Hotel De Prati
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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So a very exciting day as we set off for Rome. Hard to believe that we are actually going to see this city this afternoon. ! Driving south through the edges of Tuscany s very influential part of Italy at times more important than Rome especially during Renaissance times. fabulous scenery especially cypress ...
... We arrived at Ferrara at 1345 and we had two and a half hours to wander the town. Warren visited the museum in the castle which he enjoyed. From here we caught a bus to meet our boat at the small village of Zelo. I think everyone fell asleep during the 45 minute trip after a 40 km day in bright sunshine and temperatures approaching 30 degrees. After dinner we wandered up to the localities where darts was popular. Warren and Alex were beaten by Marco and Guilliano in a tight ...
We left the ship early and went to see the fish market at Chioggia and then a visit to the Clock Tower at the church. What we thought would be a quick trek up the stairs to the top for a few pictures turned into a fascinating hour with the priest who explained some of the local history. We were also shown (and touched!) 14th century documents found in the walls of the tower ...
... photos from a platform at the top. The one next to it had to be shortened a fair bit soon after it was built, because it developed a serious lean to one side. It has more of an angle than the Tower of Pisa, but is still standing. In the 1400's it is estimated that Bologna was a medieval New York, with up to 180 brick skyscrapers, and there are still a couple of dozen left scattered around town.
I did find a special little church on my travels, one that was founded ...
... to relate to. There is a lot to see and some of it for the second time. Of course there is also 20th century Bologna which has less charm, but its historic centre is compact and fascinating. Another train took me to Vergato where I would meet the farm owner. The farm is 15km away from Vergato and the station. There is no TV, radio to speak of, or Internet here. The detachment from life is quite zen. The focus is on working and eating. It took me a few days to ...