Grand Hotel Delle Rocche
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Travel Blogs from Rocca di Mezzo
... 30th May
John cycled into town this morning and managed to pick up a walking map. We started our walk just outside the campsite and headed up through woods on what in winter would be the ski pistes. We passed a couple of ski lifts on the way. At the top of the valley, we headed over the saddle and trekked steeply downhill to a lovely open valley area which had picnic tables and a refuge. After lunch, we climbed up through ...
... when about a dozen families pooled their funds and bought a tract of land from the church. Today the village is made up of 3 small hamlets and the land is still held only by direct descendants of the original group of families. Any changes require the use of the original document from the 1400s. The villagers typically live up in the mountains from spring to fall but drive the their animals down to the valley closer to Montefalco for the winter as the mountain grasses ...
... lighter selections, there were plenty of people there so we didn't feel we had to do our bit. We started with Bresaola, rocket and parmesan and smoked goose breast, followed by a lamb casserole for Laurie and veal with porcini mushrooms for Meg, we just had to have another bottle of yesterday's Montepulciano. We came back for a little lie down before going to a local bar and then a small bowl of pasta for ...
... for Madonna, the singer, not the virgin! It was so cold so we had the old 13th C town to ourselves and a few curious locals. We wandered over the ruins of the old castle, took in wonderful views in time for our reservation for lunch. We weren't given a menu at Taverna Caldora, it was all fresh from the kitchen, we had baccala with a light pesto, fried lamb with marinated vegetables and potato, fresh goats curd and heaps of bread, this was followed by ...
... but we were blessed with sunny weather. Sulmona, south from L'Aquila, is in a valley surrounded by National Parks with hiking in summer and skiing in winter so shares some similarities with Bright in Victoria. Plenty of shops and restaurants so we chose one for a delicous dinner with a groaning antipasti table, papardelle of hare sauce, ox tongue, a delicate tiramisu and, of course, the local wine Montepulciano D'Abruzzo. It rained and snowed during the ...