Hotel Club La Villa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Club La Villa Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro
Travel Blogs from Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro
... back into Ronaldo and "Wove" our way back to Panicale .We drove through the Sibillini mountains , with lots of tunnels cutting through the mountain range and many hairpin turns. Noel (aka Fangio) was loving it . We passed through some towns that were familiar - San Pelligrino ( the bottled water source !!) and Norcia ( from where our New Norcia monks originated ). Great drive , lush and green with groves of cypress ( pencil pines ), olives and vines - just gorgeous ...
... coffee in the village of Montegallo, and lunch in Montemanaco after a stiff 4km climb from the valley below. Then we descend through the beautiful village of Montefortino, arriving finally at Amandola, the towering arc of the Sibillini Mountains a constant presence. We follow signs around the top of the town, finally arriving at the imposing Hotel Paradiso through impressive gates, and up a long driveway. The proprietor welcomes us with coffee ...
Today we ventured further afield to visit Ascoli Piceno, and explore the old town. We took the little tourist train to get the most out of the visit, which started from the main square - where a lot of the beautiful buildings are built in travertine marble. We also had a chance to try their famous stuffed olives which were yum ...
... an "abruzzo style" lunch. Rita insists it's no big deal. 6 courses later we are wondering what a "big deal" might look like. Despite the language barriers, the conversation never wanes. This is a testament to the kindness of the Zippilis. One funny side note/tangent: there was an old I Love Lucy episode where the gang goes to Italy and somehow gets arrested. There was no one who spoke English, but an old drunk spoke Spanish ...
... her little brother. She is, however, one of the most compassionate and kind people I have ever met. Her complete love of animals is beyond compare to anyone I know. I have watched her stand for two hours stroking a horse while waiting to get into a museum and she has pet at least 3000 unique dogs, always approaching the owner. The owners are always patient, but are happy when I finally step in to separate girl from beast. I have sadly witnessed ...