Grand Hotel & La Pace
Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... This is a spa town with hot thermal springs so we and some of our new friends skipped dinner and went for relaxing Friday night out in Italy. What better way to spend our last night in Italy then laying by the pool sipping drinks or laying around in the warm spa. A good night had by all.
Stay tuned for more exciting adventures soon.
Randall & Mikey
... aids there is tremendous noise in the hall but drawing really concentrates the mind, to see as a sculptor does. Now I've been here for an hour and did two drawings, how time flies. Michelangelo has the art of portraying gesture, the movement of the figure just perfect, so the eye can follow the rhythm, gesture and expression work together and all in rough stone, marvelous!. Also sketched the Pieta da Palestrina which ...
... very steep incline for at least a mile till we reached Leonardo's birthplace. Probably should have had a cup of espresso before that one. Knowing our trail would loop back around to this place, we kept heading up the road towards a beautiful forest. The trees were mossy, tall, and damp from an earlier rain and we could hear waterfalls in the distance. We were the only ones on the entire trail... except for the 100's of chirping birds in the tree tops. I'm not sure ...
... wondered down the main shopping street so Mom could look at some bags and Billy and I bought some fridge magnets. Our fridge is rather full now with one from everywhere we've been. After the gelato we decided to get sandwiches to share on the road and head for Florence.
This detour was well worth it. The hills were green with poppy's in full bloom dotting the countryside with red. Too beautiful. The gelato was as good as ...
... where mum found another irish pub, right next to the hotel and had a few beers. I went up to the room to have a rest. We ended up at the same restaurant as the night before, inside this time and really appreciated the way Italians serve wine. There is no wine list, you choose either red or white and it comes in a ¼ litre, ½ litre and a full litre. Not surprisingly this ended up as another drunken night.
Apart from us getting "lost" again, we loved ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center