La Foresteria del Castello
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Travel Blogs from San Giorgio Canavese
... easy enough walking to get my Kindle out and start another book. I haven't been able to read since about Besancon I think. Rolled into this town cum city about 4 looking for the tourist office. The pilgrimage may seem to be all about the walking but actually each day's big worry is where I am going to be able to sleep. The walking is just how I spend the day. It's not a worry, doesn't take up ...
... behind me until I notice them (my earphones blot out most noise) the Swiss use their horn and the Italians just try to squeeze past without slowing down. If I end my days with a swipe of red paint across my ass there is likely to be an imprint of an Italian number plate as well. Tonight I am at a Pilgrim hostel, essentially a small room with 3 pairs of bunks. The Swiss guy from last night is there along with ...
A nice short day. Warm sunshine. No pressure to get accommodation as I had decided to stay at the campsite listed in my book and shown on the map. Coped with lack of lunch as I had the hotel's "Full Italian Breakfast" ie a glass of fruit juice, a pan au chocolat and a coffee. Just arriving at Ivrea when an Italian version of Peter Selman accosted me. Not only did this unfortunate man have an uncanny resemblance to Peter ...
... to try and eat something other than pizza. Not easy when the alternatives seem to be twice the price and I do really like pizza. But 5 weeks of it might have cured me of that for a long time. Arrived in this small town and was faced with a choice of a fairly upmarket hotel and the 5 course dinner or just keeping on walking in the hope of eventually finding somewhere to ...
... bicycles! We biked part of the way on a bike path, along with lots of other people and dogs . .. And then we headed off on the city streets. It was pretty hairy - with all the traffic and cars parked every which way. I fell at one point - trying to make a sharp turn onto a sidewalk with these stone stanchions in the way. Fortunately there were no huge busses or cars in my way and I escaped with a bent seat and a little blood! Not bad! Anyway - we made it! We showered ...
How has this castle rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed