Astra Hotel

Viale Cavour 55, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, 44121, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ferrara

"I don't think you should drive down here."

A travel blog entry by twofoodies

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... to be larger than St Peter's in Rome, but in 1561, some 169 years after building had started, Pope Pius IV blocked construction by commissioning a new university on the basilica's eastern flank.

Video Girl and Battery Boy arrived at Vicolo Columbino restaurant and found it empty other than one other couple. They looked at each other and wondered whether this meant the restaurant wasn't very good but decided to stay so settled for an outdoor ...

An interesting day driving thru Tuscan mountains

A travel blog entry by yurgo56

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Yesterday we collected our second hire car; the lady at Hertz assured me it was a good car - Fiat 500L. Well after driving it for a day I can see the significance of the 500; I reckon it is the size of the motor as it is not that powerful, however we have been trekking through some pretty steep and high hills. There are signs up everywhere warning about snow and chains on the tyres. We have decided to call this one Francesca Fiat, ...

Last day of cooking school

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

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We had one last day of the pasta fest! This morning we made tortellini, capelacci (little hats) and ravioli. We made 4 different stuffings and 4 different sauces. That was great and pretty easy once you have the pasta sheet making down. See how yellow the pasta is from the orange egg yolks? It was hot today and we came home after our pasta lunch- we finally learned to pace ourselves ...

Cooking school day 2

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

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Another great but exhausting day at cooking school. We start in the market with Stefano, who runs the school. Then the morning making pasta and sauces. We made tagliatelle and gnocchi. We served the tagliatelle with bolognese (meat sauce) and the gnocchi with rabbit sauce. It was the best gnocchi we have ever had. And easy to make. I promise to make it for friends and family!! We went back to our room ...

Cooking school day one

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

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We had a great day, but tiring, in cooking school. We met in the am and went to the market to get our produce, meat, and cheese for the day. Lovely little stalls or shops with very high quality. In the am we learned to make pasta with a rolling pin the traditional way. Not easy! But we will practice. Then we made lasagna and cannelloni with bechamel sauces. Excellent! Had ...

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