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The further south we travelled, the state of the Italian econmy or the impact of the GFC became more apparent. Hotels, resorts, large buildings, small buildings, housing estates, houses, all abandoned in various stages of completion. Older buildings and homes were not immune either, and fields that once were cropped now overgrown with weeds.
Finding a hotel that was actually open was becoming the challenge of the day. We went off our intended track ...
... listen to. I think we had a tour through 40+ rooms.
Outside, we had about an hours free time to have a look around the gardens. They were indeed 'bella'. We saw some white peacocks & one of them had chicks - so cute!!
There was a scenic vista point where you could get a good view of the lake and the gardens - I climbed up there. What was nice, there were boards with details of the history - so spent some time reading those. On ...
... about 5ish - the whole coach was going on a dinner excursion to fisheman island to a little fish restaurant. We weren't due to get the boat until 7.30, so some time to have a look round, shower & get changed.
It was still raining heavily so I managed some strategic ducking in to various gift shops.
The hotel was lovely (we have been lucky with the lakeside hotels)
I was on the top floor with a huge balcony :-)
7.30pm - ...
... a swim in the water but it is not compulsory! There was also a huge bottle of champagne/fizzy wine that was going round (see picture).
Hot off the press, photos from today of the cooking lesson for tagliatelle.
Having dinner tonight in front of the television to watch Napoli in their first game of the season. Serious business in Italy and I expect 'nonna' will be at the front cheering on her team!
Been writing this weeks report throughout the week…
Sunday 15 August
This was not a day to choose to have a sleep on the beach! If you are on a coastal town for this national holiday, then tradition has it that at some point during the day, you are going to get wet…very wet. Prepared with bottles and buckets of water I walked over to the beach. As soon as I set foot out the door, I was a target. Not just any old target, but a foreign target. I was public ...