Castello di Petrata
Travel Blogs from Assisi
... Um-Bertie-Day (?)) to get some groceries. After that 'exciting' experience, we drove back to the villa, and ate dinner. Dads just told us about how we should shake out our shoes before putting them on, not leave anything but books on our dresser, and shake our clothes before we put them on, just in case we find a scorpion hiding away! I'm a bit nervous now. Thanks a lot dad.
Got to go check my bed for scorpions.
... for airport in Florence and then got onto auto strada (freeway). Heading in right direction we arrived around 4.30 pm after a deviation to another factory outlet. This is the night we stay in a castle "under the Tuscan sun"! The photos hopefully give you a better picture than my ...
... it said in one of the guide things that there are grass snakes, vipers, and scorpions (okay. Admittedly the scorpions are only 3 cm long, and grass snakes are harmless, but still...)! We walked up through the grass in blistering heat, until (finally!) we got to the fence that bordered the driveway. I had no idea how we were all going to get across, but then dad gave us all a ...
... some more.). We turned off the main road, and drove past dusky yellow abandoned buildings, that looked like they could be haunted, then turned off onto a white pebbly road. We drove up the side of the hill, on this narrow white road, until we stopped outside a stone building to try work out where the villa was. Dad went to talk to the people in the building, and he came back with the news that this was the villa! We talked to ...
... the mountain. We got a tour of the Basilica of Saint Francis, which is a 2 story church covered in beautiful frescoes. We visited Francis' tomb which is something I'll never forget for it's holiness. Then we went up to the upper Basilica to see the lightness and airiness of its frescoes. It really is an amazing Basilica, but unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures inside. Our tour guide was a bit smelly too, which we all assumed was because they live in such ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking