Grand Hotel Delle Rocche
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Delle Rocche Rocca di Mezzo
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... still active. Neil rang a bell and spoke in Italian to a nun who opened the door to the abbey before scuttling off without saying anything. It could be a silent order. She did give us a wave however. There are some lovely frescoes but most interesting was a very old style simple coffin. There was also a statue that I thought was Jesus showing some leg. Turns out it was a saint showing his bloody scars of martyrdom or the plague.
Throw in the occasional blue lake and the picture is complete. It was simply stunning. The town was very cultured with a couple of jewellery shops where I treated myself to a ring that was made by the old man who sold it to me. He is the 13th generation of his family to work in the shop. It was fascinating. We also bought a scarf and a wall hanging made from local wool from a charming talented lady.
... food was fabulous. We were served by her 11 year old grandson. The Italians are very family oriented and all generations spend lots of time together. We had 14 courses of food and four different drinks. We were all totally stuffed long before the dessert which we managed to force down. There were lots of laughs and a good time was had by all. The courses were - crispy pasta with herb butter, pancetta with fresh fig, ...
... but it too was damaged in the earthquake. It was just gorgeous with quaint houses and cobbled slightly hilly streets. We had a coffee then moved on to the ruin of a castle Rocca di Calascio that has the best 360 degree views. We lunched in the small town below, pasta with wild boar for Derek and lamb with wild fruits for me. Very tasty. The lamb was quite gamey.
Again we drove for an hour to the base of the highest mountain in Italy other than ...
... while Derek, Gerry and Neil walked up to an old castle above the monastery. Our room is basic But comfortable with a mezzanine floor where we sleep.Derek dropped the soap in the shower and had to open the door and get out to retrieve it.
We met at 7pm for drinks and a four course dinner was served at 8pm. Beautiful antipasto of local product, pasta, pork with potato and a cake slice. All very good fun as usual.
Bed by 10.30.