Albergo Della Roccia
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Breakfast at the hotel and a visit to the battistero and the cathedral. Found a deli and bought up big - parma ham, parma cheese, balsamic, Lambrusco and olive oil. Lunch out at La Forchetta - just below our room window! Highlight was the Aubergine parmagiana with smoked cheese. Beautiful old town... Now enjoying the local produce at home with a bottle of ...
Left home and started our 5 hr drive at 0930 and after going over the gotthard pass we stopped for lunch in Bissone at La Palma hotel restaurant for a lovely lunch right by lake Lugano. Had an amazing pistachio crusted lamb and strawberries for dessert and very strong coffee (much needed). Sienna was very content in the car - giggling at granny making silly noises and faces. Continued on to ...
... or face a long detour. There is a water taxi service to 'legitimately' transport pilgrims from the bank on one side to the other bank 4kms downstream. You have to phone the ferryman to arrange a mutually convenient time and he has an impressive stamp to mark the occasion in your pilgrim's passport. It was a great thrill, I can tell you.
Pavia had been an interesting overnight stop. It is a university city and because of the graduation ceremony season, the tourist office ...
... look like they most likely grew up here in Italy and seem very much at ease. But I notice a passerby looking at them and then talking angrily on his phone. A few minutes later the police show up.
The police talk (politely it seems) to the guys, telling them they're not supposed to play volleyball in the park. Somehow I suspect that it wasn't the volleyball that got the caller angry, though...
Some things in Italy are changing. Some things ...
... our somewhat dormant Italian. We were then on to what has been the goal of much of our travel – a place to unpack and do laundry with no need to move on the next day.
We are in Prota (that few have heard of), which is 11 miles NE of Aulla (that few have heard of) as the Fiat flies, which is 12 miles NE of La Spezia (that readers of Rick Steves have heard of), which is 60 miles SE of ...