Nuovo Hotel del Porto
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At the end of the second world war the Italian-Yugoslav border was cast with the Slovenian city of Gorica just inside Italy. Tito's very communist reaction was to build a new city (the imaginatively monikered Nova Gorica) immediately across the Yugoslav border so the two cities effectively merged but with the iron curtain down the middle. With …
... maybe?, then it's almost certain, this is where it came from. All the marble at St. Peters in Rome came from there too. Naturally the town has loads of marble everywhere too, in the fountains, piazza's, church facades, stairs etc, and every July, they leave large blocks of marble around the town centre and invite sculptors to create something with it. Anything goes apparently, which is maybe not so surprising when you learn that Carrara became the cradle ...
Went into centre of Modena today. Surprised by relaxed atmosphere and old buildings. Part of of must visit cities of Northern Italy inspired by watching too many tv chefs. Think this was two fat grumpy Italian chiefs or similar title. Anyway been to bologna and Palma so thought it time to visit Modena. Never looks inspiring from autostrada in fact looks a real dump. However took bull by horns and headed for centre. Wow, really old ...
Drove to Modena along autostrada. Huge numbers of huge trucks. Truck decides to overtake another truck going half a mile an hour slower than it. This then causes loads of macho men in small inadequate puntos to slow down and bunch up. Macho men in trucks battle it out for half an hour while other macho men in inadequate cars buzz around like inadequate wasps, Behind them. Less and less space ...
... thought was soon forgotten as the restaurant rapidly filled to capacity as they examined the menu.
Battery Boy selected zucchini soufflé in saffron sauce with salami wafers for entree, followed by pork shank with onion jam and potatoes, and for dessert a Panna cotta. Video Girl had Burghul and cabbage timbale with sheep cheese sauce followed by spaghetti with traditional bolognaise sauce. They had a lovely meal.
They walked from the rear of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed