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Travel Blogs from Alpe di Siusi
While yesterday was about Richard achieving a bucket-list goal and climbing the majestic Stelvio alpine mountain, today saw Susan achieve her goal of cycling further than she ever has before, through some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. But more on that later..... We started the day with breakfast in the stately dining room of the Bellevue Hotel. Chandeliers, high ceilings, a fancy waiter, and yummy eggs, cheeses and cold meats as per most brekkies over ...
... showing Arthur and Charlegmane, panels illustrating the love story of Tristan and Iseult, as well as the story of Garel of the Blooming Valley. I think the original goals of the frescos was to help the rather lowly Vintler brothers gain status in the Tyrolean aristocracy, but if you look closely you can learn a lot about about the culture and styles of the day. I snapped a few photos of the frescos.
... a couple light pasta entrees and we did not disagree. Chris had a ricotta and spinach tortellati ragout and mine was tagliatelle fatte (kind of a wide, flat noodle) with radicchio and bresaola. They were quickly prepared by a jovial Italian cook, who, when he poked his head out, seemed relieved we ordered something requiring cooking. Such a lucky accident we wondered in there.
... in the mountains by an arrow to the chest and a severe cut to the hand--he bled to death--later analysis found the blood of at least three other men on his clothing, so he went down with a fight and was crossing a glacier when he died.
He had a number of physical ailments, so it is remarkable that he had lived to the ripe old age of 45, only to die in a fight and on the ...
... very oily but good.
After dinner, we stopped for gelato, Chris's first. The server, Tanya, was aghast at this situation and had him try a few flavors (starting with Nutella) before he settled on lime. He doesn't like rich ice cream in warm weather.
We finished our gelatos while we sat on a bench in the piazza, watching the light fade and people come and go. This was a precious ...
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed