Astoria Hotel Italia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today we picked up a rental car and headed for the mountains! As with many rentals, we got something bigger than we reserved because that was what they had...it's not too big though, and so far it has treated us well. Grant is getting back into the hang of driving a stick shift and Bonnie is navigating us through the mountain roads. The scenery today was just beautiful. So much green! We saw tons of paragliders and a few hang gliders ...
... I just want one but he says no and indicates that I must have all of the pieces that are strung together. I say no to garlic but I am sure we can use the chillies. My mum is given 4 tomatoes and 4kg of oranges and the man then informs us that we owe €30. We are flabbergasted and tell him to forget it. He relents and puts back 2kg of oranges, telling us we owe €10 each. My mum pays him – she’s a soft-hearted kind and I think she feels sorry for him, but I say ...
... I sit and stare into the water... White stones border it's path with the pine trees creating a walled canyon. The water gently flows along looking like a painted watercolour. As the light dims and the grounds chill rises, I make my way back to camp. Salmon swim upstream, catching food drifting down. The rush of crystal blue water pools up in limestone bunkers, while some salmon take refuge in them from the currents push. I dip my toes ...
... Our last stop was Venzone, a fortified town with a charming central square. The town was destroyed in an earthquake in 1976 and rebuilt with international aid. The town suffered many casualties but the effort taken to restore it to its former beauty is commendable. Tomorrow we venture to the Dolomites to work off the diet of meat and cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Pics to follow when we have better internet to download ...
... breathtaking Soca River Valley - the road had 50 really tight switchbacks. Before touring Soca River Valley we stopped to see woman's face on the mountain, a Russian church, a former largest ski flying jump at Kranjaska Gora (near Italian border), and sampled blueberry "blintz". Group dinner in Kobarid. Trout, pasta, ice cream w/pumpkin seed oil. Buddy talks.