Grand Hotel de Rose
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Babysitting service
- Non-smoking rooms
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Today we set off on a longer day trip to see Devil's bridge. To be fair, the trip was great, and Devil's bridge was nice to see, but it was a heck of a trip to get there !! Not helped by our satnav which decided to take us on a 10km detour only to bring us back to where we ...
... is still a big hotel at the top of the hill with amazing 180 degree views of the coast - but it is now completely derelict. We air wheeled up there to explore and it's a real shame that it is no longer used as it is in a fantastic location - and apparently it used to have a swimming pool on the roof too ! We were also lucky to have another nice sunset down on the beach so yet more sunset photies coming up ...
... As you can see from the map we are on the edge of a national park, so the scenery around us is fantastic, and not what we expected. We headed North, on what can only be described as a "James Bond" type road - lots of wiggles, tunnels, and the obligatory Italian driver overtaking at every opportunity. We visited a small mountain village called Roccagloriosa for a bite of lunch, and then headed on to a little port called ...
... speed of talking and dialect were difficult for us to unserstand, it was rather difficult! We then went for a walk along the seafront and into the town centre to see what restaurants would be available for dinner..........thankfully there appeared to be a choice of 2 or 3. On our return to the hotel we were met by the owner who confirmed that their restaurant would not be open for ...
... line on its way to Messina. The best bit but also the weirdest was when the train itself boarded the ferry, then we were able to get off, have a beer, stretch our legs and enjoy the views across the bay. The weather was not looking good, quite drizzly and even the odd flash of lightning over Messina. I shall be glad to get to our final tour destination, well final for me, as I then return home, home from Sicily on Friday but there are still three full days ...