Grand Hotel Don Juan
Travel Blogs from Giulianova
Woken up by loads of loud trains interspersed with insistent chirruping of budgie..... Went shopping in morning to aldi look alike except it didn't have the chocolate... Went for a swim. Had a forced siesta when we got locked in site from 2-4. Amazing not a tweet of a budgie, or a marital squabble is allowed to interrupt siesta. Certainly ...
Arrived in all singing all dancing Italian campsite next to beach. Packed in like sardines. Hole in ground toilet. Swimming pool, shop, restaurant. Tokens for showers. Electric that shuts itself off. Loads of kids, arguing couples. Beach ok if any Italian beach can be ok in summer. Too hot to cycle into ...
... It was not until we arrived a tight bend and the wheels started spinning that I realised that I was not going any farther! As much as I tried I was not going to get around this bend, which left me no alternative but to reverse all the way back down the last three hundred yards of lane with a foot or so either side. This I accomplished with a lot of sweat ...
... all. Wandering bands of minstrals, wandering monks, wandering tourists, wandering us.
Post coffee, went to Basilica Di Santa Chiara, and the crypt where St Claire's body is preserved. On entering the Basilica, passed by oldest nun I think I've ever seen standing. Mother Superior in "The Sound of Music" was a spring chicken in comparison.
While St Claire and St Francis ...
... Usually it's Germans or Dutch cyclists or occasionally English speakers. A group of mountain bikers whose bikes are very muddy take shelter under the Loggia of the Chiesa di San Francesco because the rain has become torrential. Then one by one they bring their bikes into the square to pressure wash them under the torrents of water spilling from the buildings. Most buildings and the paving to the Piazza del Popolo are of travertine marble, as is the paving on ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet