little villages and their Italian life style. We have decided to catch an early morning ferry from Menaggio, across the lake to Verona on the east side, we have done this so that we can travel south down a side of the lake we have ...
... 8211; especially with the dramatic shift in temperatures reeking havoc on our clothes in recent days. After getting a lay of the land, we found a nearby coin laundry and enjoyed a local pizzeria (yeah, they’re everywhere around Italy) while we waited for our clothes to finish their cleaning cycles. We wandered around for a moment while we were waiting as well, during which time we asked the age-old question, "What could possibly be so ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed