Travel Blogs from Citta di Castello
On July 3 we drove to Gorganza castle in the middle of nowhere in Tuscany, Italy. It is a castle converted into a hotel. There we checked in, unpack and changed to go to the pool. At the pool we saw Alex Donovan, from my baseball team!!! He was traveling with the Stanford alumni family vacation group. We didn't even think that we would see anybody we knew. I guess it's a small world after all! ...
We woke up early today and did some last minute packing and cleaning. We ate breakfast then went off to Perugia, the capital an biggest city of Umbria. The drive took an hour and a half, and wasn't particularly nice, but I got to talk to you most of the way which was nice. We arrived at the hotel and this funny old Italian lady who kept grabbing me and Nims cheeks checked us in. It's nice and clean but the wifi doesn't work so great, but it's only for a night. After ...
... As funny as that sounds, I needed a reason to get out of bed. I was sleeping 10-12 hours a night, because I had nothing better to do. Finally, I wanted a break from moving about. It is very taxing after a time, and I was ready to stay in one place for a substantial amount of time. *enter stage left! the Millington clan* To deal with all of this, I went to work at the Mazzaforte guest house with the Millington's. And it was the best thing I have done ...
... the air conditioning in the car or just look through the window and just soak up the general jist of it. If we do park and get out and walk around there's a small window of opportunity for sightseeing before we need to dive into a Trattoria for coffee or lunch or a Gelateria in the afternoon for the life saving benefits of frozen sugar.
However, the getting out and looking thing is really worth the trudging up and down ...
... I live with, as far as planning things goes. And I am still a little afraid they're mad at me. Probably, I would be mad at me too, but being me and not them, I keep thinking, I really didn't know and how was I supposed to know?? Rick Steve's guidebook didn't say how to use the train system.
What I did realize, however, is that in a section of the guidebook not related to Cortona, but in the introduction to hill towns in general, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking