Grand Hotel Regina
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Regina Salsomaggiore Terme
Travel Blogs from Salsomaggiore Terme
... a bit more weight on the shoulders, which is less than ideal.
Pauline wins the prize for identifying the special person I alluded to in my last post. I thought the picture I provided - no, not the one of Marilyn Monroe - would be a big clue for readers familiar with my time walking in France. Pauline correctly identified Laurence, who was my camino angel the day after I left Besancon. I think I told you she and her mother were completing the VF in stages and that they would ...
... for now I'll say simply that I am well, I'm making good progess and tonight I am sleeping with four other pilgrims - including a very special one - in parish accommodation in Medesano, not far out of the city of Fidenza.
Watch this space.
... s birthday dinner. It also means I'm writing this in a rush and my memory is a bit mushed up from fever and delirium, so please excuse the disjointed nature of this entry.
My first trip back outside the house was up to a festival with Franci's friend Chiara. Apparently all summer there are festivals in different towns in the valleys - they are a major part of the socialising and nightlife, every weekend and most other evenings as well there'll ...
... from addition of balsamic in their pickling brine). These were served with torta fritta - these amazing little airy pillows of fried pizza dough. The torta fritta puff up with a giant air bubble inside so you can break them apart to have with the vegies and meats, and they're much lighter than bread. I have to say, the prosciutto is softer and more tender than any I've had back home. There is no chewiness or stringiness, it almost melts in the mouth. And the slight sharpness from ...
... used to be a Merchant Banker in Milano but has since retired from that and now works in one of the family restaurants. In apparently typical European fashion, 20 minutes from reaching Piacenza we stop at a highway rest stop for a caffe. And I'm pleasantly surprised by one of the best espresso's I've had in years... of course it also turns out to be the first of many for the day.
After dropping bags, showering and ...