Grand Hotel Mattei
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... to love the complexity and confusion of this land-- and admire its progress and the great accomplishments of its people in recent history, despite the huge barriers there are between them. And I guess I can understand a bit better why people would follow a guy like Mussolini who was able to instill in theM this sense of grandeur and unity that had been lost for 1500 years… Anyways… Back into town, I reach the castle, which is a pretty impressive ...
1617. Crossing the Rubicon--Again (Ita 179) Gatteo sul Mare, July 28, 2013, Day 250 3 hrs, 4 kms Next I head down to Rimini, Italy's party town. I would expect the hostels to be booked way in advance at this time of year--but no, there's plenty of room. I book for 3 nights. Why? Well, I'm planning on finishing a Superhike here and Rimini is going to be my base. This will be my "San Marino Superhike" in which I'm going to finish exploring every town ...
... bad. Attempted to get to the accommodation on my own but forgot to bring the walking map. Probably sitting on the printer back home. Tried to get directions and did fairly well, at least I understood the woman saying "go to next grande via (main street), turn right and catch the #14 bus at the bus stop". Followed her directions and found the bus stop. Didn't know how far to take it though and didn't know where to buy a ticket so called the ...
... for lunch. We were told Ravenna is famous for its panini, having originated from this area. It's just a flat bread roll with filling in it (nothing to write home about).
Sailed back to Venice late this afternoon. I have to take back my comment that the Venetian Lagoon is very uninteresting and nothing but water with no life to be seen. The bank is well and truly populated with lots going on and towns all the way ...
... hostel in Rimini. Once it's dark I can safely leave my guitar and camera on a rocky tide breaker and float out into the water for a magical nighttime swim. Just letting go of it all... lying on he water, staring up into the starry sky. No deadlines. Losing track of time.
Finally I decide to continue on, opting for the lively boardwalk for a change. Packed ...