Astoria Residence Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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Well today was another travel day. Checked out of Florence this morning and headed to Parma. It was really just a short train ride away. I'm getting used to riding the trains now, still an interesting experience, especially when they slow down really quickly before crossing a bridge. :) On our train ride we got to stop in Bologna to change over to …
... and just how you would imagine an Italian village/town to be.
After a couple of cups of coffee we set off for Parma and arrived at our hotel for the night.
The hotel was located on the north side of the city and the room was probably the best that we had been accommodated in so far.
We dumped our bags and got a taxi into the city ...
... Petromoli before climbing over the Cisa pass which was fantastic. From the top of the pass it was just a few km descent down to Berceto.
The coastal road was quite busy but the pass was deserted.
Before Petromoli we passed though a extensive area of quarries with huge slabs and blocks of marble ready for use as a raw material.
We have 131.5km on the clock for the ...
... and apologised for getting him up late last night.....you'll note that staying up late is a bit of theme with us. The taxi showed up, we jumped in and he immediately headed off in the wrong direction, he obviously had to keep up the reputation that Milan's Taxi Drivers are rip off merchants....so I say to Rhid, "This guy is going the wrong way".. and we slowly take a couple of turns until we're heading the right way. We get to Centrale Station and I can see Rhid is ...
... for telling her what to do...."Oh for Gods sake" was the gist of it! We phoned the hotel and were talked in by the receptionist on speakerphone. Left hotel to visit the Duomo, to see the paintings in the church by Parmigianino. The painting of the Virgin Mary's ascent to Heaven in the Cupola was described as 'floating through a sea of limbs, faces and swirling clouds', a 'hash of frogs legs' and later by Charles Dickens ...