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Day 8: San Giovanni Rotondo – Lanciano – Loreto – Assisi
We will have breakfast at our hotel before we make our way
to Lanciano, and visit the Church of St. Longinus where we will see the
Eucharistic Miracle and celebrate Mass. It was here, as they celebrated
the Latin Rite, a Basilian hieromonk was assigned to celebrate ...
... a lovely white wine. I must say we are getting "travel weary" and tired of seeing each other in the same clothes! Tomorrow we have a fairly long drive from Pescara on the east coast, down south for about an hour before cutting across to the west coast to the city of Salermo on the Amalfi Coast. GPS says 3 hours 37 minutes....we'll sse. That will be the last long drive. Off to dinner ...
... flowers. It certainly feels like Mexico or Hawaii. We drove down to the waterfront from our hilltop hotel and explored the port area where the locals have built a lovely pedestrian - cycle only bridge, called Ponte de Mare. We enjoyed the views of the city, the beach and the sea as well as an excellent seafood salad, Fruits de Mare, which included large bits of octopus - another first. We now leave for southwestern Italy near the Amalfi coast and ...
... and the bent layers of rock were very evident. We made it to Abbruzzo unscathed. It was a seaside town that reminded us of Whiterock or Qualicum Beach. It was cloudy but still 21 degrees with a warm wind coming in off the ocean. The area seemed to be a "holiday destination" for many British folk as there were quite a few still holidaying. The Italians were all bundled up in coats as if winter had set in! We had lunch on the ...
... that irresistible smell. Usually most of the fat has melted away when they are ready to eat but they certainly won’t be fat-free. Don’t let that stop you, eat them anyway. Grab the skewer in your hands and tear or slide the meat off with your teeth. We had to order an extra bundle ! delicimo!
Once home it's final night and we don't want to carry the booze any further so it's an assault on ...
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility