Grand Hotel Terme Parco Augusto
Travel Blogs from Terme Vigliatore
... lunch and Lia found me a pumice stone, which I intend bringing home....
Later that evening, after the requisite siesta, we set off to Linguaglossa to a few places that Seņora recommended: Bar Le Palme for granite and l'Alhambra pasticceria for a local pastry delicacy made of pistachio, almonds or hazelnut. While we were walking around, I was struck again by the groups of ...
... a wee, paid for by 4 gelati...... Phew!
A Google search while we waited for the town to rise from her slumber, did not reveal any pistachio shops / wholesalers, but the bartender told us about a place near the church. We searched again without success in the most suffocating heat, and were saved by a lovely lady who directed us to a pasticceria that specialised in pistachio products. We bought a few pastries, but the highlight of the trip was ...
... in the distance. The farm has been passed down from Maria's grandfather, but has been operational for 200 years. They still have the original wine press and various tools used to harvest grapes and make wine over the years. The entire farm is dotted with various antique farm tools and our accommodation, the Kiwi's Bower, was a beautiful old farm cottage, filled with antiques, with 2 terraces overlooking the valley.
When I was making my summer plans over the spring months, I of course wanted to include some relaxing beach time. I made plans to go with a friend to Mykonos in early July and figured that would suffice (in addition to weekly trips to Santa Severa beach outside Rome). Something that I was also planned for the summer was to visit in old teaching buddy who now lives in Zurich. Was going to do that a few days after Madrid.
... ourselves into hiding already.
Yet it did mean we were ideally placed to witness Etna's eruption. Passing the binoculars quickly between us we gaped as the volcano spat forth huge glowing lumps of lava into dark night sky. A stream of molten magma, visible with the naked eye, snaking down the hillside.
The rest of the week has been spent lounging around the poolside, and on the odd ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking