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... to confirm! Half an our later we were ready to start - our chef was a lovely Italian guy named Mario (no ****!) And he got us started straight into the dessert - almond-based chocolate cake (well a type of it). I forget the actual name, but Emma wrote down the recipe so we will never forget it!
After that it was off to speak to the owner, Alina, who explained to us their method for producing olive oil. With approximately 2000 olive trees on the farm (makes our 3 trees at ...
Well, today was one of those absolutely perfect "this is my bloody Summer Holiday and I'm going to enjoy it" days! We woke earlyish (ahem 9am!) and I was immediately on a mission to bag 2 sunbeds in the prime spots on the lake front. I dashed down there to lay out my towels like a true Continental, and returned for a hasty breakfast. No time to shower, just grabbed my kit bag full of essentials; sun tan cream, wet wipes, ...
... usual way, by reading, while Lyn went for a bike ride around the lake. He came back enthused by what he had seen and done. He rode about 12 miles and up some incredibly steep hills, does a 1 in 4 gradient mean anything to anyone??
Once he came back and chilled for all of 5 minutes I decided it was time we went for a walk. The nearest town of Passignano was only a mile down the road so we sauntered down there. We walked near the lake, ...
... was a reasonable restaurant at the top, where we had lunch before coming back down.
We then proceeded to the low for the day, which involved a visit to the Grotte di Frasassi. These are a series of caves, discovered in 1971, that stretch for over 30km. We went on a guided tour that showed us about 1km of them. Amazing. Fantastic shapes, stalactites, stalagmites, strange rocks, calcite waterfalls, and everything. Despite mistakenly ...
... good night’s sleep, until the noisy Italians had a big loud chat at 12.30am just outside! The thunderstorm was amazing and the rain torrential. The management had lifted all the drains to allow the water to try and run off as the whole site was getting waterlogged. Little gullies and dykes had been hastily built. Great! We chilled out in the Dub discussing religion, listening to music and reading. Praying for better weather tomorrow to dry everything ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet